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A Sustainable Freeze Drying Route to Porous Polysaccharides

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April 2015 Bio-derived polysaccharide aerogels are highly porous materials fabricated from aqueous gels of a range of natural polysaccharides, such as starch, alginic acid, pectin. These materials have attracted increasing attention due to superior physical properties, which make them potential...Read more

Vapour Pressure of Ice

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The driving force behind freeze drying is the pressure differential between the product chamber and the condenser: the greater the difference, the faster the flow of vapour away from the drying product. The condenser must be significantly colder than the product for effective freeze drying. The t...Read more

Evaporation Technologies for Parallel Chemistry

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May 2015 Parallel chemistry enables large numbers of analogues of compounds to be synthesized at the same time. While single-sample evaporation systems, such as rotary evaporators, may be ideal for other tasks, they pose a significant bottleneck for these types of applications particularly when...Read more

Evaporation Technologies for Environmental Analysis

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March 2015 Monitoring of the environment for substances potentially harmful to health is a core activity not just for government departments but for many organisations who wish to ensure that they are not harming their staff or the environment. Samples of air, water, soil or plant matter are rou...Read more

Sample Holders: The Right Tool for the Job

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Solvent evaporation is used for an incredibly wide range of applications with many different solutes, solvents and containers. Using the right sample holder for your container type is important to ensure operating efficiency and to prevent product waste. Thermal conductivity [caption id="attachme...Read more

The Quest for Culinary Perfection

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October 2014 Midsummer House, located in the heart of historic Cambridge, is home to some seriously stylish food. Chef Daniel Clifford’s cooking has a modern-focus which is underpinned by classical French technique. Top-quality ingredients, advanced technique and technical prowess add wow-facto...Read more

Guide to Choosing a Freeze Dryer

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September 2014 Freeze drying is used for many different types of product - foods, pharmaceuticals, tissues, advanced materials, ingredients, fractions. It is used to improve shelf life, reduce weight, create a particular structure, increase solubility, reduce decay, or make products easier to s...Read more

Misconceptions in Freeze Drying

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Request your copy Fill in the form below to request a copy of the popular "misconceptions" series in a pdf booklet form, with extra misconceptions not included in the previous article. Please note this booklet is not available in all geographies. Alternatively you can read it through online, st...Read more

Nano Particles, an Effective Means for Drug Delivery

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March 2015 Advances in drug discovery technologies and combinatorial chemistry techniques have led to identification of a number of compounds with good therapeutic potential. However, the number of insoluble drug candidates has increased in recent years with almost 70%1 of new drug candidates sh...Read more

Misconceptions in Freeze Drying

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<<8: Shelf Spacing Requirements 9. Vacuum pumps are all the same “I have a vacuum in the lab that works fine, I’ll use that one” “I'll just connect the dryer to our house vacuum system” Many pumps often found in the lab – central vacuum systems, single stage pumps or diaphragm pumps – are...Read more