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  • You want ease of use
    Get up and running with this out-of-the-box solution. Everything you need to get started is included
  • You want flexibility
    Build the system to suit your needs,
    now and in the future
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    Minimize hands-on time and maximize reproducibility
  • You value working with the best
    Trust the results you get from the next-generation premium QCM-D instrument

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This 3-minute video will give you a quick view of QSense Omni capabilities. Watch the video in fullscreen for the best experience. 

Technical Features

  • Automatic sample handling
  • Automatic quality control
  • Direct injection fluidics
  • Liquid exchange
  • Automatic sensor locking
  • Integrated sample heating
  • Flexible flow rate between channels
  • Live script editing

3 reasons to invest

Easier data interpretation

Through leading signal processing and a fast and reproducible liquid exchange, QSense Omni gives you sharper and more concise data. For easier and more confident data interpretation and analysis.

Smooth journey

Running successful QCM-D experiments with trustworthy and reproducible results has never been easier. Thanks to intuitive design, smart workflows and clever automation, productivity will increase, and you can spend your working-day more efficiently.

Grow with your research

With bold design and smart functions, QSense Omni is made for scientific progress and future innovation. By upgrading to more channels, or adding QSense Orbit for complementary measurements, you can go beyond entry capabilities, and grow with your research.

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A closer look

Let's dive into the specifications of QSense Omni. You can also compare the data to other QSense instruments to find what you are looking for.

Measurement range and capacity

Measurement channels 1 - 4 
Working temperature 4 to 70 °C
Sensors (frequency range) 5 MHz (1-72)
Number of measured harmonics 7, allows for full viscoelastic modeling


Sample and fluidics 

 Volume above sensor     ~ 20 μl
Minimum sample volume ~ 90 μl
Flow rates Typical flow rate 20 μl/min. Flow speed range 1-200 μl/min

Performance characteristics 

Maximum time resolution 300 data points per second (each data point represents an f and D value)
   LOD (3 x noise)

   0.24

   See the graph below

Minimum noise Frequency: 0.0045 Hz
Mass: 0.08 ng/cm2
Dissipation: 1∙10-9
Long-term stability* Frequency: < 0.25 Hz/h
Dissipation: < 0.04.10-6 /h
Temperature: < 0.003˚C

All specifications are subject to change without prior notice

* The temperature stability depends on variations in how the ambient affects the warming or cooling of the chamber. The specified temperature stability may not be reached if the room temperature changes more than ± 1° C, due to draft or heat source for example.
Values taken after 1 h measurement with a QSX 303 SiO sensor in DI water at 25° C, Flow 20 μl/min and a data rate of 1 datapoint/s. Data interval used for analysis: 2 min. Even better stability can be achieved by waiting longer than 1 hour.  Weight excluding external power supply.

Optimal real-life performance

Applying a higher sample rate inevitably leads to higher noise and compromised limit of detection (LOD).
With significantly improved noise level, QSense Omni offers improved Limit of Detection. The figure and table below
describe the Limit of Detection of QSense Omni at three different sampling intervals, and demonstrates the low limit
of detection achieved also at high sample rates.

The below figure and table describe speed and limit of detection (LOD) per acquisition mode.

LOD updated by jennie cropped

Speed and limit of detection (LOD) per acquisition mode. Theoretical limit of Detection (LOD) at different sample intervals. Limit of detection is set to 3 times frequency noise level.

Data CapturePerformance characteristics. Measurements were performed with QSX 303 SiO sensors at 20°C temperature, and in deionized water at flow of 15μL/min, using one measurement channel. Each measurement mode was measured for approximately 5 minutes, and standard deviation of data points was collected within a set time range of 1 min to statistically determine noise data.

Standard sensors
The sensor is at the heart of the QCM-D experiment. Browse the widest range of sensors on the market to find out which sensor material and coating is best suited for your research.
We offer over 50 standard sensors - from various metals, oxides and carbides to polymers, functionalized coatings and and standardized soils. Our sensors are developed and produced to provide you with stable, reliable and reproducible data. Full performance is ensured through extensive quality controls and guaranteed for one-time use according to the recommendations.
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Sensor materials and coatings based on your specific needs

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QSoft and Dfind software

Discover QSoft Omni software - a new, user-friendly software designed to
guide you through experiment set-up and produce successful results. While you prepare your experiment the QSoft Omni software continuously makes quality controls in the background to ensure optimal conditions for your measurement. QSoft Omni is collecting your data whereas Dfind makes your analysis easier. 

QSoft Omni features

  • Guided workflow takes you
    through experiment set-up
  • Automated quality checks in the
    background helps ensure optimal
    experiment outcome
  • Drag and drop interface and live
    script editing makes it easy to
    develop scripts
  • Event log featuring both
    automated actions and user
    annotation
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Computer requirements

 
  • USB 2.0 or higher with type A connector
  • Intel Core i5 processor (or equivalent)
  • 8 GB of RAM or better


 
  • > 1920 x 1080 px screen resolutions
  • Windows 10 or later

 

Add more possibilities

Have a look at a selection of available add-ons compatible with QSense Omni to expand your experimental set up and possibilities.

What our beta testers say

Peter Stengel, BASF SE

“I observed reduced cross-contamination, which is crucial for obtaining accurate data. I recognize the potential and value of this in our
future studies”

Franziska Tauber, BASF SE

“From my initial experience conducting the experiment, it became evident that it was designed with ease-of-use in mind, making it accessible to multiple users at the same time with no difficulties”

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