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Posted: Apr 11, 2011

Dolomite Launches New Optical Systems For High Quality Capture Of Microfluidic Experiments

(Nanowerk News) Dolomite, a world leader in microfluidic design and manufacture, has added a range of Optical Systems to its standard product range allowing for the high quality capture of still and moving images of microfluidic experiments.
The range of Optical Systems includes a High Speed Camera and Microscope System, providing a flexible solution for general microscopy including droplet generation and particle imaging. The system features an easy-to-use microscope which offers an excellent zoom ratio (7.5:1) and working distance allowing a wide range of different samples to be used. The High Speed Camera integrates with the microscope and provides image capture at speeds of over 1000 frames per second. The universal stand provides further flexibility by allowing the microscope to be ideally positioned for the application.
optical systems for microfluidics
The microscope stage is designed to accommodate all types of microfluidic chips and enables users to quickly locate and observe the area of interest. It can, for example, be used in conjunction with Dolomite's Droplet Junction Chips for the improved visibility of droplet formation allowing users to collect data on droplet monodispersity, rate of production and stability. The stage also features a 150W halogen cold light source with continuous dimming and no flicker effect at short exposure times which is ideal for high quality videos of droplet experiments.
Dolomite's range of Optical Systems also includes a Digital Microscope which can be connected to a PC using a USB cable. After evaluating many options Dolomite has carefully selected this particular microscope. Easy to use, it provides a compact and low cost solution for general microscopy, and outweighs many of the USB microscopes currently available offering outstanding image quality.
For further information on Dolomite's range of Optical Systems as well as the complete portfolio of microfluidic products including chips, connectors/ interconnects, pumps, valves and custom devices 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 sciences 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.
Source: Dolomite (press release)
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