Hello! We are pleased to announce that we are releasing a major software update for the VROC® Initium, software version 1.4.1. This software update includes a new user interface (UI) and the ability to export databases.
Measuring viscosity dates back to as early as the 19th century. French physicist Jean Poiseuille discovered the concept of measuring viscosity by formulating the "mathematical expression for the flow rate for the laminar flow of fluids in circular tubes." Later on, this formulation was discovered by a German hydraulic engineer Gotthilf Hagen, which came to be known as the Hagen-Poiseuille equation (Britannica). Early measurements of viscosity focused primarily on the flow of blood. Measurements were conducted using the hemodynamometer that incorporated narrow tubes & glass capillaries in effort to measure the pressures in the arteries of horses and dogs (Sutera).
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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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.
RheoSense is will be exhibiting at the 2016 BioProcessing Summit from August 15 to August 19. Visit us at Booth #101 to meet our specialists and see the newautomatic, high throughput viscometer, VROC® initium!
Our team is in Asia! Traveling through Taiwan, Korea, and Japan, contact us if you would like more information on where are are and our next destinations!
Bovine Serum Albumin (BSA) is a globular protein extracted from cow’s blood. Due to its low-cost, stability and availability, BSA is widely used as a protein concentration standard.
Read more about what major applications of BSA include:
With a roll of bubble wrap and packed suitcases, we are now in Europe! Our Europe trip includes stops in the United Kingdom, Belgium, Germany, and Denmark. Contact us if you would like more information on where are are and our next destinations and feel free to enjoy the following images as you see our team traveling from country to country!