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Microfluidic Expert Dolomite Launches Novel Surface Coating Agent for Improved Droplet Microfluidics

Published: Monday, March 26, 2012
Last Updated: Monday, March 26, 2012
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8µl water drop on glass slide (picture on the left) and the same water drop on a Pico-Glide™ treated glass slide.

After the successful launch of Pico-Surf™ surfactants earlier this year, Dolomite, a world leader in the design and manufacture of microfluidic systems and devices, has announced the release of Pico-Glide™, a novel surface coating agent facilitating advances in droplet microfluidics.

Developed by Sphere Fluidics Limited, Pico-Glide™ is the latest addition to Dolomite’s range of Specialist Chemicals which includes general oils and surfactants, interface stabilisation agents as well as surface coating agents. The easy-to-use agent is suitable for treatment of both glass and PDMS microfluidic channels to create a uniform and dense fluorophilic layer ensuring improved droplet performance and stability. Available in 5ml, 10ml and 25ml, Pico-Glide™ can be used together with Dolomite’s range of Droplet Junction Chips benefiting a wide range of applications including biotechnology, DNA analysis and cell studies.


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