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Droplet Generation System has pressure-based design.

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July 21, 2010 - Suited for initial exploration of droplet microfluidics, Pressure-based Droplet Starter System provides all pumps, connectors, and chips necessary for immediate production of monodispersed droplets from 20-150 µm dia with tolerance of ±1%. Modular system operates over 0-10 bar pressure range and is chemically resistant. While providing pulseless and stable liquid flow, system features lockable pressure chamber and 3-way chamber lid that allow simultaneous pumping of up to 3 liquids.

The Dolomite Centre Ltd

Unit 1, Anglian Business Park, Orchard Road, Royston, SG8 5TW, United Kingdom

Original Press Release

Dolomite Introduces Pressure-Based Droplet Generation System

Press release date: July 12, 2010

Providing rapid advances in micro-droplet research

Royston, UK - Dolomite, a world leader in microfluidic design and manufacture, has introduced the Pressure-based Droplet Starter System, which is ideal for the initial exploration of droplet microfluidics. It provides a complete solution containing all necessary pumps, connectors and chips, enabling the immediate production of highly monodispersed droplets from 20 to 150µm, with a Ø tolerance of +/- 1 %. Operating over a wide pressure range of 0 to 10bar, this Pressure-based Droplet Starter System is extremely chemically resistant and its modular design makes it easily expandable for future application requirements.

Providing a pulseless and stable liquid flow, this cost-effective modular toolkit eliminates dead volume and sample waste to effectively reduce associated reagent costs. In addition, the ability to provide a quick liquid changeover significantly increases the throughput of any application. A lockable pressure chamber and an innovative 3-way chamber lid allow simultaneous pumping of up to three liquids, making it ideal for entry-level experimentation.

For bespoke applications, Dolomite designs and manufactures custom chips, tailored to meet the requirements of any laboratory. For further information on Dolomite's custom capabilities as well as the entire range of Micro Droplet Systems and the complete portfolio of microfluidic products, including chips, connectors/interconnects, pumps, valves and flow sensors, please visit www.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 www.dolomite-microfluidics.com.

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