News and information
Apr 29, 2013
Mar 12, 2013
Jan 24, 2013
The publication database has now been updated with 112 new QCM-D related papers. In total they now add up to 1292. Search the database here.
Jan 21, 2013
We are proud to present new application webinars with invited speakers. Learn more about engineering strategies to combat infectious diseases or how to probe ligand-induced changes in cell adhesion with QCM-D.
Dec 12, 2012
Join one of our free live webinars to learn more about QCM-D data analysis!
Oct 15, 2012
Sign up now for our free live webinars.
Learn more about QCM-D for studies of bacterial adhesion, QCM-D in cleaning and surfactant analysis or take the Advanced QCM-D data analysis and QTools modeling course.
Sep 6, 2012
Sign up now for new Q-Sense webinars focusing on the use of QCM-D in solar cell research.
Aug 25, 2012
Q-Sense Omega Auto is a new, fully integrated QCM-D instrument. Experience real-time surface analysis detecting mass change, layer thickness, viscoelastic properties and more in an easy-to-use, fully automated system.
Aug 2, 2012
The grant is given for “Targeting Assembly and Function of Hepatitis C Virus Replicase”. To see some of Prof. Cho's articles, search our publication database.
Jun 12, 2012
QCM-D has been successfully used to study the processes in solar cells by Prof. Michael Graetzel and colleagues. Read more about their newly published work here.
Apr 5, 2012
We congratulate Professor Fredrik Höök at Chalmers University of Technology, co-founder of Q-Sense and an active QCM-D user, for the highly prestigious Göran Gustafsson Prize in physics from The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. He now receives SEK 4.5 million for new research projects. More
Mar 8, 2012
Ralf Richter, Co-Organizer of the 5-day Workshop "Physical Chemistry of Biointerfaces II" this summer in San Sebastian, Spain: "The workshop is targeted at early stage researchers..."
Mar 2, 2012
In this recent publication Zhang and Akbulut have used QCM-D on a cellulose model surface to mimic nanoparticles interactions in the environment.
Feb 9, 2012
An updated version of the Q-Sense software is now available for download. Log in to our User area to get the latest version or use your instrument serial number and register to get immediate access.
Dec 16, 2011
Are you interested in analytical instruments? Are you the right person to help find the best solution for our customers in their research? We have openings in our R&D team and US and UK Sales teams.
Dec 8, 2011
Among the new articles are examples in electrochemistry, studies of antibacterial behaviour, nanoparticle interactions, surfactants and of course plenty of new interesting polymer and protein studies. Search for your area of interest.
Nov 23, 2011
View photos from the QCM-D Scientific World Tour meeting in Boston.
Oct 24, 2011
View some pictures from the many high level scientific presentations, poster session and discussions at the meeting in Beijing.
Oct 14, 2011
We have now released maintenance update to QSoft and QTools that fixes some potential problems and adds a few new features. Log in to the User area to download the new versions.
Sep 29, 2011
Learn more about our new functionalized sensor for at one of the webinars introducing the Q-Sense His-tag Capturing Sensor or request a quote for this and other sensors for QCM-D measurements.
Sep 19, 2011
We recently added new publications to the searchable list of QCM-D related papers. You can search among over 900 publications for papers relevant for your applications.
Aug 23, 2011
"...the devil is in the surface and a lot of the most interesting interactions occur there. In soft matter physics we don’t speak of surfaces but of interfaces which are 'fuzzier' and therefore contain even more of a devil".
Jul 22, 2011
"In particular, we are looking at the interactions between lipids and inorganic surfaces in model membrane systems..."
Jul 12, 2011
"Presently, the importance of methods which can be used in-situ at the solid-liquid interface is increasing," says Professor Christof Wöll.
Jun 30, 2011
"Biomaterials are indespensable in modern medicine for the restoration of function," Professor Busscher says.
Jun 22, 2011
"Recently we introduced the step-by-step deposition through click reaction where the Cu(I) is generated from Cu(II) electrochemically..."
Jun 21, 2011
Read about sensor development, QCM-D to study solar cells and some highlighted QCM-D publications in this issue of QNews.
May 20, 2011
Q-Sense/Biolin Scientific is actively searching for two Territory Managers to be located in USA as part of our North American Sales Organization.
May 11, 2011
See the pictures from our four days of training and interactions in Helsinki, Finland.
Apr 20, 2011
“For us, using QCM-D is about deep scientific understanding. We will be able to study spatial resolution, get information about viscoelastic properties and I suspect we will see other interesting effects too", Professor Grätzel says.
Mar 16, 2011
Some distribution partners visited Q-Sense for QCM-D training. See the pictures here.
Jan 25, 2011
Articles on dynamic polymer studies in China, Professor Kasemo reviews the bibliometrics for QCM-D publications and QCM-D Scientific World Tour 2011. Read about this and much more.
Dec 27, 2010
Private equity company Ratos completes offer to Biolin Scientific, where Q-Sense is a part.
Dec 15, 2010
There are now more than 750 scientific publications using QCM-D in our database. Is your article included? Looking for something special or do you need inspiration? Search with your keywords here.
Oct 29, 2010
Q-Sense is a part of Biolin Scientific, that has now released the Interim report for Q3 2010: "This was yet another strong quarter for Europe, and in the Chinese market there were positive developments too. After nine months, growth has also been good in the U.S. as well as in Japan", says CEO Jan Wahlström.
Oct 19, 2010
We welcome our latest collaboration partner in sales, Mediline.
Jul 1, 2010
Read about the latest QCM-D research and applications. Also, read about Peter Svensson, Q-Sense Business Manager‘s, thoughts about the future.
Mar 18, 2010
Q-Sense launch ready-to-use biotin functionalized sensor
Feb 1, 2010
Recently launched sensors are Borosilicate glass, Soda-Lime Glass, SiO2 ellipsometry and Cellulose coated sensors.
Nov 16, 2009
On Nov 5-6, users gathered at the 2009 QCM-D Scientific Meeting US for another two fruitful days of discussions and research updates from the QCM-D community.
Oct 1, 2009
The latest module in Q-Sense product portfolio is a new combination module that enables QCM-D and ellipsometric measurements on the same surface.
Sep 30, 2009
Last weeks QCM-D scientific meeting in Shanghai a success.
Jul 8, 2009
Registration and abstract submission for the Shanghai meeting now open!
Jun 25, 2009
for the QCM-D Scientific world tour - two upcoming meetings in Asia and the USA.
May 29, 2009
The number of published QCM-D articles and application fields continues to steadily increase.
Apr 15, 2009
Read the latest Q-News, where Prof. Orlando Rojas, North Carolina State University, talks about his wide variety of work on cellulose surfaces using QCM –D and Dr Martin charts the broad range of combined electrochemistry/QCM -D research at the School of Chemistry at Monash University in Australia. Also includes the Q-Sense E4 Auto and cellulose sensor launch.
Dec 8, 2008
Here is a round up of some of the key publications related to QCM-D over the past six months.
Nov 26, 2008
Within biomaterials research and development, hydroxyapatite (HA) is well known for its biocompatible properties, particularly in bone bonding, and for its potency of rapid integration into the human body.
Nov 7, 2008
A number of recent studies highlight the diverse application of QCM-D in research.
Oct 24, 2008
Looking for a scientific QCM-D reference within in your area of research?
Oct 1, 2008
Then don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about QCM-D from some of the most prominent researchers.
Aug 15, 2008
See here what‘s new in the latest software versions.
Jul 1, 2008
Amgen has recently ordered a second Q-Sense E4 system.
May 28, 2008
Read about cleaning, e.g. effectivness of detergents, as well as different methods for immobilisation of target molecules in the latest Q-News, issue 15.
Mar 5, 2008
Read and download our latest application notes.
Feb 1, 2008
Q-Sense complements the existing module family with the new Q-Sense Humidity Module.
Oct 29, 2007
Kasemo is awarded the prestigious gold medal by the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA)
Oct 16, 2007
Read the latest Q-News
Aug 17, 2007
Jan Wahlström has taken over as managing director of Q-Sense AB.
May 3, 2007
The founders of Q-Sense have been nominated to the 2007 technology award by Sweden‘s leading technical news magazine "Ny Teknik"
Apr 23, 2007
Please click to access the latest issue of our scientific newsletter with articles on biomaterials and polymer/surfactant interface characterization.
Feb 8, 2007
The number of peer-reviewed publications with QCM-D results is steadily growing and the 250 mark has just been passed.
Dec 4, 2006
Q-Sense has successfully held the first QCM-D World Conference in Boston, December 1-2, featuring many great presentations in the biointerfaces, material sciences & nanotechnology research fields.
Oct 30, 2006
Q-Sense is set to benefit from the acquisition of KSV Instruments by its parent company, Biolin AB.
Sep 28, 2006
Read about Nanoscience and Functional Polymers in the latest issue of Q-News, now distributed electronically for better content manage-ment.
Sep 15, 2006
Q-Sense‘s parent company Biolin has acquired CoAT AB, a company that specialises in products and services related to advanced coatings technology.
Jul 18, 2006
Q-Sense introduces a new website with several improvements that will benefit our visitors.
Jul 6, 2006
Q-Sense is pleased to announce the first QCM-D World Conference to be held in Boston December 1-2, 2006.
May 25, 2006
For further information, please see the press-release.
May 25, 2006
For further information, please see the press-release.
Apr 25, 2006
Download your copy of QNews 11. Articles include characterization of pericellular coats and multilayer films for biomaterial applications.
Oct 17, 2005
Download your free copy of QNews 10. Articles include surfactant and polymer interaction with solid substrates and biomolecular adsorption to create bioactive surfaces.
May 26, 2005
At Bio Expo 2005 in Tokyo, Q-Sense‘ distributor in Japan, Meiwa Shoji Co Ltd., succesfully launched Q-Sense E4. Click to view a photo from the exhibition.
Apr 26, 2005
Download your copy of QNews 9. At McGill University in Canada, QCM-D is used for real time immunoassay to detect sepsis-related cytokines. At Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research Dresden, swelling properties of thin polymer films are characterized as well as the amount and conformation of proteins adsorbing to polymer films.
Feb 17, 2005
Q-Sense E4 with four sensors and many other improvements was launched at Pittcon, Orlando, late February 2005. Further information is found in the official pressrelease.
Nov 24, 2004
In New Jersey, US, the fourth Q-Sense user meeting took place in early November, 2004
Nov 8, 2004
Late October 2004, the third Q-Sense user meeting took place in Cambridge.
Oct 20, 2004
Download your own copy of Q-News 8. This issue includes articles on protein adsorption and cell adhesion to polymeric surfaces as well as phage display and subsequent specific binding to titanium.
Aug 13, 2004
Further information is found in the pressrelease
Mar 10, 2004
Download your own copy of Q-News 7. This issue includes articles on water absorption in thin polymer films and characterisation of a growth factor receptor complex.
Oct 14, 2003
In October 2003, the second Q-Sense User Meeting was held in Karlsruhe, Germany.
Oct 13, 2003
Download your own copy of Q-News 6. This issue includes applications such as formation of hydrates and biocompatibility of implants. In addition there is an article about the new version of QTools, Q-Sense software for QCM-D data analysis, e.g. viscoelastic properties of thin films and kinetics of reactions.
Apr 3, 2003
Download your own copy of Q-News 5 . This issue has a strong focus on biomaterial research and include articles about the research activities at Stanford (polymer supported lipid bilayers) and in Sydney (contact lens research, tear fluid proteins interacting with polymers and hydrogels). Happy reading!
Jan 15, 2003
Q-Sense Inc. of Newport Beach in California, USA has sold and installed a research instrument for surface analysis to the Department of Bioengineering, Materials Science, Berkeley University in California, USA.
Dec 12, 2002
Recently Q-Sense began co-operating with a Japanese distributor company. Since then the collaboration has expanded and late November a distributor agreement was signed. More information can be found in the press release.
Nov 1, 2002
Download your own copy of Q-News 4 here. You may read about work conducted by research groups from Göteborg University as well as Chalmers University of Technology where optical methods have been used in parallell with QCM-D. There is also an article from the use of QCM-D at Ålborg University in Denmark. We wish you happy reading.
Aug 29, 2002
Recently Q-Sense got its first order in main land China. Further information can be found in the press release.
Jun 3, 2002
Q-Sense is now established in Europe, North America, Asia and Australia. Further information can be found in the press release.
Mar 26, 2002
Download your own copy of QNews 3. In this issue you will find articles from two customers, Helsinki University of Technology and Uppsala University. Then there is the latest news about publications, where you may meet Q-Sense at conferences/exhibitions and much more.
Oct 18, 2001
Download your own copy of QNews 2. In this issue you will find e.g. articles from two of our customers, Smith & Nephew in UK and ETH Zürich.
Mar 15, 2001
Q-Sense is proud to present our first newsletter, QNews Issue 1. The idea is to bring you the latest news about QCM-D related research and further development of the technique. You can download your own QNews
Nov 23, 2000
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Jan 26, 2000
The new CEO is Eva-Carin Tengberg who is an experienced business developer and manager.