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Posted: Feb 14, 2011
Dolomite Facilitates Control Over Internal Temperatures of Microfluidic Systems
(Nanowerk News) Dolomite, a world leader in microfluidic design and manufacture, has expanded its range of temperature control systems introducing the Hotplate Adaptor – Chip Holder H which allows control over internal temperatures of microfluidic chips without any disruptions to the fluid flow.
The use of temperature control systems is vital for many applications including nanostructure generation, controlled microreactions, and droplet microfluidics where droplets can be kept at certain temperature to prevent a solidification reaction until the droplets have left the chip.
Holding a microfluidic chip securely in position, the Hotplate Adaptor enables users to pre-heat or post-heat fluids by using the integrated tube heater. Operating over a wide temperature range up to 100°C, the adaptor is supplied with a removable lid that can be closed to maintain the chip at constant temperatures which is important for cell-based analytical studies to maintain cell viability. A glass viewing window (22mm in diameter) facilitates microscopic observations.
Quick and easy to use, the Hotplate Adaptor has been specifically developed for the Chip Interface H, and is compatible with Dolomite's Linear Connector 4-way, 1.6mm tubing and microfluidic chips that have a footprint of 22.5mm x 15mm.
For further information on Dolomite's range of temperature control systems and the complete portfolio of microfluidic products including connectors/interconnects, pumps, valves and pressure/flow rate sensors as well as 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.