Izon Science is supporting the fast growing field of extracellular vesicle research with sponsorship of The International Society for Extracellular Vesicles (ISEV) 2013 Conference. Over 1,000 researchers are gathering in Boston to share knowledge on extracellular vesicles which can be used as biomarkers for early detection and diagnosis of diseases such as cancer and cardiovascular disease.
Leading scientific instrument manufacturer HORIBA Scientific will now sell and support the Izon qNano and qViro-X particle characterization products in France. The devices, which utilize innovative nanopore-based detection, are enabling leading researchers studying a range of nano- and micro-scale particles, including viruses, exosomes and drug delivery particles, to characterize their samples with a level of detail not previously available.
A new study from University of Queensland, and the National Measurement Institute (NMI) Australia highlights important differences between high resolution and low resolution techniques in particle sizing. The findings are significant in that they underlie the increasing importance placed on provision of data using high resolution techniques for getting nanomedicines into the clinic.
Incepta Pharmaceuticals Ltd is a leading pharmaceutical company based in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Its focus on quality and timely introduction of much needed essential medications previously unavailable, has enabled Incepta to become the second largest pharmaceutical company in the country.
Incepta Vaccine Ltd, a sister company of Incepta Pharmaceuticals Ltd, is the first human vaccines manufacturing company in Bangladesh with state-of-the-art facilities in compliance with WHO GMP requirements. Its large production capacity, will allow the company to supply its vaccines to both developed and developing countries around the world.
Reseachers at Victoria University of Wellington, have played an important role in advancing some of the fundamental aspects of physical characterization using nanopore-based measurement. A growing number of TRPS-based projects are up and running in different areas of research at the university, demonstrating the scope and highly individualized nature of the devices.
New research published by Colby et al. at Boston University shows the qNano system used for detailed characterization of time- and pH- dependent swelling of expansile polymeric nanoparticles for drug delivery.
Izon released the first commercially available method to simultaneously measure the charge and size of nano- and submicron particles on a particle by particle basis. This innovative high resolution analysis developed for Izon’s qNano platform, will provide researchers with a new tool to better understand and advance their work in a range of fields, including drug delivery, diagnostics and exosomes and microvesicles.
Drug delivery research in India will advance with help from New Zealand, with the gift of a highly advanced qNano system to Prof. Rinti Banerjee from the Department of Biosciences & Bioengineering at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Mumbai.
The prospect of characterizing individual nanoparticles, molecules, or DNA base pairs has generated considerable interest in resistive pulse sensing. In addition to size and concentration analysis, this technique also has the capacity to measure the charge density of objects in situations where electrophoretic forces dominate their motion. Here we present a methodology to simultaneously extract, via appropriate theoretical models, the size and ζ-potential of objects from the resistive pulse signal they generate. The methodology was demonstrated using a size-tunable elastic pore sensor to measure a complex "bimodal" suspension composed of two particle sets with different size and charge. Elastically tuning the size of the pore sensor, by stretching the elastic pore membrane, enables a larger sample size range to be analyzed, improves measurement sensitivity, and fine-tunes the forces acting on objects. This methodology represents a new approach for investigating and understanding the fundamental behavior of nanoscale dispersions.