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The molecular weight of proteins, synthetic and natural polymers is a direct indicator of product performance and activity.

Understanding this and other molecular parameters is key to controlling product performance in a wide variety of applications areas including:

  • Strength, durability and toughness of plastics and other synthetic polymers.
  • Degradation and release rate of drug delivery polymers.
  • Performance and mouth-feel of polysaccharides in foods e.g. maltodextrin and other starch derivatives.
  • Strength and quality of fillers and lubricants in pharmaceuticals and cosmaceuticals e.g. hyaluronic acid and cellulose derivatives.
  • Efficacy and aggregation state of proteins and biopharmaceuticals e.g. monoclonal antibodies (mAbs).

Malvern’s advanced GPC/SEC detectors, which include low angle and right angle light scattering (LALS and RALS) and multi-angle light scattering (SEC-MALS), are designed to measure absolute molecular weight with unparalleled accuracy. Complete systems such as the TDAmax form and out-of the-box solution, while add-on detectors such as the SEC-MALS 20 and the Zetasizer µV allow you to upgrade an existing GPC/SEC system to measure absolute molecular weight.

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How low can you go? New advances in the analysis of low molecular weight polymers by GPC/SEC Webinar - Live (English)

Gel Permeation Chromatography (GPC) also known as Size Exclusion Chromatography (SEC), is a very popular analytical tool for polymer characterization. Low molecular weight polymers such as polyols, epoxies and polycaprolactones (amongst others) are ...

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August 25 2015
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Introducing the most advanced GPC/SEC system available: OMNISEC Technical Note (English)

Here we describe the features and benefits of the OMNISEC GPC/SEC system and explain how OMNISEC sets a new standard in molecular characterization.



Size Exclusion Chromatography / Gel Permeation Chromatography: An Introduction in 30 Minutes Whitepaper (English)

GPC/SEC is mainly used for the characterization of macromolecules including synthetic and natural polymers (including polysaccharides) as well as proteins or RNA/DNA. This white paper provides an introduction to the technique in 30 minutes.



Overcoming challenges in the detection and characterization of PLGA using the latest developments in GPC/SEC technology Poster (English)

PLA, PLGA and their copolymers are biocompatible, biodegradable and used in a number of medical applications. However, analysis of this low molecular weight and low dn/dc sample pushes the sensitivity boundaries of all previous light scattering detec...


Keywords: Polymer solutions English Poster Molecular structure Molecular size Molecular weight Gel Permeation Chromatography Static Light Scattering Size Exclusion Chromatography OMNISEC 

Using GPC/SEC for excipient characterization Article (English)

The properties of polymeric excipients can directly affect the clinical efficacy, safety, and quality of a finished pharmaceutical product and are routinely identified as critical quality attributes (CQAs). This article looks at how gel permeation/si...


Keywords: English Article Molecular structure Molecular size Molecular weight Gel Permeation Chromatography Static Light Scattering Size Exclusion Chromatography Biological drug characterization and development Drug discovery Excipients and coatings OMNISEC 
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