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March 13, 2018
March 13, 2018 - The Northeast US office was established in 2003 to give Wyatt Technology a much-needed physical presence on the east coast and has since grown into an integral part of our growing business. The location offers convenient access for regional customers to receive sales and service support, demos, LSU short courses and technical applications support. The office has a fully equipped analytical lab showcasing Wyatt’s complete lineup of instruments and also includes a number of complementary third party tools.
March 12, 2018
March 12, 2018 - Are all exosomes essentially alike? While proteomic, lipidomic and genomic content, as well as specific function, certainly vary with cell line and environment, common wisdom has held that the vast majority of bionanoparticles produced by cells generally have the same structure and pathway of generation. A tool for differentiating exosomes was needed in order to address this question.
March 9, 2018
March 9, 2018 - Frederic Violleau Ph.D., Professor in the School of Engineering at the University of Toulouse, discovered Wyatt instrumentation over 15 years ago, having first been introduced to the technology using a DAWN DSP. A few years later his lab completed their instrument suite by investing in an AF4 Eclipse II coupled with a DAWN MALS detector and Optilab RI detector. This investment made his lab one of the first French university laboratories equipped with Wyatt technology.
February 12, 2018
February 12, 2018 - Structural biology and SEC-MALS, go together like… horses and stalls? One might be tempted to make the analogy and rather unfortunate rhyme, especially in horse country. The University of Texas, Dallas is where Prof. Sheena D’Arcy has set her stake in the ground, and SEC-MALS is as essential to her work on protein structure, dynamics and function as, well, a horse is to a cowboy.
January 3, 2018
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
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
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
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
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
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