Dolomite Develops Lab-on-a-chip Device with Integrated Electrodes
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Dolomite Centre Ltd
Unit 1, Anglian Business Park
Royston, SG8 5TW
Press release date: August 2, 2011
Royston, UK - Microfluidics expert Dolomite has been involved in a number of projects integrating electrode features in microfluidic devices combining the advantages of both microfluidics and electrochemistry. Embedded between two glass layers or placed on top of a microfluidic chip, electrodes enable on-chip functionality including electrical impedance spectrometry, electrophoresis, amperometric detection, electrical heating and high voltage microfluidic experimentation.
Dolomite's world leading thermal bonding process, allows the creation of complex and leakfree microfluidic structures with electrodes from as small as 2µm. An additional layer of PECVD oxide or PECVD nitride can be applied to the electrodes for insulation. Available in a wide range of materials, including platinum, copper, titanium and gold, the electrodes can cover up to 50% of the microfluidic chip (when bonded).
For further information on Dolomite's design expertise as well as the complete portfolio of microfluidic products including chips, connectors/ interconnects, pumps, valves and custom devices please visit dolomite microfluidics.com.
The Dolomite Centre Limited
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.
For more information please visit dolomite-microfluidics.com.