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Dolomite Introduces Modular Syringe-Based Droplet Starter System

Published on July 19, 2010 at 9:26 AM

Dolomite, a world leader in microfluidic design and manufacture, has introduced the modular Syringe-based Droplet Starter System, which enables users to produce more than 10,000 monodispersed droplets per second, ranging from Ø 20 to 250µm.

Operating over a wide flow range, from 0.1µl/min to 10ml/min, this chemically resistant system is ideal for initial concept work and experimentation towards the development of high throughput droplet systems. Including a range of Droplet Junction Chips with different geometries, channel sizes and surface properties, the Syringe-based Droplet Starter System enables the formation of both water-in-oil and oil-in-water droplets.

This easy-to-use system is the latest addition to Dolomite’s Micro Droplet System range and comprises of two independent syringes, with rotary valves, enabling fast automatic refill from up to 3 different sources, as well as an independent control of each liquid channel. As a modular system, the pump and droplet generation components are quick and simple to connect, ensuring that reliable and accurate data is obtained within a short time-span.

Established in 2005 as the world’s first Microfluidic Application Centre, Dolomite focused on working with customers to turn their concepts for microfluidic applications into reality. Today, Dolomite is the world leader in solving microfluidic problems. With offices in the UK and US and distributors throughout the rest of the world, its clients range from universities developing leading-edge analytical equipment, to manufacturers of chemical, life science and clinical diagnostics systems.

Dolomite is pioneering the use of microfluidic devices for small-scale fluid control and analysis, enabling manufacturers to develop more compact, cost-effective and powerful instruments. By combining specialist glass, quartz and ceramic technologies with knowledge of high performance microfluidics, Dolomite is able to provide solutions for a broad range of application areas including environmental monitoring, clinical diagnostics, food and beverage, nuclear, agriculture, petrochemical, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and chemicals. Furthermore Dolomite's in-house micro-fabrication facilities that include clean rooms and precision glass processing facilities allow to prototype and test all solutions rapidly which ensures a faster development cycle and reduces the time to market.

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