Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) @ University College Cork (UCC) School of Pharmacy

Institution University College Cork (UCC) School of Pharmacy
County Cork
Technique Category Thermal Analysis
Technique Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC)

Basic Capabilities

Measures heat flow over a range of temperatures to give detailed information on the thermal properties of the sample, e.g. melting point, glass transition, decomposition events.


Equipment Make Thermal Analysis
Equipment Model Q1000


Advantage of Technique/Equipment Requires very little sample 5-10mg
Limitations of Technique/Equipment Destructive. Requires knowledge of the sample to relate heat flow changes to thermal events

Other Details

Containment Currently not setup to deal with samples that require containment
Turnaround Time Sample Dependent
Report yes
Interpretation yes
Data on Analyst Trained PhD student or Experienced staff member/technician
Indicative Price 75 euro per sample per test

Industry Recommendation


Dr. Abina Crean and Dr Michael Cronin


Quality & Systems Supports

Quality Management System in Place


Good Manufacturing Practice Status

Preventative Maintenance

6 monthly calibration



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