Wyatt Blog

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January 3, 2018
Jason Todd

Featured Customer: Jason Todd

January 3, 2018 - This month, we are pleased to feature Jason Todd, a prolific user of SEC-MALS at Polymer Solutions, Inc. But rather than writing about Jason’s work and relationship with Wyatt, we think he tells it best in his own words. Be sure to read to the end and find out about Jason’s rather unusual hobby and family! “Polymer Solutions Incorporated (PSI) is a privately-owned contract testing laboratory focused on analysis of polymers and polymer-based products, comprising three labs. The Applied Chemistry and Spectroscopy (ACS) Lab performs a lot of classical wet chemistry methods, dilute solution viscosity, FTIR, NMR, titrations, and ICP-OES.
December 18, 2017

Thomas Fire Update

December 18, 2017 - Dear Customers: Thank you for reaching out and keeping us in your thoughts while our region deals with the challenges associated with the Thomas Fire. While this wildfire continues to burn through portions of southern California, we thankfully report Wyatt Technology has not been adversely impacted. The air has been smoky but otherwise it’s business as usual. Unfortunately, not everyone in our region was as fortunate and so there’s a way you can help. A “Thomas Fire Fund” has been established by the United Way, American Red Cross and the California Office of Emergency Services to help those in need. Donations can be made through the United Way website at www.unitedwaythomasfirefund.org
December 15, 2017
HPLC Stack

Polymer characterization: viscosity is intrinsic

December 15, 2017 - The centrality of multi-angle light scattering to polymer characterization is widely appreciated. SEC-MALS with a DAWN® is the gold standard for determining reliable, accurate distributions of absolute molar mass and rms radius, without having to rely on column calibration, reference molecules that don’t elute like your samples, and assumptions about ideal conformation and column interactions. But once you have mastered SEC-MALS, what’s the next stage? How to obtain even deeper understanding of your macromolecules? And what are your options if SEC-MALS does not work for some of your samples?
December 14, 2017
Charles Diesendruck

Featured Customer: Charles Diesendruck

December 14, 2017 - Serial customer’ is not quite as chilling a phrase as ‘serial killer’, but still it can make us a bit nervous. We know that a serial customer’s research may be so dependent on Wyatt products that they keep coming back, again and again, to fulfill their need for yet another fresh SEC-MALS stack. A career may depend on Wyatt detectors; we don’t take that responsibility lightly! Charles Diesendruck, our Featured Customer for December 2017, is one such serial customer.
November 27, 2017
John Matson

Featured Customer: John Matson

November 27, 2017 - Prof. Matson’s research focuses on the synthesis of unique polymeric and supramolecular materials with applications in signaling gas delivery, tissue engineering, and sustainability. Current areas of interest include the development of materials for delivery of hydrogen sulfide (H2S), a vital biological signaling gas, the synthesis of cone-shaped bottlebrush polymers, and the preparation of new polymers and polymer blends derived from renewable feedstocks.
November 14, 2017
Vial with Syringe

Developing a Library of Proteins for Drug Research

November 14, 2017 - The abundance of protein drugs on the market shows there is an increasing demand for knowledge within the formulation of biologics, as Professor Pernille Harris, Principal Investigator and Coordinator of the Protein-excipient Interactions and Protein-Protein Interactions in formulation (PIPPI) project explains
October 13, 2017
Jon Pokorski

Featured Customer: Jon Pokorski

October 13, 2017 - Nanoparticle sizing, protein buffer optimization for crystallization, biotherapeutic stability evaluation, critical aggregation or micelle concentration. These are some of the more common applications and uses of the DynaPro® Plate Reader, including the just-launched Plate Reader III. But, some of our Plate Reader customers are far more creative than the average scientist.
October 13, 2017
SelectScience Gold Seal of Quality Award

Gold Seal of Quality Awarded for DAWN

October 13, 2017 - Once again our remarkable customers, along with SelectScience®, have chosen to recognize the DAWN® as an icon of instrument quality and customer delight. This month the DAWN was awarded the SelectScience Gold Seal of Quality, just the second analytical instrument in a field of thousands to receive this status.
October 4, 2017
Nobel Prize

Wyatt Customer to Win Nobel Prize in Chemistry

October 4, 2017 - Wyatt Technology congratulates its customer, Dr. Joachim Frank of Columbia University on sharing the Nobel Prize in Chemistry today with Jacques Dubochet and Richard Henderson. We are delighted to see their work developing cryo-electron microscopy recognized for its use in high-resolution structure determination of biomolecules in solution.
September 19, 2017
Stuart Rowan

Featured Customer: Professor Stuart Rowan

September 19, 2017 - We are pleased to announce that Prof. Stuart Rowan is our Featured Customer for September 2017. As Professor of Molecular Engineering at the University of Chicago’s Institute for Molecular Engineering, Dr. Rowan’s research focuses on the construction and properties of structurally-dynamic polymeric materials such as self-healing materials. He and his group study metallosupramolecular and stimuli-responsive polymers, cellulose nanocrystals in biomimetic and porous systems, and reversible covalent chemistry.