Polystyrene Microspheres

EPRUI Biotech provides high quality monodisperse polystyrene beads for labs or large scale industrial use.

  • Crosslinked PS Microspheres
  • Non Crosslinked PS Microspheres

Both noncrosslinked and crosslinked PS microspheres can be surface functionalized with carboxyl, amino or sulfonated groups.

The special part of our polystyrene latex microspheres is our PS beads are with perfect spherical morphology and narrow particle size distribution. Therefore, the applications of polystyrene microspheres are quite different from polystyrene/PS a plastic, which is commonly used in a variety of consumer product applications and is also particularly useful for commercial packaging.

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PS Microspheres Products

nonfunctionalized silica microspheres

Our monodispers microspheres are synthesized via emulsion polymerization, and are available in diameters from 20nm-1000µm, with typical size CVs of 5%-10%.

functionalized PS-DVB

Suitable for the covalent immobilization of proteins, peptides, and nucleic acids. EDAC-mediated coupling is often used for the covalent immobilization of amine-terminated proteins, DNA, or other molecules.

functionalized PS-DVB

Offer further options for coupling of biomolecules. Glutaraldehyde is commonly used for the immobilization of amine-containing compounds, and specialized linkers are available for targeted coupling of thiol or carbohydrate moieties.

functionalized PS-DVB

Sulfonated PS Microbeads

Offer further options for coupling of biomolecules. Glutaraldehyde is commonly used for the immobilization of amine-containing compounds, and specialized linkers are available for targeted coupling of thiol or carbohydrate moieties.

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Buying Guide of Polystyrene Microspheres

Polystyrene latex microspheres are micron sized polystyrene particles with spherical morphology. EPRUI Biotech specializes in supply Crosslinked PS Microspheres, Non Crosslinked PS Microspheres, Nonfunctionalized Polystyrene Microspheres, Carboxyl PS Microspheres, Amino PS Microspheres, Sulfonated PS Microbeads etc.

1. What are the differences between PS and PS/DVB microbeads?

PS microspheres, we also call it noncrosslinked polystyrene latex microspheres or linear polystyrene microspheres. It is pure polystyrene without divinylbenzene, which we also call it crosslinking agent.

PS/DVB microbeads or polystyrene divinylbenzene microbeads are crosslinked polystyrene. Crosslinking agent makes the beads more stable especially when the beads are with large particle size. Say 10um or above. The non crosslinked polystyrene microbeads are soluble in solvents such as acetone, chloroform THF, tolune etc.

Different with non crosslinked polystyrene spheres, crosslinked polystyrene particles or PS/DVB exhibit much higher physical and chemical stability and are not soluble in organic solvents. PS/DVB microbeads have excellent mechanical strength and disperse well in organic solvents.

2. What is functionalized PS or PS/DVB microspheres?

Functionalized PS or PS/DVB microspheres are PS or PS/DVB microspheres superficially treated with various functional groups such as carboxyl, amino, hydroxyl, epoxy or sulfonated groups.

Usually functionalized PS or PS/DVB microspheres are good choice for covalent coupling of ligands such as antibodies, antigens, proteins, peptides, and nucleic acids.

3. How do we determine loading capacity of functional groups?

We use conductometric titration to measure loading capacity of functional groups. Please visit: Determination of Carboxyl Groups Content for detailed instruction.

4. EPRUI PS or PS/DVB Microspheres Features

  • Highly uniform particle size
  • Perfect spherical morphology
  • Good chemical and PH stability
  • High mechanical strength
  • Scale production, consistent quality and batch to batch reproductivity.

5. PS or PS/DVB Microbeads Applications

Different from common type of polystyrene resin, our polystyrene latex microspheres are widely used in the high end field such as self arrangement of microspheres, filter membrane screening, fluid dynamics research, photonic crystal film formation, instrument calibration, particle size standard.

PS/DVB microspheres used as packing resins in chromatographic columns as well as in medical diagnosis and biochemical industries.

For details, please visit: Microspheres Applications

6. PS/DVB Microspheres Related Products

7. Who are our customers?

Presently our customers are mainly from universities, research centers, labs as well as pharmaceutical companies, chromatographic column producers, diagnostic analysis and biotherapy related biotech companies.

Our university and research entity customers including:

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • University of California – Berkeley
  • Vanderbilt University
  • University of Minnesota
  • The Rockefeller University
  • Washington University
  • OHIO University
  • The University of Sheffield
  • Imperial College London
  • Newcastle University
  • Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB)
  • University of Tübingen
  • Fraunhofer IZFP
  • ESPCI Paris
  • Université de Tours
  • IMT Atlantique
  • ETH Zurich
  • Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz
  • Korea University
  • Seoul National University
  • Nanyang Technological University
  • National University of Singapore
  • Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology
  • Tsinghua University
  • Fudan University
  • Tongji University

Our company customers including:

  • Illumina, Inc.
  • Agilent Technologies
  • BARD BRACHYTHERAPY INC
  • LGC Biosearch Technologies Inc
  • ChemGenes Corporation
  • SamSung
  • OSRAM

8. How to order

Please send e-mail to: [email protected] or call us by 86-21-64192663 for products inquires.

For detailed steps, please visit: How to Buy

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