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LAPONITE - Use to Enhance Cell Growth & Drug Delivery

Posted by Grace

Sep 13, 2017 9:19:53 PM

Laponite is an additive which is by definition, "a unique specialty additive; a layered silicate manufactured from naturally occurring inorganic mineral sources." The main purpose in which Laponite serves can be separated into two major uses:

1) Rheology Modifier — Laponite is added to various consumer products to improve stability; many products have been shear sensitive or thixotropic behavior. Laponite is often used as a thickener in cosmetics.

2) Film Former  Laponite produces film to create electrically conductive coatings

Aside from these two major uses, Laponite has been used in the healthcare industry as a bioink additive to hydrogels, enabling a habitable environment for stem cells and also playing a role in creating a biodegradable containment for drug delivery.

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Topics: Applications, Automatic Viscometer, Inks Viscosity, Application Focus

How Viscosity Shapes the Earth

Posted by Dave Fox

Sep 12, 2017 4:00:00 AM

Not many people besides rheologist and scientist think much about viscosity, but it plays a very important roll in geology and geography. Check out this NASA article and next time you look at the landscape you might be thinking about viscosity.

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Topics: Applications, Fun with Viscosity

Flexible Flagella

Posted by Grace

Sep 5, 2017 11:58:19 AM

A recent study has been released by brilliant researchers at Penn State. Upon careful research, it has been discovered that bacteria plays a role in viscosity. Solutions where bacteria is highly concentrated, it was observed that there was a decrease in viscosity. Initially thought to be a result of high concentrations, researchers dug deeper.

Stock image of bacteria

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Topics: Applications

Lubricant Health & Viscosity

Posted by Rick Paulino

Aug 29, 2017 5:00:00 AM

As a lubricant begins to breakdown it undergoes significant viscosity changes. These viscosity changes can play a critical role in the life and performance of moving parts. For example, knowing when to change the engine oil in a car is straightforward, every 3,000 to 5,000 miles is a good rule of thumb. Going beyond the recommended scheduled oil change runs the risk of critical component failure leading to engine damage. However, what if you don’t have a convenient method, like miles driven, to gauge the health of your lubricant? How will you know when the lubricant begins to breakdown? The solution to this is knowing your viscosity!

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Topics: Viscosity Measurements, Applications, Oil Viscosity

Weissenberg Effect

Posted by Dave Fox

Aug 15, 2017 4:00:00 AM

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Topics: Fun with Viscosity

Customer Success: Extensional Viscometer

Posted by Eric Ng

Aug 8, 2017 6:00:00 AM

We are pleased to announce we have received an order for an e-VROC, extensional viscometer, from a state-owned oil company in Argentina.

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Topics: RheoSense International Partners, RheoSense, Inc., RheoSense News, RheoSense Clients, Announcement

International Partners

Posted by Grace

Aug 1, 2017 1:04:29 PM

In June, Mr. Lee of our partner in South Korea (Sercrim Labtech), visited us to do a refresher on the servicing side of RheoSense viscometers.

RheoSense's ability to have such a wide, global presence is due to the support and partnership of our international distributors. All of RheoSense's international partners go through a contractual process and technical training to be able to fully supply and support RheoSense viscometers.

If you are interested in distributing RheoSense viscometers or work with one of our international partners, contact us and we will connect you! 

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Topics: RheoSense International Partners, RheoSense, Inc., RheoSense News

Are you in the Race?

Posted by Dave Fox

Jul 25, 2017 6:04:55 PM

A Robot Be Doing Your Job In 5 Years

We have all read this click bait title many times over. 

Yes, we are at the dawn of the autonomous revolution and ultimately, some jobs will be replaced by robots. The good news is that this revolution is going to accelerate science and technology at a rapid pace. The companies and individuals who invest and embrace automation will have a large competitive advantage over those who stick to traditional techniques.


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Topics: Viscosity Measurements, Applications, Viscometer, viscosity, Automatic Viscometer, High throughput Viscometer


Posted by Rick Paulino

Jul 18, 2017 8:00:00 AM



Ok, here’s the scene...An explorer is traipsing through the jungle, visibility is low due to the dense vegetation, he’s chopping away at the vines and plants when suddenly he enters to clearing.

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Topics: Applications, Announcement, viscosity, Fun with Viscosity

Lu's Corner: Let's Talk About Viscosity

Posted by LuLu

Jul 11, 2017 10:13:00 AM

*Lu's Corner is a new concept hosted by our Technical Specialist, Lu Lu. Lu has been a Technical Specialist with RheoSense for over 2 years. Through meticulous customer relationship development and continuous exploration of new applications, Lu has been able to provide a level of outstanding customer service and support.

Lu Lu (RS)

 What do we talk about when we talk about viscosity? A series stories of viscosity in life.

Story One - Cosmos and Cosmetics

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Topics: Viscosity Measurements, Applications, General Information, RheoSense, Inc., viscosity, Fun with Viscosity, Injectability, Application Focus