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Posted: Nov 29, 2012

Dolomite Launches New Electro-osmotic Pumps for Fast and Easy Integration Into Microfluidic Systems

(Nanowerk News) In collaboration with Osmotex, Dolomite, a world leader in microfluidic design and manufacture, has launched a new range of advanced Electro-osmotic Pumps (EO Pumps) which can significantly reduce the influence of electrochemistry and bubble formation in microfluidic systems compared to conventional EO pumps.
As part of Dolomite’s new OEM modules and components, the compact low power pumps are extremely small in size, ideal for easy integration into custom systems and portable instruments where space is at a premium. The range includes two EO Pump Cores, Basic and Bubble Free, as well as an EO Pump Open Interface with 1/4 - 28 outlet offering increased user flexibility.
Operating over a wide flow range from 5l/min to 150l/min the microfluidic devices can be used with a number of fluids, such as DI water, ionic solutions and alcohols, benefiting a broad range of industries and applications including consumer electronics, medical instruments, fuel cells and microfluidic experimentations.
Dolomite also offers customized solutions for higher flow rates and pressure and can assist with the integration of cores into custom designed holders. In the future, Dolomite will be providing self-priming EO Pumps as well as solutions with flow-sensor feedback control using its Mitos Flow Sensor range.
For further information on Dolomite’s range of OEM modules and components as well as a complete portfolio of microfluidic products including chips, connectors/ interconnects, 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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