TA Instruments Introduces the New Multi-Sample Discovery X3 Differential Scanning Calorimeter

Press Release from TA Instruments - Waters LLC

New Castle, Delaware, March 2, 2020 – Today TA Instruments introduced a new addition to the Discovery™ Differential Scanning Calorimeter (DSC) suite: Discovery X3 DSC.  This revolutionary multi-sample X3 DSC incorporates patented Fusion Cell™ and Tzero™ technologies to deliver industry-leading performance for up to three samples simultaneously.

The demand for the development of high-performance materials is increasing rapidly throughout many industries.  New materials require considerable testing and these tests significantly extend the development and validation timelines.  Traditional DSCs are limited to analyzing a single sample during an experiment which may, depending upon the method, require several minutes to many hours.

Temperature modulating DSC (MDSC) experiments, which are used to determine material properties or explore material stability and compatibility, typically take hours to achieve a result.

Uniquely engineered to eliminate multiple testing steps, the new Discovery X3 Differential Scanning Calorimeter (DSC) generates three times the amount of experimental data as a standard DSC, effectively consolidating three instruments into one. The baseline quality and sensitivity of the Fusion Cell technology allows researchers to compare various formulations or competitive materials side-by-side under the exact same test conditions. It is the most versatile, highest-throughput DSC available to scientists. Internal verification of the instrument calibration performed simultaneously with measuring valuable pharmaceutical samples is also a possibility now with the X3 DSC multi-sample cell.

TA Instruments innovation stretches beyond the hardware with the introduction of the TRIOS™ software feature, Batch Processing, which is perfectly aligned to assist with three times more data generated with the X3 DSC.  Batch Processing in TRIOS easily handles analysis, reporting and control charting of large data sets.


About TA Instruments, Inc.

TA Instruments, a subsidiary of Waters Corporation, is the leading manufacturer of analytical instruments for thermal analysis, rheology and microcalorimetry. The company is headquartered in New Castle, Delaware, USA, and has direct operations in 24 countries.


About Waters Corporation (www.waters.com)

Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT), the world’s leading specialty measurement company, has pioneered chromatography, mass spectrometry, and thermal analysis innovations serving the life, materials, and food sciences for more than 60 years. With approximately 7,000 employees worldwide, Waters operates directly in 31 countries, including 15 manufacturing facilities, and with products available in more than 100 countries.

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