Dile Holton, Ph.D.: Characterization of Drug Binding Activity and Biopharmaceutical Stability

Dile Holton, Ph.D.: Characterization of Drug Binding Activity and Biopharmaceutical Stability This webinar is focused on enthalpy screening, a new and recently published ITC technique that is showing promise for rapidly and accurately characterizing the binding enthalpy of new drugs or biotherapeutics. Rapid and accurate characterization of biopharmaceuticals is essential for the early selection of…

Randy H. Ewoldt: Experimental Challenges of Shear Rheology, How to Avoid Bad Data

Randy H. Ewoldt: Experimental Challenges of Shear Rheology, How to Avoid Bad Data How do you know when to trust your rheology data? How do you avoid bad data? Is there a checklist? Can you co-plot quantitative experimental boundaries against measured data? This presentation will discuss techniques for identifying and minimizing experimental errors and for…

Prof. Mariano Paganelli: Optical Contactless Measurement of Shape- and Dimensional Changes at High Temperature.

Prof. Mariano Paganelli: Optical Contactless Measurement of Shape- and Dimensional Changes at High Temperature. In this webinar, Prof. Paganelli shows how the innovative technologies adopted by TA Instruments’ new Optical Dilatometry Platform (ODP 868) address the requirements of laboratory scientists and manufacturing managers of traditional and advanced ceramics. Additionally, these technologies prove beneficial for power plants…

Norman J. Wagner: An Introduction to Colloidal Suspension Rheology

Norman J. Wagner: An Introduction to Colloidal Suspension Rheology Colloidal suspensions are encountered across a broad range of natural phenomena and industrially relevant products and processes. From coatings and inks, to foods and pharmaceuticals, dispersions, sols, gels, and glasses of colloidal particles exhibit a rich rheological behavior. This webinar will present an introductory overview of…

Kadine Mohomed – Characterization of Amorphous Pharmaceuticals by DSC Analysis

Kadine Mohomed – Characterization of Amorphous Pharmaceuticals by DSC Analysis The glass transition temperature of an amorphous pharmaceutical solid is a critical physical property that can greatly influence the material’s chemical stability, physical stability, and viscoelastic properties. Thankfully with specific analytical tests made possible through the use of Differential Scanning Calorimetry, this and other thermal…

Extensional Rheology in Polymer Processing

Extensional Rheology in Polymer Processing Extensional flows dominate many polymer processes, including blow molding, film blowing, fiber spinning, thermoforming and many others. The rheology of polymeric materials under extensional flows can differ significantly from shear flows and it is important to understand this in order to optimize both materials and processes. In this webinar, we…

An Introduction to Tribo-Rheometry: Quantifying Friction

An Introduction to Tribo-Rheometry: Quantifying Friction Tribology complements rheology, providing information on solid-solid interactions that adds insight to the bulk fluid measurements of rheology. Tribology is especially concerned with quantifying the coefficient of friction as a function of sliding speed and load force, under dry or lubricated conditions. This provides useful information about lubrication, wear,…

Morphology Of Complex Nanoparticle Mixtures

Morphology Of Complex Nanoparticle Mixtures The performance of new materials and devices depend heavily on morphological considerations: degree of crystallinity, conformation of amorphous species, and relative organization of one species with respect to another, characteristics which can be determined by thermal analysis. These considerations are important for functional materials such as photovoltaics and MEMS devices,…

Extensional Rheology & Analytics of Material Characterization

Extensional Rheology & Analytics of Material Characterization OVERVIEW Extensional flows are important to converging and squeezing flows that occur in polymer processing operations such as injection molding, extrusion, blow molding, film blowing and calendering. Uniaxial extensional flow measurement is particularly useful in polymer characterization because it is the ‘strongest’ flow field one can generate with…

Practical Aspects of Kinetics Determination by Thermal Analysis

Practical Aspects of Kinetics Determination by Thermal Analysis This presentation describes how DSC and TGA are used to obtain kinetic parameters and the relative merits of each approach. Guidelines will be given for the selection of the best approach and insight will be shared regarding the common uses of kinetic parameters specifically for hazard evaluation…