PIV Seeding – Microparticle Recommendations

Flow Visualization can best be accomplished with colored or fluorescent tracing particles of the same density as the fluid being studied. Very bright fluorescent micro-particles are available in densities of 1g/cc these offer not only bright testing under daylight conditions, but also the option of illumination with lasers or uv lights for increased system contrast.

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Density Marker Beads

Density marker beads offer enable excellent stratification, and bright coloration for high visibility with the unaided eye. Density marker beads of accurately known mass density are generally used as an external marker to facilitate the monitoring of the density gradient shape and range. Historically density calibration beads in the size ranges of 212-250um or 250-300um are used.

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BioCompatability of Metal Coated Spheres

For those scientists who are looking to use silver coated materials such as silver coated microspheres in biomedical applications, it is important to understand whether they are bio-compatable. A selection of abstracts and article references related to the biocompatability of silver follow:

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FDA-Approved Microspheres

What makes a microsphere FDA-approved? In order to tell whether the microsphere can be used in cosmetics, food, or medical devices it is important to look at the raw materials that are incorporated into the microsphere during manufacturing process.? For example, unpigmented or clear polyethylene microspheres supplied by Cospheric in sizes from 10 micron to 1000 micron meet the…

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Phosphorescent Microspheres – Long Afterglow Particles

Phosphorescent microspheres in particle sizes 10 to 600 microns are now available from Cospheric LLC. These phosphorescent particles are 90% spherical and appear to be off-white under ordinary daylight or regular room illumination.? However, when the lights are turned off these phosphorescent particles exhibit phosphorescent yellow-green after-glow. The spheres have tight particle size distributions and are > 90% within…

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Microspheres for Medical Devices – MDDI Magazine – January 2011

High-quality polymer microspheres are commercially available in a
wide variety of colors and with controlled fluorescence, opacity,
specific gravity, particle size distribution, and electrostatic charge,
presenting endless possibilities for use in developing and testing
medical devices. To select the right microsphere for the job, one must
rely on detailed knowledge of the application and on the technical
judgment of…

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Density Marker Beads – Microspheres with Specific gravity of 1.065 and 1.075

In the biomedical industry researchers are sometimes looking for cells having targeted specific gravities. In order to locate these cells in test tubes it is useful to have colored marker beads which will show where the delineation between specific densities occurs. Two microsphere products having densities of 1.065 g/cc and 1.075 g/cc were recently released. These…

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Patent Review: Use of Adsorbent Carbon Microspheres for Treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome

One embodiment disclosed herein includes a method of treating one or more symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome by administering to the subject adsorbent carbon microspheres with a particle size of 0.01mm to about 2 mm to reduce the abdominal discomfort or pain. In one embodiment, the amount of the adsorbent carbon microspheres is sufficient to achieve at…

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