Small Sample Viscometer Optimizes R&D Enzyme and Protein Formulations

Cambridge Viscosity today announced that a U.S.-based industrial enzymes developer has purchased a VISCOlab 4000. The company plans to use the small sample viscometer to monitor viscosity in enzyme and protein formulations.

An R&D representative from the company said they chose the VISCOlab 4000 because it is easy to use and meets their need for small sample sizes. “The sensor is very easy to operate. You simply drop the piston into the chamber and you get a viscosity reading. There is no need to reset the parameters for each assay.” Requiring less than 2 ml of sample, the viscometer helps to conserve sample and labor time associated with preparing the sample materials. “The new viscometer will allow us to monitor viscosity quickly, while using smaller amounts of sample material,” he said.

The VISCOlab 4000 supports up to 12 viscosity ranges and up to 10,000 cP, while providing accurate measurements at near-ambient temperatures. It features sophisticated electronics that allow users to define temperature/viscosity display units, data averaging interval and density. The small sample viscometer is particularly well suited for life science and pharmaceutical applications such as siRNA , drug development, protein formulation and delivery studies.


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