The key role of particulate materials throughout the biotech and pharmaceutical industry drives Malvern Instruments’ close involvement in drug discovery, development and manufacture. As suppliers to the industry, we seek to work alongside our pharmaceutical partners and customers. In this way, we can understand and anticipate concerns and be aware of emerging trends. Measurement of particle size and particle charge (zeta potential) are two important diagnostic techniques that can give the scientist useful information about the conformation of their macromolecules. Innovative technologies and powerful software produce systems that deliver industrially relevant data enabling customers to make the connection between micro (eg particle size) and macro (bulk) material properties (rheology) and chemical composition (chemical imaging). Malvern laboratory, on-line and in-line solutions are proven in sectors from cement to pharmaceuticals and support the understanding, improvement and optimization of many industrial processes. Headquartered in Malvern, UK, the company has subsidiary organizations in all major European markets, North America, China, Korea and Japan, key partnerships in India, a global distributor network and a number of applications laboratories around the world. Malvern Instruments is a subsidiary of Spectris plc, the precision instrumentation and controls company.