Dolomite, a world leader in microfluidic design and
manufacture, has introduced a new range of Small Droplet Chips, glass
microfluidic devices which can be used with the Droplet Advanced System to
generate highly monodispersed micro-droplets.
Ideal for producing and analysing microemulsions, the innovative Small
Droplet Chips are currently the smallest commercial droplet-making chips
available, allowing the user to create micro-droplets from 5ìm to 30ìm in
diameter. The devices feature a 14 x 17ìm X-junction with hydrophobic and
hydrophilic surface properties and benefit from on-chip filters which are
provided at chip entry to prevent microchannel blockage.
Microemulsions offer increased stability, a higher interfacial area and the
capacity to solubilize both aqueous and oil-soluble compounds. Creating
monodispersed microemulsions enables breakthroughs to be made in applications
such as food research, materials science and drug delivery, where smaller
droplets allow improved control over the targeting and release of active
compounds. The near circular microchannel profile at the junction of the Small
Droplet Chip is ideal for stable and controllable droplet formation.
Operating over a wide pressure range up to 30bar, the Small Droplet Chips are
compatible with Dolomite's Top Interface 4-way and Linear Connector 4-way,
allowing quick and reliable fluidic connection to 1.6mm OD tubing. The Small
Droplet Chip is also available in quartz for improved optical transmission.
In addition, Dolomite offers custom solutions for the generation of
microemulsions below 3ìm in diameter. For further information on Dolomite's
range of Micro Droplet Systems as well as a complete portfolio of microfluidic
products including connectors/ interconnects, pumps, valves and custom devices
please visit www.dolomite microfluidics.com.