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Initium Update

Posted by Nathaniel Grates

Sep 26, 2018 1:00:00 PM

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.

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Topics: VROC Technology, Promotion, Viscosity Measurements, Viscometer, General Information, RheoSense News, RheoSense, Inc., Product Release, Announcement, VROC initium, Automatic Viscometer, High throughput Viscometer, FYI, Sample Retrieval, software

RheoSense Across The Globe

Posted by Joseph Chun

Jun 19, 2018 1:00:00 PM

If you've been keeping up with our blogs, our technical specialists have been in various locations around the world the past couple of months. From domestic and international states & cities, we've attended conferences in Boston, Indiana, Korea, Japan, various parts of Europe, and more.

Can you guess where we are now?

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Topics: RheoSense Clients, RheoSense Partners, viscosity, Viscometer

Back To Basics

Posted by Gordon Stack

May 22, 2018 1:00:00 PM

We are all familiar with maintaining our lab instruments, but how often do we perform maintenance on our lab methods or SOPs?

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Topics: Fun with Viscosity, RheoSense, Inc., General Information, Rheometer, Viscometer, microVISC, Applications, Viscosity Measurements, viscosity, Standards, FYI

Latest Release & Upcoming Events

Posted by Joseph Chun

May 15, 2018 1:00:00 PM

In the upcoming weeks, we are proud to announce the release of our latest application note regarding concentration dependence in protein viscosity. In this app note, Dr. Stacey Elliott gathered viscosity data for Bovine Gamma Globulin (BgG) formulations over the full concentration range, including therapeutic levels ≥ 100 mg/mL, using the VROC®Initium. The solution buffer included sucrose which is a common additive to enhance stabilization during freeze-drying and storage. Relative viscosity versus concentration curves were fit with the Ross-Minton equation which is a frequently used analysis tool for protein formulations.

To view application note, click below!

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Topics: Viscosity Measurements, Protein Solutions, bovine gamma globulin, shear rate sweep, Announcement, viscosity, Fun with Viscosity, VROC Technology, RheoSense News, Small Sample Viscometer, Viscometer, General Information, Rheometer, Proteins

Different Ways to Measure Viscosity

Posted by Joseph Chun

Mar 13, 2018 8:20:07 PM

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). 

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Topics: viscosity, Viscosity Measurements, Rheometer, General Information, Viscometer, Small Sample Viscometer, VROC Technology, High throughput Viscometer, Automatic Viscometer, Biotechnology, m-VROC, FYI

In the Blink of an Eye - Viscosity of Eye Drops

Posted by Joseph Chun

Jan 23, 2018 10:32:36 AM

Wow, it's already more than halfway through January within the new year. Time really does fly, huh? We hope that 2018 has been good and already have been a learning experience so far.

Formulate your eye drops properly

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Topics: Application Focus, m-VROC, General Information, Proteins, Viscometer, Small Sample Viscometer

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

Vape Pens & "High" Viscosity

Posted by Rick Paulino

May 9, 2017 11:00:00 AM

As marijuana use becomes more mainstream, the use of vaporizer pens or vape pens as a delivery system for THC is steadily increasing in popularity. Vape pens are not your classic bongs as seen in some old school Cheech and Chong movies, but are in fact a high-tech device; a high-tech device where precision and accuracy are critical to performance.

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Topics: Fun with Viscosity, Applications, viscosity, Viscometer, Viscosity Measurements

Not too little, not too much, just the right amount of force

Posted by Grace

Jan 24, 2017 12:41:31 PM

Do you subconsciously dread the first drop of ketchup out of its bottle? Have you noticed the inconsistent flow in the substance as you try to coax the ketchup out, only to have a huge gush of flow when you realize you have coaxed it a little too well? 

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Topics: Proteins, m-VROC, Viscometer, Applications, VROC initium, Biotechnology, Inks Viscosity, Blood Viscosity, Viscosity Measurements

2016 BioProcessing Summit

Posted by Grace

Aug 9, 2016 2:56:45 PM

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! 


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Topics: microVISC, m-VROC, General Information, Viscometer, Small Sample Viscometer, RheoSense, Inc., Conference/Event, Automatic Viscometer, VROC initium, High throughput Viscometer

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