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Posted: Nov 16, 2012

Market Leaders Join Forces in Electrical Impedance Spectroscopy

(Nanowerk News) Micronit, Fluigent and Zurich Instruments announce today the world's first system solution for micro electrical impedance spectroscopy. The three companies are combining their state-of-the-art products and services in order to provide a novel combination to academic and industrial scientists intending to invest in the emerging biotechnology field of high-speed electrical sample characterization.
The new platform ensures the interoperability, connectivity and compatibility of advanced microfluidic flow control pumps (Fluigent) and best-in-class measurement electronics (Zurich Instruments), with the world's leading chip prototyping service (Micronit). This addresses the needs of customers wanting to profit from the example given by leading research laboratories who are already successfully using the platform components.
Thanks to the proven connectivity the new platform will be operative from day one after installation into any laboratory. Customers benefit immediately from world-class flow stability, fastest electrical detection, best signal-to-noise and fastest system response. At the same time the solution is cost competitive when it comes to detect large quantity of events. Micronit, Fluigent and Zurich Instruments will collaborate for marketing and sales activities and have recently presented the new platform to the public at the uTAS 2012 conference in Okinawa, Japan.
Micronit Microfluidics has been manufacturing glass-based lab-on-a-chip products for more than ten years. Micronit provides high quality lab-on-a-chip components for analytical instrumentation and is also a dedicated research and development partner for both science and industry.
Fluigent develops, manufactures and commercializes innovative microfluidic flow control and fluid handling solutions for laboratories, research units and industry around the world. Enabling full control of microfluidic systems (pressure, flow rate and voltage), Fluigent technologies provides innovating solutions for all microfluidic and lab-on-a-chip applications.
Zurich Instruments makes lock-in amplifiers, phase-locked loops, and impedance spectroscopes that have revolutionized instrumentation in the high-frequency (HF) and ultra-high frequency (UHF) ranges by combining frequency-domain tools and time-domain tools within each product.
Source: Zurich Instruments (press release)
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