Viscotek announces the High Throughput Dynamic Light Scattering (HTDLS) Instrument
Product News May 30, 2007
Viscotek has announced the High Throughput Dynamic Light Scattering (HTDLS) instrument. Combining the proven benefits of Viscotek's patented single mode fibre (SMF) technology and 3-axis, automated platform - the HTDLS is a high throughput, dynamic light scattering system.
According to Viscotek, the HTDLS is designed to deliver the highest sensitivity, wide range temperature control and low sample volume to make the most of assays, whatever plate types are used. Also, the HTDLS cuts down measurement times to c.1 minute per sample well.
Traditionally laboratories faced with analyzing higher concentration samples, such as emulsion or nanoparticles, have found traditional light scattering instruments limited both in terms of sensitivity and resolution. To address these deficiencies Viscotek has launched the Model 802- DAT. Dual Attenuation Technology (DAT) is a technique that controls the level of light entering the sample as well as controlling scattered light going to the detector.
The researchers are able to work at the optimum conditions for the laser and detector irrespective of sample type. In combination with OmniSIZE 3.0 software the Model 802 DLS with DAT is able to automatically adjust the instrument to its optimum setting sample by sample. From 100% transmission for the maximum sensitivity right down to 0.0001% transmission for concentrated samples - a dynamic range of 10 6.