RheoSense, Inc. has added a new measurement capability to its flagship viscometer, m-VROC.
The m-VROC is now equipped with the highest resolution to detect and measure intrinsic viscosity, a capability indispensable for all bio/pharma and polymer applications.
Intrinsic viscosity is a parameter used to determine the molecular size, weight, structure, and interactions among proteins, polymers, or macromolecules.
Applications related to polymerisation, degradation, interaction, and the stability of molecules all benefit by utilising intrinsic viscosity.
Measuring intrinsic viscosity is considered to be a more reliable method than light scattering to study and understand these phenomena, and Rheosense claims that its latest m-VROC excels in this area.
Until now, measuring intrinsic viscosity has often required a large amount of sample volume, usually more than 20 ml, and achieving thermal equilibrium can be time consuming.
With RheoSense m-VROC, intrinsic viscosity measurement is claimed to be easy and fast, requiring just 20 microliters and taking only a few minutes.