EuroCOLD ANTARTICA: SPES gives an input to climate model simulations

Studying and interpreting climate change is one of the biggest challenge of our century. A fundamental component of the climate system is represented by mineral dust aerosol. Through scattering and absorption of solar and terrestrial radiation, dust influences directly the atmosphere and may impacts on cloud formation. It is clear that dust influence global climate and its presence has consequently a strong impact on modeling studies. Commonly, in simulation dust particles are considered with a spherical shape but this is not the real case. Precise characterization will give a strong input into climate model simulations.

European Cold Laboratory Facilities (EuroCOLD) scientists achieved using SPES remarkable results in the characterization the optical properties of airborne dust directly from ice core samples from the “old Dome C” Antartica ice core. Even at very low concentration, SPES derived critical parameters as dust particle shapes and aspect ratio to determine the intrinsic optical properties of dust.

CLASSIZER™ ONE on BETATESTING at Mario Negri Institute for Pharmacological Research

The MNI’s main aim is to help defend human health and life. MNI aims to a fuller understanding of the innermost workings of living organism, to know why diseases arise and what happens inside an organism when foreign substances enter it. The Institute’s research programs therefore span from the molecular level to the whole human being, and the findings help build up the basis for developing new drugs, and making existing ones more effective.

Studying and interpreting particle behaviour in complex fluids is one of the biggest challenge in both Drug Delivery Systems and Particle Environmental Toxicity and Safety. We are very grateful to Dr. Diego Baderna (MNI) and Dr. Simone Maiorana (MNI) who are validating CLASSIZER™ ONE for the quantitative in situ characterization of size distribution and evolution of micro and nanoparticles incubated in biological fluids and for the characterization of micro and nanoparticle for environmental risk assestment.


SIPCAM IBERIA is a marketing, R&D and marketing company for phytosanitary products, nutritional products and microgranulated fertilizers with leadership vocation that: a) applies innovative agricultural research and development solutions, b) offers a wide portfolio of products for the main crops and c) invests in safe products for the farmer, the consumer and the Environment.

Micro and nanoparticle characterization is crucial for both R&D and Quality Control of agrochemical products based on powders. We are very grateful to Dr. Luis Hernandis who is validating CLASSIZER™ ONE  for the quantitative analysis and stability characterization of fertilizer and pesticides based on micro and nanoparticles in complex fluids.


The Urological Research Institute (URI) at the Hospital San Raffaele is the leading European urologic centre and holds unique opportunities to within one single unit address and investigate a variety of aspects of urogenital disorders (epidemiological, genetic, molecular, cellular, physiological, pharmacological, clinical) of immediate relevance for the individual patient as well as health-care system of the community.

Interpretation of biocorpuscles behavior in biological fluids is one of the biggest challenge in healthcare sector. We are very grateful to Dr. Massimo Alfano (HSR-URI) who is validating the added value of CLASSIZER™ ONE for quantitative and qualitative characterization of biological solid corpuscles in urine.