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Achieving 21CRF11 Compliance: Thermal Analysis and Rheology Data Management Through TRIOS Guardian

  Overview Guardian for TRIOS is a compliant, easy to setup, low maintenance system that uses the tools you have in place to meet the 21CFR11 requirements. In this webinar, you will learn how Guardian for TRIOS leverages existing Windows networking and file systems to give you compliance without any additional overhead associated with database…

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Advanced Characterization of Antibody-Drug Conjugates and Antibody-Fusion Proteins

  Overview: Antibodies are the most rapidly growing form of therapeutic. High-throughput methods of characterization are essential as companies and researchers move to develop new candidates. In this webinar, Dr. Shawn Owen discusses advanced characterization techniques to assess antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs) and antibody-fusion proteins. For ADCs, the level of payload and site of conjugation are…

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Advancements in the Characterization of Pharmaceuticals by DSC

  Overview Differential Scanning Calorimetry is a simple, yet powerful technique to gain a broad understanding of the characteristics of pharmaceutical materials, from the crystalline structure that exists to the compatibility of a specific formulation. Many of the properties that are explored using DSC are critical components of understanding the impact of processing conditions as…

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Advances in Biopolymers

Summary In recent years, biopolymers have risen to the forefront of discussions on sustainability in plastics. Biopolymers, both bio-sourced and biodegradable, offer the promise of being more environmentally friendly than virgin, single-use feedstock. However, biopolymers offer varying degrees of sustainability as well as unique challenges for plastic processors and manufacturers. Replacing traditional polyolefins with biopolymers…

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An Introduction to Lifetime Testing by Thermogravimetry

An Introduction to Lifetime Testing by Thermogravimetry Lifetime testing by thermogravimetry (TGA) is a well-established, powerful technique for predicting the long-term aging characteristics of a material in a short experimental time. Multiple techniques and models are presented and compared for lifetime testing, including Modulated TGA™, and a survey of the current ASTM methods and the…

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Benefits of Microscopy for Interpretation of DSC Thermograms

Benefits of Microscopy for Interpretation of DSC Thermograms DSC thermograms can be complicated and difficult to interpret, sometimes requiring multiple experiments in order to better understand a thermal event. The NEW Microscope Accessory for the Discovery DSC helps to eliminate these issues by allowing the user to easily view the sample while the DSC experiment…

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Breaking Down Thermosets

Summary Sustainable plastic production offers numerous benefits – environmental harm reduction, consumer satisfaction, demonstrating brand values, and staying ahead of government regulations. The plastics industry is embracing sustainability in every step of plastic design, production, use, and recycling. As these eco-friendly methods become more sophisticated, they will become cheaper and more efficient, thus further enhancing…

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Chemical Characterization of Medical Devices

Overview During the formulation and manufacturing of polymeric materials for medical devices, the materials go through multiple stages and undergo many transformations. At each of these stages new additives might be added or the material is exposed to physical factors like heat which impacts the chemical nature of the ingredients. Subsequently, during the final product…

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Compatibilizers for Mechanical Recycling

Plastics are versatile, lightweight, and fundamental to countless products, but plastic waste poses a growing environmental threat. The plastics industry are confronting sustainability demands from consumers, brand owners, and regulations with bold innovation in material design and recycling. The leading technologies and areas of exploration in polymer sustainability are mechanical recycling, advanced recycling, biobased polymers,…

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Designing New Materials for Additive Manufacturing: Vat Photopolymerization

Designing New Materials for Additive Manufacturing: Vat Photopolymerization Overview 3D printing, or additive manufacturing (AM), provides opportunities to create previously unattainable geometric objects through layer-by-layer fabrication. Novel macromolecular structures and synthetic methods coupled with unique printing methods lead to 3D part generation with micron-scale resolution and tunable to emerging technologies. By tuning polymer structure, printing…

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Developments in Advanced Recycling

Summary Although mechanical recycling is the dominant technology today, it is not enough to meet the plastic industry’s growing sustainability needs. Mechanical recycling requires high-quality, clean, and sorted recycled waste, which is only a small fraction of all recycled plastic. The products of mechanical recycling often have degraded properties compared to virgin polymers. In contrast,…

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