nanoparticles characterization

All the articles in our blog about nanoparticles characterization

Wednesday, August 23, 2023
Applications of Lipid Nanoparticles (LNPs) in Nanomedicine

You would have heard of lipid nanoparticles... those vesicles used to develop mRNA vaccines against the COVID-19 pandemic – but what other applications do they have? 

Join Michele from Izon Science as she looks into the world of Lipid...

Monday, August 21, 2023

Our partner LS Instruments will present a new advanced machine learning algorithm for estimating the size distribution of nanoparticles measured with DLS.

Where: Naples, Maritime Station

The upcoming European Colloid and Interface Society Conference 2023 (...

Friday, June 23, 2023
Immagine iperspettrale di nanoparticelle d'oro nei tessuti

Immagine iperspettrale di nanoparticelle d'oro nei tessuti

The development of plasmonic nanoparticles as effective biosensors for disease detection is growing rapidly. These new nanoparticle diagnostic markers are being targeted for diseases not easily detected through PCR, or traditional pathology staining. 

Using these new nanoparticle...

Wednesday, March 15, 2023
Webinar 17th of March 2023 - Label-Free Imaging of Nanoparticles in Complex Biological Environments With Darkfield Hyperspectral Microscopy

What you will learn:

Enhanced Darkfield Hyperspectral Microscopy enables label-free imaging of nanoparticles in a wide range of environmental matrices, including live cells, tissue, and whole animal organisms.

In this webinar, you will learn the principles behind...

Tuesday, March 14, 2023
Introducing the new LS Spectrometer


From accurate sizing at any sample concentration to highly sensitive aggregate detection, and other applications such as low-volume viscometry or particle shape/load measurement, the need for cutting-edge characterization solutions is greater than ever.

Many of...

Monday, January 9, 2023
XXVII SCHOOL OF PURE AND APPLIED BIOPHYSICS - Extracellular Vesicles: from biophysical to translational challenges

Venezia | 6-10 febbraio 2023

Come visit us at our stand at the "XXVII SCHOOL OF PURE AND APPLIED BIOPHYSICS - Extracellular vesicles: from biophysical challenges to translational challenges" event in Venice, from 6 to 9 february. We will present you our scientific and technological offer: new frontiers for your scientific...

Friday, December 30, 2022
QuantitatEVs: Multiscale analyses, from bulk to single vesicle

Come visit us at the QuantitatEVs workshop in Trento, from the 31st of January to the 2nd of February! We'll have a booth and we'll do a presentation with our partner Izon Science, one of the worldwide leading company in the market of the EV research field.

We'll be there with other...

Wednesday, November 16, 2022
34th AICC ANNUAL CONFERENCE – Organoids models of human diseases

Aula Bottazzi - Università della Campania - Sant'Andrea delle Dame - Via L. De Crecchio 7, 80138 Napoli

Organoid technology currently represents a fundamental tool for both basic and translational research.
Their potential to faithfully recapitulate human disease is the key for biomedical research in the present and in a near future.
The aim of this...

Thursday, May 26, 2022
Locandina webinar

Dynamic Light Scattering (DLS) is a powerful technique to investigate the properties of a broad range of colloidal and polymeric suspensions. However, standard DLS is typically limited to fully suspended, purely viscous, liquid samples. In non-ergodic...

Thursday, January 20, 2022
Cordouan Thetis

Schaefer is pleased to present you the new Cordouan's instrument: THETIS. It allows to measure Nanoparticles Size (including Anisotropic ones). For the very first time there's an instrument available in the market which allows to measure easily lenght and width of...

Thursday, December 30, 2021
qEV1 35nm e 70nm

Izon Science has introduced a new qEV column optimised for 1 mL sample loading volumes: the qEV1.

The new column is built with a proprietary, agarose resin which delivers improved separation, compared to the resin used in Izon’s existing range of Legacy columns.  

The qEV1 was...

Friday, October 22, 2021

Lysozyme amyloid fibrils can be used as natural bio-flocculants to precipitate contaminants in water. In this process, LS Instruments' #DWS...

Friday, October 8, 2021
A running measurement on the Exoid - Next generation TRPS instrument.

A running measurement on the Exoid - Next generation TRPS instrument. 

TRPS continues to provide a pathway to obtaining precise insights into the physical parameters of nanoparticles in biological samples, pharmaceutical products and more. Here, we share a brief wrap-up of recent, peer-reviewed, TRPS-related publications we thought you might be interested in.

Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Webinar 16/09/2021 - Particle Shape Characterization with Light Scattering

Thursday, September 16, 2021 - 15.00 Europe/Rome

Prof. Matthias Karg from Heinrich-Heine University, Dusseldorf, will be the guest speaker for this event, focused on particle shape characterization.

Friday, September 10, 2021
From left to right: Gwennan André-Grégoire Laetitia Guevel, Julie Gavard and Quentin Sabbagh.

Da sinistra a destra: Gwennan André-Grégoire Laetitia Guevel, Julie Gavard e Quentin Sabbagh.

Sharing the story of France-based researcher Dr Gwennan André-Grégoire, who is working on unravelling the EV-related pathophysiology of glioblastoma multiforme

Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is a highly aggressive and heterogenous primary tumour occurring in the central nervous...

Friday, September 3, 2021
Chirinos-Flores et al., Gelation of amphiphilic janus particles in an apolar medium, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 590 (2021) 12-18.

Chirinos-Flores et al., Gelation of amphiphilic janus particles in an apolar medium, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 590 (2021) 12-18.

Dynamic Light Scattering analyzes the dynamics of particles in suspension. In gel systems, however, the dynamics of the systems are partially “frozen” due to a network in which the particles are trapped. For such non-ergodic systems, DLS cannot produce reproducible data and an advanced technique...

Monday, April 12, 2021
NanoLab 3D - Error-free particle sizing even at high concentration

NanoLab 3D - DLS

Watch a demo video of LS Inistruments NanoLab 3D and see how to perform particle sizing without the typical errors generated by standard DLS instruments!
Spoiler: there is nothing to do. Just pop the sample in and get a result you can trust, in less than a minute!

The NanoLab 3D is a...

Tuesday, March 16, 2021
The next generation tunable resistive pulse sensing (TRPS) instrument

We're excited to announce the worldwide launch of the Exoid - the next generation tunable resistive pulse sensing (TRPS) instrument. After years in development, the Exoid incorporates the proven accuracy of TRPS into a semi-automated system with improved sensitivity and usability.

Monday, November 23, 2020
 Il ruolo delle vescicole extracellulari nella comunicazione cellula-cellula nel contesto della malattia

Extracellular vesicles have been shown to contribute to the metastasis of melanoma and to the spread of viral infection. We discuss their potential in diagnostics and personalised medicine.

With the rapid expansion of the field of extracellular vesicle (EV) research,...

Monday, October 26, 2020
 Come misurare in maniera precisa e affidabile le tue nanoparticelle (vescicole extracellulari, esosomi, ecc...) con la TRPS

TRPS is the only technology which accurately delivers concentration of particles per unit volume across a defined particle size, accurate size distribution of these particles and simultaneous measurement of particle surface charge. Thus, reagent quality and sample preparation...

Thursday, October 8, 2020

Modulated 3D DLS results from Au NPs and BSA interaction. a) Cumulants results, b) CORENN results, were translational and rotational peak are distinguished, c) intensity ratio (rotation/translation) for the nanorods. 0.8 ml of Au NPs suspension, with C = 0.005 mg/ml, are mixed with 16 μl of BSA at C = 1.97 mg/ml.

Protein-nanoparticle suspensions are nowadays widely studied for the development of medical and environmental biosensors. The complexity of interactions between nanoparticles and biological fluids, together with the increasing use of dynamic light scattering (DLS) for their characterization,...

Monday, September 28, 2020
Typical elution profile for the qEVoriginal

The field of extracellular vesicles (EVs) is continuously expanding with applications in biomarker discovery, rapid diagnostics, potential vaccine candidates and as vehicles of drug delivery. One of the major challenges for their application in a clinical setting is finding a scalable EV...

Monday, August 3, 2020
Inhaled effervescent antibiotic to combat lung infections. DWS RheoLab played a crucial role.

LS Instruments - DWS Rheolab

Check out this new article from Nick Hawkins & collaborators at the University of Oxford!

Novel co-spray drying technology was used to generate co-amorphous salts against biofilms. LS Instruments' ...

Monday, July 6, 2020
July 15th : upcoming webinar on DWS

Join us on July 15th for a live webinar!

Prof. Samiul Amin (Manhattan College) will be presenting new applications of DWS optical microrheology in cosmetic formulations. The microstructure of surfactant/biosurfactant systems and its characterization through high frequency...

Monday, June 22, 2020
Drug delivery by smart microgels - LS Spectrometer

Microgels based on thermally responsive polymers have been widely investigated in the context of controlled release applications. A challenge is to target the release of active ingredients while the bioavailability is maintained, thus preventing the premature degradation of the drug. Recently,...

Thursday, April 30, 2020
Advancing Virology Research with High-Resolution AFM Imaging

Cypher VRS Video-Rate AFM

Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) is a uniquely powerful tool for virology research. High-resolution imaging techniques, including both AFM and electron microscopy, can easily resolve the size and shape of virus particles and even the organization of capsomeres in their capsid protein shells...

Monday, April 27, 2020
‘Tuned’ Exosomes: Ushering the Era of Acellular Therapy in Regenerative Medicine

qNano Gold by Izon Science

Evidence implicating the pivotal role of Extracellular Vesicles (EVs) in stimulation of tissue regeneration is rapidly gaining pace. EVs have been explored as therapeutics for prospective clinical studies1. However, with the current state of affairs, EV production...

Friday, April 24, 2020
Webinar April 27, 2020: 3D Nanoparticle, Cell & Tissue Imaging with Enhanced Darkfield and Hyperspectral Microscopy

HSI - Hyperspectral Microscope - Cytoviva

Monday April 27, 2020 - 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM CET

We would like to invite you to learn about CytoViva's patented 3D enhanced darkfield microscopy and its ability to help you visualize nanoparticle uptake and localization in cells and tissue. Whether nanoparticles are...

Wednesday, April 22, 2020
Cordouan Technologies – VASCO NP size analyzer

Cordouan Technologies – VASCO NP size analyzer

Here's a recent publication about the characterization of an HIV nanoparticle-based vaccine using DLS and AF4. This research was conducted by several groups in France and Spain and they used Cordouan's...

Wednesday, April 15, 2020
Vaccine & Virus Formulation with TRPS technology: the Izon Science's way.

Analyse thousands of viral particles in just 15 minutes.

TRPS enables rapid quantitation and analysis of individual virus particles in real-time, ideal for assessment of viral titre and aggregation. Measurement takes a matter of minutes and each measurement only requires 40µL  of sample...

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

HSI - Hyperspectral Microscope - Cytoviva

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 from 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM CET

One of the biggest challenges when developing nanoparticles for theranostic applications is understanding how they behave in different biological environments. Join us Wednesday March 25th at 3:00pm...

Wednesday, March 4, 2020
Dr. Nagarjun Konduru and the team at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler (UT Health)

Dr. Nagarjun Konduru and the team at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler (UT Health)

50 million people across the world are struggling with occupational or workplace related lung diseases, says the World Health Organization, occasionally causing death and disability1. Air-borne nanoparticles (< 100nm) are one of the leading causes of occupational and environmental lung...

Monday, January 13, 2020
Empty-Warehouse Operation: optical profilometers and benchtop SEM for sale!

PROMOTION ENDED - All the instruments have been sold

We are selling two 3D optical profilometers (Sensofar S Neox and GBS Ilmenau Compact) and a very recently produced benchtop SEM (manufactured by the korean company Emcrafts). They have never been installed...

Saturday, November 30, 2019

Dec 17, 2019 10:00 AM to Dec 17, 2019 11:00 AM

Understanding the response of cells to a compound is crucial for determining their potential uses and effects. However, most of the current methods are neither capable to know whether the samples are delivered inside a single...

Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Andrew Lucero from TresViva

As per the U.S. National Institute of Health, the human endocannabinoid system (ECS) is actively involved in the homeostasis and physiological processes via cannabinoid receptors present throughout the body. Cannabis sativa extract affects the ECS primarily by the presence of...

Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Amerigo: un nuovo strumento per DLS e Potenziale Zeta 3 in 1 da Cordouan Technologies

Schaefer is pleased to announce the availability of the new Cordouan Technologies AMERIGO:  an innovative analyzer for the characterization of nanoparticle suspensions combining into the same instrument nanoparticle size, Zeta Potential and remote...

Monday, May 27, 2019
Cytoviva Hyperspectral Microscope with Enhanced Darkfield Optics

Check these two examples of images you can obtain with the Cytoviva System, along with their Enhanced Darkfield and Dual Mode Fluorescence (DMF) modes. You can find them right below the links to the instruments.

Friday, May 3, 2019
qEV100 - The First EV Isolation Column Capable of Running 100 mL Samples

As the EV field continues to advance, so has the need for scalability in EV isolation. Along with the recently released Automatic Fraction Collector, Izon is addressing this need with the new qEV100, a size exclusion...

Monday, January 28, 2019
Exosome Researchers Welcome the Release of 35nm qEV Isolation Columns

Continuing advances in the EV field and the discovery of new types of nanosized particles (e.g. exomeres), has lead to researchers wanting more specific and precise EV isolation methods. As part of this process Izon has broadened the qEV platform to make available two different size separation...

Monday, September 10, 2018
35nm qEV Columns Launching Soon
  • Video Interview - Why Zeta Potential Measurement With TRPS Is The Way Of The Future
    TRPS has the unique ability to accurately measure the zeta potential of individual nanoparticles. This is incredibly important when working with samples that are polydisperse in size...
Wednesday, December 27, 2017
Analisi del potenziale zeta della singola particella biologica

An important new paper on single particle charge measurement has been published in Scientific Reports and it's worth taking a look at it. An extract from the paper is as follows: "The efficacy of this methodology is demonstrated for a range of biological case studies, including measurements of...

Monday, October 2, 2017
subcellular structure of a biological cell

Biological cells consist of various subcellular structures, including the nucleus, nucleolus, mitochondria, and the other vesicular structures. The subcellular organelles in cytoplasm have various shapes, and each plays a different role that is crucial for the survival of a cell. It is important...

Tuesday, August 8, 2017
Enhanced Darkfield Hyperspectral Microscopy - Cytoviva at Nanosafety 2017

The Enhanced Darkfield Hyperspectral Microscopy (EDFM-HS) of Cytoviva enables optical observation and spectral characterization of a wide range of nanomaterials as they interact with both biological and materials-based matrixes. No labeling or other special sample preparation is...

Monday, May 8, 2017
Enhanced Darkfield Hyperspectral Microscopy - Cytoviva at Nanosafety 2017

Today, hundreds of labs involved in nanomaterials synthesis, nano-drug delivery, nano-toxicology and related research use CytoViva’s technology: Enhanced Darkfield Hyperspectral Microscopy enables optical observation and spectral characterization of a wide range of nanomaterials...

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Lipid Coated Microbubbles - Interview with Mitra Aliabouzer, GWU

What is the background of your research at GWU?

The focus of our lab is on fundamental as well as biomedical applications of microbubbles, liposomes, polymersomes and phase shift nanodroplets. We study the acoustic response as well as mechanical...

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

We are delighted to announce significant improvements to the Izon Integrated Measurement System (Izon IMS), available from today. The Izon IMS encompasses the use of TRPS instruments, measurement science, reagents, consumables, sample preparation and data analysis. With this new update, TRPS...

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

We are pleased to announce the release and immediate availability of the new analytical-scale exosome isolation column, the qEVsingle. Based on Size Exclusion Chromatography, the qEVsingle is designed to handle 100μL samples of biological fluids (blood plasma or...

Wednesday, October 12, 2016
New application note from Izon Science - Integrated Platform for EV Analysis: SEC (qEV) + TRPS (qNano)

The new Application Note regarding  EV Analysis for the combined use of standardised, quality assured SEC columns (qEV) with TRPS is now available for download. The combined method is simple and practical and for the first time offers an accurate and standard solution to the separation and...

Friday, July 1, 2016
Fast and reliable Isolation of Plasma Extracellular Vesicles with the qEV Size Exclusion Chromatography columns

Extracellular vesicles (EVs) are important mediators of intercellular communication and are involved in the transmission of biological information between cells to regulate a broad range of biological processes. EVs contain proteins, mRNA, and miRNA representing the cell they...

Monday, June 20, 2016
IZON qNano Gold:  Characterizing Extracellular Vesicles from Biological Fluids and Zeta Potential Measurements

Here below we present you two videos from IZON Science. These are the registrations of two different webinars organized by IZON: the first is about "Characterizing Extracellular Vesicles from Biological Fluids", the second is about "Single-Particle Zeta Potential Determined by TRPS". Those two...

Monday, May 23, 2016
Single-Particle Zeta Potential Determined by  TRPS

Webinar Date: Jun 2, 2016
Time: 3:00 PM UK time (GMT+1)/8:00 AM PST/11:00 AM EST
Duration: 1 hour

The talk is designed to introduce the field of zeta potentials measurements using TRPS, aimed at research students, undergraduates...

Wednesday, May 11, 2016
The smallest nanoparticle measuring instrument in the world

From 13. – 16. June 2016, over 400 internationally renowned experts and more than 20 exhibitors will meet for the 20th ETH Conference on Combustion-Generated Nanoparticles.

Testo AG will also be there, and at Booth 12 will be presenting the handheld testo DiSCmini – the smallest...

Monday, April 11, 2016
"Harnessing RNAi Nanomedicine for Manipulating Lymphocyte Function"

Presenter: Prof. Dan Peer

In this webinar, Professor Dan Peer from Tel Aviv University will talk about the application of microfluidics for the preparation of targeted lipid nanoparticles entrapping siRNAs (RNA-tLNPs) directed towards lymphocytes . Special emphasis will...

Tuesday, March 8, 2016
Dr. Marc-Andre Dansereau - Sherbrooke University

"Lipid Nanoparticle delivery of siRNA to unravel chronic pain"

In this webinar, Dr. Marc-Andre Dansereau from the Université de Sherbrooke will describe how RNAi was used to better understand how the CCL2 chemokine and its receptor, CCR2, contribute to the development of...

Wednesday, February 24, 2016
5th Izon Science Research Symposium Announcement - Merton College - Oxford

We are delighted to invite you to the 5th Izon Science Research Symposium.

Date: 1st and 2nd September, 2016

Venue: Merton College, Oxford, UK.

Last year’s symposium was a tremendous success with over 15 presentations from...

Friday, February 5, 2016
Precision Nanosystems Nanoassemblr

Things are happening at Precision NanoSystems Inc. (PNI)
With new NanoAssemblr™ product launches throughout 2016, PNI aims to enable microfluidic-based manufacture of nanoparticles across the entire nanomedicine research and development pipeline, from discovery to GMP manufacture.


Tuesday, July 14, 2015
 Andrew Devitt and Allan Cameron, University of Aston

We are pleased to present to all our visitors two interesting articles on the TRPS technology.

The first one is about cell death, it explains how cells die every minute, millions of them. These cells need to be replaced, because they're damaged, diseased, or simply...

Friday, July 10, 2015
IZON Science qNano

A recent publication by the group of Professor Yin at the University of Wisconsin-Madison highlights the advantages of TRPS for the characterisation of viruses (bullet-shaped, about 100nm size). TRPS results were compared to TEM, the current benchmark for virion...

Friday, June 26, 2015
Merton Library, the oldest academic library in the world still in use.

We would like to invite you to register for the 2015 Annual Izon Science Research Symposium.

Date: 10-11 September, 2015

Venue: Merton College, Oxford, United Kingdom

The symposium will focus on advances in research using or...