The recent European Aerosol conference (EAC) (4-9 September 2011) in Manchester saw the launch of a new series of compact, environmentally friendly water-based condensation particle counters (WCPC) from Copley Scientific. Suitable for use in clean rooms, environmental science applications, high purity gas systems, and other air sampling applications, the M1110 and the M1120 WCPCs use novel single-flow mixing technology to give superior counting at high particle concentrations.
Presenting at the EAC, Francisco Romay from MSP Corp (MN, USA) (whose aerosol sampling and characterisation products Copley Scientific distributes in Europe) highlighted the benefits of using water rather than butanol as the working fluid for condensation particle counting and explained the innovative technology that realises this aim in a small footprint system. The use of water along with an efficient HEPA exhaust filter makes these systems some of the most environmentally friendly on the market, suitable for use in the cleanest of environments.
There are two instruments in the range, each designed for different duty levels : the M1110 has a sampling flow of 3.0L/min and a detection limit of 12nm while the M1120 has a sampling flow of 1.0L/min and a detection limit of 8 nm. Low maintenance requirements and robust design allow both to carry out extended cycles of operation providing counts of from 1 to 10 million particles per second across a wide range of concentrations. An easy-to-use graphic user interface and simple data transfer and report methodologies save time and promote leaner workflow.
About Copley Scientific
Copley Scientific is recognised as the world’s leading manufacturer and supplier of inhaler test equipment and is a major provider of testing systems for other pharmaceutical dosage forms. The company is also active in detergent testing, air sampling and aerosol characterisation.
Copley Scientific’s pharmaceutical product range includes test equipment for: delivered dose uniformity and aerodynamic particle size measurement of metered-dose inhalers, dry powder inhalers, nebulizers and nasal sprays; as well as tablets (dissolution, disintegration, friability and hardness) capsules, powders, suppositories and transdermals.
Copley Scientific has offices in the UK and Switzerland. The company works in partnership with aerosol particle science experts MSP Corporation in North America, and also distributes MSP Corporation’s air sampling and aerosol characterisation products throughout Europe.
Serving the pharmaceutical and associated industries, Copley Scientific offers an extensive range of equipment for research, development and quality control, as well as full validation and aftersales services. This broad range of products is supplied and supported worldwide through a network of specialist distributors. www.copleyscientific.com