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Royal Society of Chemistry

Particle Characterisation Interest Group

The Particle Characterisation Group (PCIG) provides a forum for anyone with an interest in dimensionally characterising single or assemblies of particles to meet to exchange views, discuss problems and generate ideas. It brings together diverse but interdependent specialists from many industries to provide a link between different industries and educational institutions.

Membership embraces chemists, physicists, pharmacists, engineers (chemical, mechanical and civil), and many other scientific disciplines concerned with solving the process problems that occur when size, shape, and/or distribution of particles changes or varies.

Frequent meetings of the PCIG are held on a friendly and informal basis to encourage the free exchange of ideas and to promote lively discussion.

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Malvern Panalytical

We are Malvern Panalytical. We are here to unleash the power of very small things, to make big things happen.

Our technologies enable our customers to create a better world. Improving everything from the energies that power us and the materials we build with, to the medicines that cure us and the foods we enjoy.

We partner with many of the world’s biggest companies, universities and research organisations. They value us not only for the power of our solutions, but also for the depth of our expertise, collaboration and integrity.

We are a globally diverse mix of visionary thinkers, creative problem-solvers, and detail-loving geeks. United by knowing that when you can make the invisible visible, you make the impossible possible.

We are a Malvern Panalytical. We’re big on small.

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Meritics specialises in solving people’s particle characterisation needs. We provide instruments, sample testing facilities and consultancy options to fit in with whatever your requirements are. We work with some of the world’s leading particle characterisation instrument manufacturers to offer particle size measurement, surface area, particle concentration, charge, density, imaging and powder flow instrumentation including hire options for short term projects. In addition, our BioPharma Group offers cell counting and sizing, surface plasmon resonance, exosome and EV’s characterisation options.

Our laboratory arm, Lawson Scientific, offers contract measurements for either short term projects, capacity shortfalls, development projects and QC work to help you with your problems.

Experienced staff, extensive knowledge, and a customer focused attitude have helped Meritics become a leading provider of particle characterisation solutions.

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Anton Paar

Particular Sciences

Particular Sciences Ltd. specialises in technologies for the physical testing of chemicals and of materials in industry & research throughout Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Our mission is to uphold excellence in material characterisation and life sciences technologies and to deliver the highest quality support to customers.

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Particular Sensors

Particulate Sensors Ltd provides solutions particle material characterisation instrumentation Particulate Sensors is the UK and Ireland distributor of Entegris/Particle Sizing Systems inc.

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Specialists in providing and supporting pioneering technology in the UK and Ireland, Analytik provides a range of cutting-edge scientific instrumentation including solutions for effective particle characterisation.

We source from specialised global technology partners and deliver added value through our knowledge and expertise of products, markets and applications – enabling us to build strong long-lasting relationships with our customers and suppliers. We work with a wide range of organisations, from multi-national corporations to prestigious academic and government research institutes. We are proud of the reputation we have developed for excellent customer service and post-sale support.

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Tiofarma is a pharmaceutical CDMO in The Netherlands, where we work with a very extensive range of products. With more than 350 experts, we provide tailor-made solutions in an innovative way so that everyone has access to the right medicines.

We aim to be involved with society and make a great effort to be a reliable partner. In more than 25 years, as a down to earth family business, we have formed a team with which we strive to deliver the right medicine to the right patient on time.

Tiofarma is an ambitious company and continuously invests in development. In addition, we value collaboration and sharing of knowledge and experience. This is essential for our products and for our people. We learn from today and try to do a little better the next day. We think that’s important!

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Granutools improves powder understanding by delivering leading edge physical characterization tools. Combining decades of experience in scientific instrumentation with fundamental research on powder characterization, our tools are designed for accuracy, repeatability, and operator independence with strict initialization protocols and a high level of automation.

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