UV-Visible Spectroscopy Measurement Tutorial for Nanoparticle Solutions, Part 2

The second part in a series on how to accurately measure the optical spectra of solutions of nanoparticles using a UV-VIS (UV-Visible) spectroscopy. In this demo, we use an Agilent 8453 spectrophotometer to accurately measure a high concentration solution of nanoComposix's BioPure Silver Nanospheres using an analytical balance.

Video discusses:

  • Optimal absorbance to take UV-Vis measurements
  • Measurement techniques for performing a dilution
  • Critical data that needs to be captured in order to accurately perform a quantitative calculation

More information about UV-Vis measurements and Plasmonic materials can be found through the following links:

Let us measure your sample for you!  Find out more about our UV-Vis measurement services and other nanoparticle characterization services.

Thanks for watching!  Please contact us with feedback and suggestions of what else you'd like to see from us!

February 08, 2017

Covalent Coupling of Antibodies to Gold Nanoparticles

This video provides step-by-step instruction for how to conjugate antibodies to nanoComposix’s BioReady gold nanoparticles. Learn how to make high sensitivity conjugates with low non-specific background on your first try!

February 02, 2017

Nanosafety: Conclusions from a decade of nanotoxicology research

Are nanoparticles safe? This webinar provides a summary of what we've learned over the last 10 years providing support for nanotoxicology research. Guidance is provided on important factors that toxicologists must consider when conducting research on the hazards and risks of nanoparticles. The link betweeen nanosafety research and future nanomedicine based therapies is explored.

December 30, 2016

nanoComposix Signs Agreement with i-DNA Biotechnology Pte. Ltd. for Distribution of its Products in Singapore and Malaysia

nanoComposix Signs Agreement with i-DNA Biotechnology Pte. Ltd. for Distribution of its Products in Singapore and Malaysia

nanoComposix announced it that has selected and signed an agreement with i-DNA Biotechnology Pte. Ltd. for distribution of nanoComposix nanotechnology products and services in Southeast Asia. nanoComposix is a 12 year old company that provides monodisperse and unagglomerated metal and metal-oxide nanomaterials to thousands of customers worldwide. The company has hundreds of different variants of material, size, shape, and surface are available as stock products and has produced over 2000 custom core/shell, biofunctionalized, fluorescent, and magnetic nanocomposites to meet client specifications. NanoComposix produced the NIST nanosilver reference material and its particles have been utilized in over 400 peer-reviewed publications. All materials are supplied with certificates of analysis that include electron microscopy, hydrodynamic diameter, and optical data for each batch to guarantee products meet specifications. Contract manufacturing is performed on scales that range from small beakers to thousands of liters. Nanomaterials for medical devices and clinical trials are produced in our ISO13485 and cGMP compliant cleanroom facility. By leveraging our unique library of nanomaterials, we aim to help our customers rapidly bring nano-enabled products from concept to commercialization.

i-DNA Biotechnology Pte. Ltd. i-DNA is a product and service-oriented company with their headquarters and R&D laboratory facility located in Singapore. The primary focus of i-DNA is to develop, manufacture, market and distribute innovative products and services for applications in the areas of the life sciences, biotechnology, assay development and laboratory testing. In addition to providing products and assay development to its customers, i-DNA distributes research products from many leading international brands, with the aim of bringing diverse high quality research tools and solutions to its customers including offering specialized and contract research services catered to the customer’s specific requirements. With its headquarters in Singapore and a strong business network in the South-East Asia, i-DNA offers excellent customer service for its products and services in Singapore and Southeast Asia markets.

The nanoComposix products fit well with i-DNA’s product lines which are used for diverse techniques and life science assays. Both companies look forward to working together to provide excellent customer service to customers in Singapore and Southeast Asia in the coming years.

The press release can be found on the nanocomposix website link here: nanocomposix.com/blogs/news/nanocomposix-signs-agreement-with-i-dna-biotechnology-pte-ltd-for-distribution-of-its-products-in-singapore-and-malaysia

The nanoComposix website is: nanocomposix.com

The Stratech Scientific website is: i-dna.sg

About nanoComposix

We are a San Diego, California company that fabricates nanomaterials with an unprecedented level of quality and control. Our multi-disciplinary technical teams utilize a proprietary nanoscale tool-kit to develop custom nanomaterials for commercial, academic and government clients for biotechnology, electronics, material science, defense and aerospace applications. Through the establishment of open and collaborative relationships, we rapidly generate innovative solutions to our clients’ most challenging R&D problems. nanoComposix markets their products directly and through distributors and licensing partners worldwide.

Contact:
Elizabeth Ward
nanoComposix, Inc.
4878 Ronson Court, Suite K
San Diego, CA 92111

Tel: +1 (858) 565-4227
Fax: +1 (619) 330-2556
Email: elizabeth.ward@nanocomposix.com
Website: nanocomposix.com

Contact:
Woe Huey Liang
i-DNA Biotechnology Pte. Ltd.
237 Pandan Loop
#07-08 Westech Building
Singapore 128424
Tel: +65 6779 0665
Email: hueyliang@i-dna.sg
Website: i-dna.sg

December 13, 2016

nanoComposix Signs Agreement with Stratech Ltd. for Distribution of its Products in the United Kingdom

nanoComposix Signs Agreement with Stratech Ltd. for Distribution of its Products in the United Kingdom

nanoComposix announced it that has selected and signed an agreement with Stratech Scientific Ltd. for distribution of nanoComposix nanotechnology products and services in the United Kingdom. nanoComposix is a 12 year old company that provides monodisperse and unagglomerated metal and metal-oxide nanomaterials to thousands of customers worldwide.   The company has hundreds of different variants of material, size, shape, and surface are available as stock products and has produced over 2000 custom core/shell, biofunctionalized, fluorescent, and magnetic nanocomposites to meet client specifications.  NanoComposix produced the NIST nanosilver reference material and its particles have been utilized in over 400 peer-reviewed publications. All materials are supplied with certificates of analysis that include electron microscopy, hydrodynamic diameter, and optical data for each batch to guarantee products meet specifications. Contract manufacturing is performed on scales that range from small beakers to thousands of liters. Nanomaterials for medical devices and clinical trials are produced in our ISO13485 and cGMP compliant cleanroom facility. By leveraging our unique library of nanomaterials, we aim to help our customers rapidly bring nano-enabled products from concept to commercialization.

Stratech Scientific Ltd. provides over 1.8 million innovative and specialist life science research tools to life science researchers who need consistent, reproducible results. Stratech has built an excellent reputation over 34 years for supplying high quality, competitively priced, reliable products to their end users. The company supplies one of the largest ranges of primary and secondary antibodies and they offer specialist reagents within the fields of immunology, neurology, cell invasion, thrombolysis, apoptosis and molecular biology. Stratech is also ISO9001:2008 accredited ensuring superior quality and service for our customers.

The nanoComposix products fit well with Stratech product lines which are used for diverse techniques such as immunochemistry, fluorescent labelling, protein purification and expression, tissue culture, ion channel indication, microarrays and clinical testing. Both companies look forward to working together to provide excellent customer service to customers in the UK in the coming years.

The press release can be found on the nanocomposix website link here: nanocomposix.com/blogs/news/nanocomposix-signs-agreement-with-stratech-ltd-for-distribution-of-its-products-in-the-united-kingdom

The nanoComposix website is: nanocomposix.com

The Stratech Scientific website is: stratech.co.uk

About nanoComposix

We are a San Diego, California company that fabricates nanomaterials with an unprecedented level of quality and control. Our multi-disciplinary technical teams utilize a proprietary nanoscale tool-kit to develop custom nanomaterials for commercial, academic and government clients for biotechnology, electronics, material science, defense and aerospace applications. Through the establishment of open and collaborative relationships, we rapidly generate innovative solutions to our clients’ most challenging R&D problems. nanoComposix markets their products directly and through distributors and licensing partners worldwide.

Contact:
Elizabeth Ward
nanoComposix, Inc.
4878 Ronson Court, Suite K
San Diego, CA 92111

Tel: +1 (858) 565-4227
Fax: +1 (619) 330-2556
Email: elizabeth.ward@nanocomposix.com
Website: nanocomposix.com

Contact:
Sian Bolitho
Stratech Scientific, Ltd
Unit 7, Oaks Drive
Newmarket, Suffolk
United Kingdom CB8 7SY

Tel: +44 (0) 1638 782600
Email: sian@stratech.co.uk
Website: stratech.co.uk

December 13, 2016

UV-Visible Spectrophotometer UV-Vis Measurement Tutorial for Nanoparticle Solutions

In the first of many, we have a tutorial on how to use a UV-vis spectrophotometer – we appreciate any suggestions you might have for future tutorials!

Demonstration of how to accurately measure the optical spectra of solutions of nanoparticles using a UV-VIS (UV-Visible) spectrophotometer.  In this demo, we use an Agilent 8453 Spectrophotometer and measure a sample of nanoComposix’s NanoXact 10 nm Silver Nanospheres, but the same techniques can be applied to many different instruments and sample types.

Video discusses:

  • Background of UV-Vis spectrophotometry
  • Blanking the instrument 
  • Measuring your sample
  • Other tips & things to watch out for when measuring UV-Vis

More information about UV-Vis measurements and Plasmonic materials can be found through the following links:

Let us measure your sample for you!  Find out more about our UV-Vis measurement services and other nanoparticle characterization services.

Thanks for watching!  Please contact us with feedback and suggestions of what else you'd like to see from us!

November 18, 2016

The Upcoming Revolution in Lateral Flow Diagnostics

Learn how ultrasensitive nanoparticle probes, covalent binding chemistry, and quantitative smartphone-based readers are inspiring an explosion in the use and potential of lateral flow diagnostics. These advances enable the detection of ultra-low concentration biomarkers and are opening the door to the diagnosis of diseases and early-stage conditions previously undetectable by lateral flow.

October 14, 2016

The Mystery & Promise of Plasmonic Nanoparticles

Steven Oldenburg, president of nanoComposix, explains plasmonic color science and example applications that range from jewelry design to photothermal treatments of acne.

July 01, 2016

Small, Bright and Beautiful: Emerging Applications of Plasmonic Nanoparticles in Life Science

Steven Oldenburg, president of nanoComposix, explains how plasmonic nanoparticles generate unusual color effects and how their unique properties are utilized in emerging applications.

May 31, 2016

nanoComposix supplies NIST new nanoparticle reference material for consumer and industrial product research

SAN DIEGO – nanoComposix, Inc., a company with unique expertise in manufacturing precisely engineered and highly characterized nanoparticles, announced that the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released a new silver nanoparticle reference material based on nanoComposix's silver nanoparticles The new NIST test material is believed to be the first of its kind to stabilize reactive silver particles in a freeze-dried, polymer coated, nanoparticle cake for long-term storage. Nanoparticulate silver has a variety of uses including for a highly effective bactericide and is one of the most widely used nanomaterials in consumer products. These consumer products include socks and shoe liners (to reduce odor), stain-resistant fabrics, coatings for handrails and keyboards, and many other applications.  To view details: nanocomposix.com and nist.gov/mml/mmsd/silver-030315.cfm.

Silver nanoparticles from nanoComposix have extraordinary properties at the nanoscale that are enabling a wave of innovative commercial products. Many of these new applications are in the field of bionanotechnology, where the strong interaction between silver nanoparticles and specific wavelengths of light is utilized for applications such as sensing, detection, imaging, lateral flow assays, diagnostics and therapeutics. The products can be manufactured nanoComposix under cGMP guidelines which are required for many life science diagnostic and therapeutic product uses. The company recently presented a webinar with Sigma Aldrich reviewing the fundamentals of silver nanoparticle physics, the effect of the nanoparticle's surface on the stability, dissolution, and transport of the nanoparticles in biological systems in both current and future biotechnology applications of silver nanoparticles. A recorded version of the webinar can be watched here.

About nanoComposix

We are a San Diego, California company that fabricates nanomaterials with an unprecedented level of quality and control. Our multi-disciplinary technical teams utilize a proprietary nanoscale tool-kit to develop custom nanomaterials for commercial, academic and government clients for biotechnology, electronics, material science, defense and aerospace applications. Through the establishment of open and collaborative relationships, we rapidly generate innovative solutions to our clients' most challenging R&D problems. nanoComposix markets their products directly and through distributors and licensing partners worldwide.

May 04, 2016
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