For any medication sold over the counter of your local drugstore to the medication you are prescribed, you can bet that all of those drugs are approved by the U.S. federal food and drugs administration (FDA). "The FDA is responsible for protecting the public health by assuring the safety, efficacy, and the security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, medical devices, the nation's food supply, cosmetics and products that emit radiation" (FDA). Providing federal guidelines for almost everything consumed, medication is but one spectrum of what the FDA regulates.
As mentioned last week, we are excited to announce the release of Clariti: The official VROC® Initium software for data organization and analysis. Clariti is also the first software in the market to fully analyze sample injectability as well as suggesting recommendations based upon sample data. You really gotta see for yourself; the finalized product that our software developers have been working tirelessly to ensure user versatility and smooth interface for optimal accessibility and advanced functionality.
We've heard your requests and are ecstatic to announce the launch of our newly crafted program that guarantees end-users complete data analysis versatility (and much more)...: RheoSense Clariti.
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?
We hope everyone is doing well as we reach the half-mark of 2018! It is no wonder that May and June tend to be extremely busy, as many of you are preparing for vacation or travel. Make sure to wear sunblock and other preventative measures to keep you from excessive heat & direct exposure from UV rays!
We are excited to announce Canon USA (Virginia), Inc. to the RheoSense family as of last week! Canon Virginia is a competitive player in the production and a prominent manufacturer of office & consumer products. Their role in the ink industry has been prominent as their presence was able to bring a new edge in innovative technology while manufacturing reliable cartridges, copiers, and printers throughout the United States and on a global scale. Their headquarter company Canon, Inc. Japan has been our customer since 2015 and we could not be happier working with Canon USA, Virginia on a now-domestic sector.
We are all familiar with maintaining our lab instruments, but how often do we perform maintenance on our lab methods or SOPs?
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!
In case you haven't seen it yet, we released a new app note last week regarding viscosity reduction in protein solutions. In this application note, Dr. Elliott discusses the idea that the viscosity of a protein solution depends on the nature of the individual and protein-protein interaction (PPI). Both of the individual characteristics, such as size and shape, as well as the pair interactions can be influenced by components in the buffer formulation. As a result, it is often desirable to reduce viscosity values so that formulations are suitable for a particular application or process (ie: injection).