Size Analysis (Dynamic Light Scattering) @ University College Cork (UCC) School of Pharmacy

Institution University College Cork (UCC) School of Pharmacy
County Cork
Technique Category Particle Size Analysis
Technique Size Analysis (Dynamic Light Scattering)

Basic Capabilities

Measures particle and molecular size from below a nanometer to several microns, zeta potential, electrophoretic mobility, and molecular weight


Equipment Make Malvern Instrumentation
Equipment Model Zetasizer Nano ZS and Multi Purpose Titrator MPT-2


Advantage of Technique/Equipment Small sample size required
Limitations of Technique/Equipment Gives mean value and not particle size distribution. Sample must be dispersed in liquid.

Other Details

Containment Sample cell fill / empty operations could be carried out in fume hood and cells transferred to instrument once solvent is non toxic.
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 (Containment more expensive)

Industry Recommendation


Dr. Abina Crean and Dr Michael Cronin


Quality & Systems Supports

Quality Management System in Place


Good Manufacturing Practice Status

Preventative Maintenance

Run check with material standards



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