Why Should You Change The Way You Measure?
Accessibility, Ease of Use, and Well-Established & Tested
The time spent on measuring patient samples can be exceedingly strenuous and also tedious due to the sample limitation, time, and accessibility of a viscometer. But as the healthcare industry continues to evolve and patient care advances, doctors are requesting more and more viscosity values of patients. Therefore, the elimination of down-time and sample volume of biofluids is viable for both patient & staff.
There are many hospitals and clinics that invest their time and resources in measuring:
- Blood serum (hemodynamics) /Blood plasma
- Whole blood
- Mucus (nasal, cervical)
- Synovial fluid
- Embryonic fluid
- Gastric fluids
- Spinal fluid
- Lung pleura
- Antibody therapeutics
- Protein stability
The challenges that come with measuring biofluids include sample volume limitations, evaporation, protein aggregation, non-Newtonian characteristics, and the crunch on time for each sample. Learn how you can improve your lab viscosity results and do it right the first time around with VROC© technology, a hybrid of MEMS and microfluidics.
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Frequently Asked Questions:
Yes! We have clients in the healthcare industry and many in the biopharmaceutical sector as well. Kaiser Permanente, Memorial Hospital, and many more customers currently using our viscometers.
"The VROC® provides more measurement than conventional viscometers. This additional measurement is a key part in understanding the properties of polymers made by CP Kelco. It is capable of making measurements not possible with other instruments. Rotational instruments fail to deliver accurate measurements at these high shear rates and the capillary flow method is preferred. The ability of the RheoSense instrument to measure very small sample quantities is also useful. We have found the instrument to be accurate and reliable."
Ross Clark, Ph.D., Distinguished Research Fellow CP Kelco