Spectradyne's technology uses highly-engineered microfluidic cartridges for sample particle size analysis. Leveraging advances in semiconductor processing techniques, these cartridges include engineered features that make the Resistive Pulse Sensing technique practical and easy to use at the nanoscale. Some of the benefits our customers appreciate include: 1000-fold smaller sample volume required for analysis (only 3 microliters), no time spent cleaning flow cells between samples, and embedded fluidic features in each cartridge that prevent the clogging behaviors seen in other simplistic implementations of the method. Pre-calibrated at the factory so you don't have to, the microfluidic analysis cartridges are at the heart of Spectradyne's technology.
In the table below we display the different cartridge specifications that are available for particle size analysis. You can also view a cartridge map for cartridge selection.
Read about our microfluidic technology.
Microfluidic cartridges come in different two formats:
All items in the nCS1 Starter Kit - Basic, plus:
Software generates histograms of particle diameters, yielding the concentration spectral density (CSD) with units of nanoparticles per unit volume per unit diameter (particles-mL-1-nm-1). This quantitative measure can easily be converted to histograms representing the number of particles in any desired bin width; the CSD is a measurement-independent property of the analyte. Good statistics can be obtained in a few seconds. A more technical description of the measurement platform may be found in J.-L. Fraikin et al., Nature Nanotechnology (2011).
Spectradyne's Arc provides multi-channel fluorescence combined with accurate, high-resolution particle size analysis for particles of all material types. The data shows you both the phenotyping characterisics and the size of each individual particle. The Arc responds the same way when presented with particles of biological, organic or inorganic origin.
For more information or to arrange a demonstration of our particle size analysis technology, please contact us.