NanoSight delivers the world’s most versatile and proven multi-parameter nanoparticle analysis in a single instrument.
Nanosight instruments utilize nanoparticle tracking analysis (NTA) technology. This uses a laser and microscope to visualize nanoparticles in an aqueous medium. The movement of the particles under Brownian motion is then tracked by specially developed software. As the ability of a nanoparticle to be moved by Brownian motion is proportional to its size, e.g. the smaller the particle the faster it will move, the software can calculate the size of each individual particle. This is done on a particle by particle basis so a polydispersed sample can be accurately measured giving a result in terms of each distinct size population. This gives it many advantages over traditional averaging techniques such as DLS (dynamic light scattering).
From loading the sample into the cell to getting results can take as little as 2-3 minutes, with the ability to run batches of samples under the same conditions and directly compare results.
NTA can be used to analyse nanoparticles in numerous applications including:
• Virology and Vaccines
• Exosomes and Microvesicles
• Protein aggregation
• Drug Delivery
• Nanoparticle Toxicology
• Inks and Pigments
• Water Purity
With over 500 3rd party scientific papers already published and many more on the way NTA from Nanosight is a growing and exciting technique.
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