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FlowCam at IFPAC 2022: Presenting Technological Innovations in Flow Imaging Microscopy

IFPAC, the International Forum for Process Analytical Chemistry, holds an annual conference that brings together scientists working in Process Analytical Technologies, QbD, Process Understanding & Control, and Real-Time Analytics. Professionals in these fields meet in person to discuss the latest trends and get ideas for the future of the industry. Research is presented in applications ranging from biopharmaceuticals to chemicals to food and beverage.

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Topics: Materials Applications, Protein Therapeutics, News and Events, FlowCam Technology, Food & Beverage, Biopharmaceutical Research, Nanoparticles

Flow Imaging Microscopy Optimizes Processes in the Food Industry.

Particles come in many shapes and sizes. Analyzing particles in food ingredients and correctly characterizing them is important because they can greatly affect the taste, appearance, stability, and processability of the final product. CP Kelco, a leading producer of specialty hydrocolloids based in San Diego, manufactures a variety of texturizing and stabilizing ingredients for food processors. Flow Imaging Microscopy (FIM) allows them to quickly and easily detect particle variations and ensure top quality products.

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Topics: Materials Applications, Food & Beverage

Measuring Sphericity & Aggregates of Powders Dispersed in Fluids

This year, in lieu of their annual conference and exhibition, Powder & Bulk Solids hosted a virtual conference: The Powder Show: Digital Flow.

Steve Bowen, Yokogawa Fluid Imaging Technologies Director of Sales, presented a short webinar at this event, titled "Measuring Sphericity & Aggregates of Powders Dispersed in Fluids". The talk is still available to view, alongside other presentations, on The Powder Show website.

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Topics: Materials Applications, News and Events, Food & Beverage

Using FlowCam to Evaluate the Effectiveness of Magnetic Ionic Liquids in Isolating Foodborne Pathogens

A research group at Iowa State University is studying the use of Magnetic Ionic Liquids (MILs) as a tool to isolate foodborne pathogens in liquid suspensions. Previously, they showed the ability of MILs to capture a species of Salmonella.

Their new work, published in the current issue of Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, extends the previous work on MILs to the capture of several Gram-negative bacteria of importance to food, agricultural and clinical testing, including subspecies of Salmonella and E. coli O157:H7.

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Topics: Materials Applications, Food & Beverage, User Spotlight

FlowCam Particle Analysis for Food and Beverage Characterization

When considering how to characterize your subvisible particles for food and beverage production it's important to be able to see the images of different particle types.

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Topics: Materials Applications, FlowCam Technology, Food & Beverage