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Learn more about particles with this imaging accessory

| By Gerald Ondrey

Malvern Panalytical

This company launched the Hydro Insight, a dynamic imaging accessory for its Mastersizer 3000 particle sizing instrument (photo). The Hydro Insight provides an “extra pair of eyes” for researchers, scientists, and quality control managers. Through real-time particle imaging, this tool helps them to see beyond particle size — powering more in-depth materials research and exciting scientific advances. Sitting alongside the Mastersizer 3000 laser diffraction system, the Hydro Insight provides live particle images by combining Vision Analytical’s dynamic imaging expertise with this company’s flow cell technology. Based on these images, it also generates quantitative data on particle shape, alongside particle size data from the Mastersizer 3000. The combination of high-resolution imaging with high-range laser diffraction data provides a more comprehensive overview of materials than laser diffraction alone, says the company. — Malvern Panalytical B.V., Almelo, the Netherlands