HIGH WYCOMBE, England, May 31, 2011 — The W130i from Avid Nano is a high-sensitivity dynamic light scattering system for size and molecular weight measurement of proteins, biomolecules and nanoparticles. Engineered to meet the demands of today's research laboratories, the system measures 5 µl of sample in seconds. Features include a benchtop footprint, rugged durability and ease of use. Integrated into the system is the proprietary SABRe stabilized antibackreflection optical design that renders it permanently mechanically stable and immune to reflections. The patent-pending 5-μl BladeCell cuvette combines the convenience of a disposable sample holder with the measurement quality of a quartz cuvette. Built-in compatibility with standard fluorescence cuvettes and flow cells make the W130i versatile. Dynamic light scattering is a noninvasive technique that enables quick and accurate measurement of hydrodynamic radius, size distribution, estimated molecular weight and aggregate content of biomolecules and nanoparticles in solution or suspension. Applications include crystal screening, buffer optimization, solubility screening, aggregate detection, micelle formation, engineered nanoparticles and formulation development.