Characterization: Testing the processability of plastics, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics, paints, coatings, and materials from the chemicals and petrochemicals industries. For pharmaceuticals, it can be used for drug development (hot melt extrusion) and continuous wet granulation.

Flowmeters: Variable-area flowmeters (rotameters) are used to measure the flowrate of liquids and gases in a variety of laboratory and industrial applications. These meters consist of a spherical float moving vertically in a glass flow tube with a tapered inside diameter.

Informatics: Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) and Chromatography Data Systems (CDS) are relied upon to manage data, resources, and workflow.

Ion Chromatography: An instrumental technique for separating and measuring substances that are dissolved in water.

Lab Automation: Flexible, modular drug discovery platforms that can automate virtually any assay, method, or protocol, including robotic platforms for microtiter plate applications, instrument integration, and scheduling and workflow software.

Lab Water Analysis: Technology, such as electrochemistry sensors and meters for pH, conductivity, dissolved oxygen, and various ion selective electrodes and colorimetric instruments and reagents. 

Mass Spectrometry: An analytical technique that is used for determining the elemental composition of a sample or molecule, as well as for elucidating the chemical structures of molecules, such as peptides and other chemical compounds.

Peristaltic Tubing: Elastomeric tubing typically produced with tight tolerances and specially formulated materials to operate in a peristaltic pump.

Peristaltic Pump: These are rotating positive-displacement pumps—where the rotor squeezes peristaltic pump tubing against an occlusion bed.

TEA: (Trace Elemental Analysis) Range of advanced analytical instrumentation used to detect elements in trace quantities down to below 1 part per trillion (ppt).

UV Spectroscopy: Used to quantify the amount of a constituent in an unknown or finished liquid or solid.

Vacuum Pump: Pumps that are specifically designed to generate vacuum. A wide variety of vacuum pumps exists; diaphragm, rotary, scroll, turbomolecular, and piston style. They can either be “oil-less” or operate in an oil bath—those that use an oil-bath typically generate high levels of vacuum. Oil-less design are cleaner and less likely to contaminate critical environments. Used for a wide variety of applications for air sampling, gas handling, and vacuum filtration.

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