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Monday, July 20th, 2015

Free Literature News: SPECTROSCOUT Portable ED-XRF Analyzers

SCOUT Family pg1FREE brochure details new SPECTROSCOUT portable ED-XRF analyzers that bring lab-quality elemental analysis for field or offsite testing for environmental screening, petrochemical exploration as well as laboratory and at-line quality control (QC) testing for processed and manufactured goods (chemicals, oil, metal surface coatings, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, food, feedstock, etc.).



Tuesday, July 7th, 2015

At-Line Micronutrient Analysis Using ED-XRF Spectroscopy is Detailed in New Application Brief

Kleve, Germany — July 7, 2015 — The ability to conduct at-line micronutrient analysis using ED-XRF spectroscopy at the point of production is detailed in a new application brief from SPECTRO Analytical Instruments, available to download at

The brief, At-Line Micronutrient Analysis Using ED-XRF Spectroscopy at the Point of Production,” details the significant advantages of at-line elemental analysis for product and consistency in micronutrient analysis — while maximizing production throughput.

Both the recent use of inductively coupled plasma-optical emission spectrometry (ICP-OES) and alternate colorimetric methods for manufacturing quality control purposes present drawbacks for producers, according to the paper. These include the need to transport samples from the production line to a laboratory for analysis, and the lengthy time that is required for extensive sample preparation.

In contrast, the advantages of at-line elemental analysis are many. The foremost benefit, according to the brief, is that with a new-generation portable ED-XRF spectrometer, elemental analysis can be performed directly on a sample and usually with little preparation — at the production line or anywhere in the plant.

In addition, the use of a new, carefully-selected ED-XRF instrument in performing at-line elemental analysis can deliver the level of accuracy previously found only in the laboratory. Moreover, the paper notes, employing at-line elemental analysis can help boost production throughput, reduce costs, and provide the manufacturing process with far more flexibility than ever before.

As a guide, the brief also provides a series of critical factors for readers to consider when specifying and comparing various at-line ED-XRF spectrometers for micronutrient analysis.

The new application brief, “At-Line Micronutrient Analysis Using ED-XRF Spectroscopy at the Point of Production,” is available for download at The application brief is authored by SPECTRO Analytical Instruments, a leading global supplier of analytical instruments for optical emission and X-ray fluorescence spectrometry.


SPECTRO, a unit of the Materials Analysis Division of AMETEK, Inc., manufactures advanced instruments, develops the best solutions for elemental analysis for a broad range of applications, and provides exemplary customer service.

SPECTRO’s products are known for their superior technical capabilities that deliver measureable benefits to the customer. From its foundation in 1979 until today, more than 30,000 analytical instruments have been delivered to customers around the world.

AMETEK, Inc. is a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical products with more than 15,000 colleagues at nearly 150 operating locations and sales and service operations in the United States and 30 other countries around the world.

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

Webinar Exploring “What’s the Risk? Fearing the Failure in Environmental Monitoring Systems” is Offered for Life Science Companies

AGAWAM, MASS. — March 11, 2014 — A webinar to help life science companies explore the importance of a well-implemented and understood environmental monitoring program, and its ability to generate valuable data, will be offered on Wednesday, March 26, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. EST. The online event will identify the common mistakes and misconceptions regularly encountered when managers “fear the failure” of environmental excursions.

Environmental monitoring systems demonstrate that a company’s various contamination control strategies are operating properly. Such systems can illustrate whether operations are in a state of control. Variations in the data can indicate a drift which could potentially impact product and patient safety.

But the data generated by environmental monitoring system may become skewed when a culture is created which fears environmental failures or excursions. The webinar, What’s the Risk? Fearing the Failure in Environmental Monitoring Systems,” will detail how key life science company management can work to avoid such cultures.

Webinar topics — tailored for quality assurance and control, manufacturing, microbiology, and facilities management in pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device organizations — will include:

  • The big picture: what systems need to be monitored and why the data is valuable
  • Risk-based environmental monitoring program implementation
  • Culture and “buy-in:” how to create a culture of employee acceptance for contamination control programs
  • Responding to data: how to identify trends in the data and respond with appropriate actions

The webinar will be offered Wednesday, March 26, 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. EST. Featured speakers include Valerie Montgomery, environmental services manager, and Alison Zulick, environmental services leader, both of Microtest Laboratories, a leading provider of testing services and contract manufacturing for the life science industries.

To register or for more information about the webinar, What’s the Risk? Fearing the Failure in Environmental Monitoring Systems,” visit

About Microtest Laboratories

Microtest Laboratories is a leader in testing services and contract manufacturing for the medical device, pharmaceutical, and compounding pharmacy industries. Based in Agawam, Massachusetts, USA, Microtest leverages its 30 years industry experience to help its clients meet their regulatory requirements.  For more information, visit or toll-free 1-800-631-1680.


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