NanoSight Announces the Pittcon Launch of the NS200 System for Nanoparticle Characterization
Product News Feb 09, 2011
Based on the well-adopted LM20 model applying their unique particle-by-particle visualization and counting method, Nanoparticle Tracking Analysis or NTA, NanoSight has taken advantage of developments in hardware to produce an easier-to-use instrument with a high sensitivity camera built into the housing of the system.
With optimized locators for making it very easy to position the measurement cell and with an electronic readout of the cell test temperature, NanoSight have set out producing a design of instrument to meet the growing need for systems with a recognised SOP, standard operating procedure.
The system has an optional blue laser to improve imaging capability, and fluorescence filters can be added when working with suitably labelled particles. The EMCCD (electron multiplying CCD) camera is designed with maximal speed and sensitivity in mind. With 37 full frames/second collected directly through a universal USB2.0 interface, the EMCCD has greatly enhanced performance over the standard CCD previously supplied. Furthermore, the laser in the NS200 is triggered to reduce thermal issues with respect to the sample, restricting photobleaching during fluorescence imaging.
The end result is a ruggedly constructed instrument which requires minimal operator skills. Training is very rapid and operators can produce consistent results within a very short time from introduction.