The Future of Calorimetry Burns Bright

 

 

 

The Thermal Methods Group meeting was held at GSK in Ware

Ware, a small town in Hertfordshire was chosen as the location of the Thermal Methods Group (TMG) meeting, “Living & Breathing Calorimetry: Biopharmaceutical & Biological Applications of Isothermal Calorimetry”.

Held at the impressive GSK site, which is undergoing a multi-million pound renovation, this TMG meeting could well define the future of Calorimetry (the science of measuring the heat of chemical reactions or physical changes) and how it can be used in the development of Biopharmaceutical materials. Linkam showcased our THMS600 and DSC600 stages with the Imaging Station.

Students and professors from all around the world gathered at the site to hear lectures from a number of experts in Isothermal Calorimetry. The TMG is a special interest group of the Analytical Division of the Royal Society of Chemistry. It mission is to promote awareness of all thermo-analytical, calorimetric and related techniques by a wide range of activities, including regular scientific meetings, training workshops and publications.

The whole event was well-run and very informative, but the highlight of the day was undoubtedly Professor Anthony Beezer’s fantastic acceptance lecture. In August this year he was awarded the SETARAM-ICTAC Award for Calorimetry to recognise all of the work he has put into this field.

This one day meeting gave a brief, but interesting insight into the world of Isothermal Calorimetry, and I would like to thank the TMG for organising it and letting us be a part of this event.

By Ricky Patel