Oxford Instruments to Showcase MQC Benchtop NMR Analyzer at 240th ACS National Meeting of the American Chemical Society

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Visit booth #1126 for more information.

Oxford Instruments Magnetic Resonance, a leading supplier of low-field benchtop nuclear magnetic resonance(NMR) technology, with North American operations based in Concord, Massachusetts, announces that it will be showcasing its popular MQC analyzers at the American Chemical Society (ACS) National Exposition, August 22nd – 25th, 2010 in booth #1126 at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, Boston, Massachusetts.

Oxford Instruments' MQC is well suited to both product development and quality assurance applications. It is ideal for determining the oil content of seeds, nuts and grains as well as in a wide variety of processed foods, including snack foods and animal feed. The MQC is also used extensively to test the hydrogen content of fuels, the oil content of wax, spin finish applied to textile fibers, solid fat content of vegetable oils, the fluoride content of toothpaste, and for controlling a variety of polymer processing variables.

Since NMR acquires a signal from the whole sample and not just from the surface, it provides better accuracy and precision than alternative secondary techniques. For some applications, for example when analyzing oilseeds, it is possible to measure simultaneously both the water and oil concentrations.
A compact size and a separate housing for the electronics minimizes the footprint on critical laboratory benchtop workspace. It also includes a space-saving internal computer that runs Oxford Instruments unique and easy to use, EasyCal software. With the recent increase in size to a 17-inch LCD flat screen monitor mounted on the magnet, the user is provided with a clear view of data and operational instructions. New test and diagnostic software makes remote servicing of the instrument a cost-saving convenience.

About Oxford Instruments Magnetic Resonance
Oxford Instruments Magnetic Resonance is committed to the development and manufacture of cost-effective instrumentation for industrial quality control, research, and life sciences. The business unit’s expertise is based on Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) technology. Today Oxford Instruments is exploring more innovative ways to use benchtop NMR for faster, easier, and safer measurements. Visit http://www.oxford-instruments.com for more information on the company and its products.

Notes to Editors
Oxford Instruments aims to pursue responsible development and deeper understanding of our world through science and technology. We provide high technology tools and systems for industrial and research markets based on our ability to analyze and manipulate matter at the smallest scale. Innovation has been the driving force behind Oxford Instruments’ growth and success ever since the business spun out from Oxford University over 50 years ago, and its strategy is still to effect the successful commercialization of these ideas by bringing them to market in a timely and customer-focused fashion. Oxford Instruments is now a global company with over 1,300 staff worldwide and a listing on the London Stock Exchange (OXIG).

Our objective is to be a leading supplier of next generation tools and systems for research and industry. This involves the combination of core technologies in areas such as low temperature and high magnetic field environments, nuclear magnetic resonance, X-ray electron and optical based metrology, and advanced growth, deposition, and etching. Our products, expertise, and ideas address global issues such as energy, environment, terrorism, and health, and are part of the next generation of telecommunications, energy products, environmental measures, security devices, drug discovery, and medical advances.

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