• This series of NIST traceable size standards provides an accurate and convenient method for calibrating or checking the performance of laser particle counters used in cleanrooms and other contamination monitoring applications. The products are suspensions of monodisperse polystyrene spheres (PSL) for use in airborne or liquid particle dispersion systems. They are available in a range of sizes from 0.1 to 100µm in diameter. The particles are prepared as low residue aqueous suspensions for minimal background interference, packaged in 15mL dropper-tipped vials. The particle diameters are calibrated by electron or optical microscopy. Each package includes a Certificate of Calibration and Traceability to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). In comparison with the well established 3000 and 4000 Series products described elsewhere, these product lines are precisely diluted for immediate use in laser particle counters with minimal time-consuming adjustments of concentration.
  • Fluoro-Max™
  • Fluoro-Max™
  • Fluoro-Max™
  • Fluoro-Max™
  • Achieve maximum reactivity in many diagnostic applications with Thermo Scientific™ Opti-Bind™ Polystyrene Sulfate Particles for use in turbidimetric/nephelometric assays, slide agglutination assays, chemiluminescent assays and in clinical diagnostics and molecular biology applications. Particles can be used direct from the bottle, without any pre-cleaning. Our production does not utilize common surfactants (like SDS, Tween™ 20, Triton™ X-100) that can interfere with protein binding to particle surfaces. Polystyrene surfaces are very hydrophobic and adsorb proteins almost instantaneously. Thermo’s proprietary anionic surfactant does not interfere with the binding of proteins or cause proteins to desorb from microparticle surfaces. • Available in a wide range of diameters (from 0.1 μm to 2.5 μm) • No pre-washing • Tight size distribution—CV<2% • Optimized colloidal stability
  • Achieve maximum reactivity in many diagnostic applications with Thermo Scientific™ Opti-Bind™ Polystyrene Sulfate Particles for use in turbidimetric/nephelometric assays, slide agglutination assays, chemiluminescent assays and in clinical diagnostics and molecular biology applications. Particles can be used direct from the bottle, without any pre-cleaning. Our production does not utilize common surfactants (like SDS, Tween™ 20, Triton™ X-100) that can interfere with protein binding to particle surfaces. Polystyrene surfaces are very hydrophobic and adsorb proteins almost instantaneously. Thermo’s proprietary anionic surfactant does not interfere with the binding of proteins or cause proteins to desorb from microparticle surfaces. • Available in a wide range of diameters (from 0.1 μm to 2.5 μm) • No pre-washing • Tight size distribution—CV<2% • Optimized colloidal stability
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