MALVERN, UK - Just a month after its launch, the Mastersizer 3000 laser diffraction particle size analyzer from Malvern Instruments is enjoying yet another moment in the spotlight, as one of the winners at the Powtech Innovation Awards presented on October 11, 2011, at a ceremony in Nürnberg, Germany.

The awards, which are given at each Powtech/Technopharm by the technical journals PROCESS, PharmaTEC and Schüttgut, are open to all exhibitors and encourage a strong field of entrants.

Paul Kippax, Malvern’s Product Group Manager, who set the requirements for the system and worked along side the Mastersizer 3000 development team in delivering it, was there to collect the Mastersizer 3000’s award together with Mark Wingfield, General Manager for Malvern Instruments GmbH.

Malvern pioneered and first commercialized the technique of laser diffraction particle size analysis more than 30 years ago. Launched on September 14, 2011, the Mastersizer 3000 is the new-generation system that raises particle sizing to a smarter level, delivering unique performance and productivity advantages within a highly practical instrument design. It enables anyone, from novice to particle sizing expert, to make good measurements and get exactly the data they need quickly and easily.