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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
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
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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