Malvern Panalytical's Analytical Instrumentation Overview

Malvern Panalytical's Analytical Instrumentation Overview

Malvern Panalytical: Company & Products Overview

Malvern Panalytical is an international manufacturer and supplier of scientific and industrial analytical equipment. It’s a part of Spectris PLC, a leading provider of high-tech instruments, software, and test equipment. Malvern instruments combine advanced engineering with modern developments in artificial intelligence (AI) and data analytics to allow researchers and innovators to understand the world’s mechanisms with absolute precision.

Moreover, the products enable scientists to gain better insights into molecules, ranging from quantum dots to biomolecular structures. They are designed to discover, understand, and shape everything around us, including proteins, metals, polymers, and soil. The company has a wide range of analytical solutions designed for material analysis and measuring particles’ size, shape, and charge, among other applications. In addition, it offers equipment for chemical imaging, rheology measurement, elemental concentrations, and chromatography.

Headquartered in Malvern, Worcestershire, United Kingdom, and Almelo, Netherlands, the company is led by Mark Fleiner. Its mission is to contribute to the creation of a technologically advanced world by helping innovators visualize and assess small things.

In this article, we will review the range of services, products, and solutions provided by Malvern Panalyticals.

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Historical Events of Malvern Panalytical

Malvern Panalytical has a long history of acquiring and merging with companies. Here’s a list of some important events in its history.

  • In 1971, Malvern Instruments Ltd. was created, which became popular, recognized at a global level, and received many awards for its outstanding technical innovations.
  • In 1992, the company was acquired by Burnfield and then again by the Fairey Aviation Company. It was later acquired by Insitec Inc., in 1997. They changed its name to Spectris PLC.
  • After this, until 2008, they acquired a number of other companies, including Bohlin Instruments Ltd (provider of rheology and viscosity instruments), Spectral Dimensions Inc, and Viscotek Corp.
  • In 2013, the Fairey Aviation Company, and Insitec Inc. acquired NanoSight, the manufacturer of nanoparticle characterization instruments and MicroCal Instruments.
  • In 2017, the companies merged with Panalytical, forming Malvern Panalytical Ltd.
  • In 2020, Malvern Panalytical partnered with companies like SCOTT Technology Ltd. and Concept Life Sciences to build innovative analytical systems.  

Malvern Panalytical Product Portfolio

Malvern Panalytical supplies a myriad of process solutions and benchtop laboratory equipment, including spectrometers, liquid chromatography systems, particle size analyzers, sample preparation for XRF and ICP, X-ray components, and X-ray fluorescence spectrometers (XRF).

Here is a list of the categories of methods to which Malvern’s products are useful.

Borate Fusion

Borate fusion is a method used to prepare samples for ICP analysis, XRF analysis, and AA analysis. It is the only sample preparation technique that is capable of matrix matching standards and unknowns across a wide range of materials.

Malvern Panalytical offers a series of Classie products for sample preparation, which include Claisse LeNeo, Claisse Eagon 2, and Claisse LeDoser-12.

Image Analysis

Morphological imaging uses automated static image analysis to obtain detailed information on the morphological properties of particulate materials. It has applications in diverse areas, including biopharmaceutical, forensics, and spray drying.

Malvern Panalytical has a Morphologi range of products dedicated to image analysis, including the Morphologi 4-ID and Morphologi 4

Light Scattering

Studying light scattering helps scientists to understand the behavior of particles, including their zeta potential, mobility, and molecular structure.

The technologies provided by Malvern Panalytical are:

  • Dynamic light scattering (DLS)
  • Laser diffraction
  • Multi-angle dynamic light scattering (MADLS)
  • Nanoparticle tracking analysis (NTA)

Liquid Chromatography

Liquid chromatography is used to separate samples based on their physical and chemical interactions. Malvern offers the following list of liquid chromatography technologies:

  • Gel permeation chromatography (GPC)
  • Size exclusion chromatography (SEC)
  • Ultra performance liquid chromatography (UPLC)


Microcalorimetry is used in labs to characterize the stability and interaction of biomolecules. Malvern Panalytical has a MicroCal PEAQ range of products for:

  • Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC)
  • Isothermal titration calorimetry (ITC)
  • Microfluidics
  • Spatial filter velocimetry


Spectroscopy is a routine assay in labs used to analyze particles by frequency and wavelength of light. Malvern Panalytical offers a Morpholgi range and ASD range of solutions for the following spectroscopic analysis:

  • Near-infrared (NIR) spectroscopy
  • Pulsed fast thermal neutron activation (PFTNA)

Particle Size analyzers

Malvern Panalytical is a pioneer in providing solutions for particle size analysis. The products offered by the company include Mastersizer 3000 range, Archimedes, Spraytec, and NanoSight.

X-ray Analysis

X-ray analysis is an efficient means to characterize samples and materials. Malvern Panalytical offers a series of products, such as Epsilon 4, Zetium, Aeris, and Empyrean (the first fully automated multipurpose x-ray diffractometer)) with the following technologies:

  • X-ray diffraction (XRD)
  • X-ray fluorescence (XRF)
  • X-ray imaging
  • X-ray scattering

Malvern Panalytical Solutions

The two predominant application spaces occupied by Malvern’s product are Industry Applications and Academia. The company is committed to solving real-world problems using its cutting-edge technologies.

Industry Applications

Malvern Panalytical has solutions assisting in a spectrum of industrial applications, ranging from fuels and pharmaceuticals to zoology and aerospace. Some of the application areas utilizing Malvern’s products are listed below:

  • Formulation development
  • Advanced manufacturing
  • Mining and minerals
  • Polymers, plastics, fibers, and elastomers
  • Specialty chemicals


Malvern Panalytical has research tools to assist scientists in upscaling a range of research applications, including:  

  • Pharmaceutical sciences
  • Agriculture and food sciences
  • Physics and applied physics
  • Environmental and climate science

Malvern Panalytical Services

Malvern Panalytical provides services primarily focused on manufacturing and contract research. They are mainly designed to assist in the following areas.

Pharmaceutical Drug Discovery

Malvern Panalytical has a comprehensive range of services equipped to solve scientists’ challenges in studying a variety of compounds. The experimental areas in drug discovery that involve Malvern’s products are:

  • Drug discovery
  • Assay development and screening
  • Histology
  • ADMET and DMPK
  • Biophysical screening
  • Bioanalysis
  • Discovery chemistry

Pharmaceutical Drug Development

Malvern’s partner in drug development, Concept Life Sciences, works directly with clients to design pharmaceutical drug development solutions ranging from clinical & commercial API manufacture to candidate nomination.

Among the services provided to the customers are:

  • Formulation development
  • GMP manufacturing and release services
  • Solid form optimization
  • Clinical and commercial manufacturing
  • Bioanalysis and biomarkers
  • ANDA Services for Generic Pharmaceutical Development
  • Materials characterization

Agrochemical Services

The agrochemical services provided by Concept Life Sciences are suitable for:

  • Metabolites and standards
  • Toxicology
  • Discovery chemistry
  • Bioanalysis
  • Analytical & physicochemical studies (GLP)

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