Corporate Banner
Satellite Banner
Technology
Networks
Scientific Communities
 
Become a Member | Sign in
Home>News>This Article
  News
Return

Microfluidics Specialist Dolomite Signs Collaboration Agreement with Sphere Fluidics

Published: Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Last Updated: Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Bookmark and Share
Sphere Fluidics offers extensive expertise in miniaturized Discovery Systems and Services based on microfluidics and picodroplets.

The Dolomite Centre Ltd, has signed a collaboration agreement with Sphere Fluidics, a leading company in commercializing picodroplet technology that performs thousands of simultaneous analyses on single cells and small populations of molecules.

Sphere Fluidics is commercializing new lab-on-a-chip and picodroplet technology developed at Cambridge University by company founders Professor Chris Abell and Professor Wilhelm Huck. Sphere Fluidics offers extensive expertise in miniaturized Discovery Systems and Services based on microfluidics and picodroplets.

Focussing on storing and retrieving individual picodroplets containing a unique sample, their technology benefits a wide range of applications, including rapid antibody discovery, identification of novel algal strains and the generation of new biocatalysts.

The agreement between Sphere Fluidics and Dolomite establishes core areas where the two companies will collaborate:

- Dolomite will become the exclusive worldwide distributor for Sphere Fluidics’ standard products, including a range of PDMS picodroplet handling chips and surfactants;

- Dolomite will develop and sell new products in picodroplet technology, based on Sphere Fluidics’ expertise.

“We are very excited about the agreement with Sphere Fluidics,” commented Dr. Andrew Lovatt, CEO of Dolomite. “Microdroplets are a fascinating and fast growing area of research, especially useful where tests need to be conducted on only a few nanolitres of sample containing, for example, cells or DNA. Sphere Fluidics’ scientific know-how and capability in the core areas of picodroplet based systems will enable Dolomite to enhance our market leading solutions, for example by adding further functionality such as droplet merging. This will give our customers new capabilities, and strengthen our position as world leader in microfluidic solutions through a more comprehensive product and service solution”, said Dr. Lovatt.

“Sphere Fluidics is very pleased to enter this collaboration with Dolomite. We are impressed with Dolomite’s technical, manufacturing and commercial expertise. Specifically, we see superb synergy between our scientific and their engineering skills. They also provide us with a rapid “route to market”. We are all looking forward to a very successful collaboration”, said Dr Frank F. Craig, CEO of Sphere Fluidics.


Further Information
Access to this exclusive content is for Technology Networks Premium members only.

Join Technology Networks Premium for free access to:

  • Exclusive articles
  • Presentations from international conferences
  • Over 2,400+ scientific posters on ePosters
  • More Than 3,700+ scientific videos on LabTube
  • 35 community eNewsletters


Sign In



Forgotten your details? Click Here
If you are not a member you can join here

*Please note: By logging into TechnologyNetworks.com you agree to accept the use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our privacy policy.

Related Content

Enter the Dolomite and Lab on a Chip Productizing Science® Competition 2015 Now!
Don’t miss the chance to drive microfluidics innovation forwards.
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Dolomite and Lab on a Chip Launch Productizing Science® Competition 2015
Competition offers the opportunity to take advantage of Dolomite’s invaluable commercial expertise and in-depth understanding of the international microfluidics market.
Wednesday, October 08, 2014
Dolomite Announces Exclusive Agreement with Fluika
Agreement for the sale of compact microfluidic pressure and vacuum pumps for pneumatic control systems in microfluidics, chemistry and mechatronics.
Tuesday, August 05, 2014
Dolomite Announces 2013 Productizing Science® Competition Winner
Fully automated DNA lab-on-a-chip microfluidic system wins Dolomite’s competition.
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Dolomite Microfluidics, Sphere Fluidics Partner
Agreement will see companies deliver world leading droplet based technology.
Thursday, May 01, 2014
R&D Consortium to Develop Optical Sorting of Stem Cells
Dolomite is collaborating with European technology leaders over a two year publicly funded consortium.
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Epigem and Dolomite Join Forces
Both Companies announces collaboration in the design and manufacture of microfluidic devices.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Dolomite Celebrates a Successful 2012
Microfluidics company Dolomite has reported an exceptional 20% year-on-year growth in 2012.
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Dolomite Announces Microdroplet IP License Arrangements with JST
Dolomite offers a wide range of Droplet-forming devices.
Friday, August 24, 2012
Dolomite’s Launches Productizing Science™ Competition
New competition offering the chance to productize scientific discoveries.
Monday, June 18, 2012
Dolomite Joins Forces with LioniX B.V.
Companies join forces in the areas of designing, developing and fabricating microfluidic devices and systems.
Thursday, May 03, 2012
Dolomite and GigaGen Collaborate to Develop Novel Droplet Merging Technology
Development of a novel Droplet Merger Chip for massively parallel single cell genetic analysis.
Friday, February 17, 2012
Dolomite and Emerald BioSystems collaborate to produce award winning novel protein crystallography instrument
Dolomite is delighted to announce its collaboration with Emerald BioSystems in the development of the Microcapillary Protein Crystallization System (MPCS) Plug Maker™.
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Microfluidic Application Centre Appoints Gillian Davis to Strategic Commercial Role
Dr. Gillian will be instrumental in securing new business opportunities and managing customer relations at Dolomite microfluidic capabilities and services.
Monday, September 17, 2007
Pushing the Boundaries of Microfluidics
New Expert Advisory Group is formed to advance Dolomite’s growing application areas.
Thursday, November 09, 2006
Scientific News
RNAi Screening Trends
Understand current trends and learn which application areas are expected to gain in popularity over the next few years.
Diagnostic Test Developed for Enterovirus D68
researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have developed a diagnostic test to quickly detect enterovirus D68 (EV-D68), a respiratory virus that caused unusually severe illness in children last year.
How a Kernel Got Naked and Corn Became King
Ten thousand years ago, a golden grain got naked, brought people together and grew to become one of the top agricultural commodities on the planet.
Sweet Revenge Against Superbugs
A special type of synthetic sugar could be the latest weapon in the fight against superbugs.
New Material Opens Possibilities for Super-Long-Acting Pills
A pH-responsive polymer gel could create swallow able devices, including capsules for ultra-long drug delivery.
How To Keep Your Rice Arsenic-Free
Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast have made a breakthrough in discovering how to lower worrying levels of arsenic in rice that is eaten all over the world.
New Tool For Investigating RNA Gone Awry
A new technology – called “Sticky-flares” – developed by nanomedicine experts at Northwestern University offers the first real-time method to track and observe the dynamics of RNA distribution as it is transported inside living cells.
Computer Model Could Explain how Simple Molecules Took First Step Toward Life
Two Brookhaven researchers developed theoretical model to explain the origins of self-replicating molecules.
New Tech Enables Epigenomic Analysis with a Mere 100 Cells
A new technology that will dramatically enhance investigations of epigenomes, the machinery that turns on and off genes and a very prominent field of study in diseases such as stem cell differentiation, inflammation and cancer has been developed by researchers at Virginia Tech.
Access Denied: Leukemia Thwarted by Cutting Off Link to Environmental Support
A new study reveals a protein’s critical – and previously unknown -- role in the development and progression of acute myeloid leukemia (AML), a fast-growing and extremely difficult-to-treat blood cancer.
Scroll Up
Scroll Down
Skyscraper Banner

Skyscraper Banner
Go to LabTube
Go to eposters
 
Access to the latest scientific news
Exclusive articles
Upload and share your posters on ePosters
Latest presentations and webinars
View a library of 1,800+ scientific and medical posters
2,400+ scientific and medical posters
A library of 2,500+ scientific videos on LabTube
3,700+ scientific videos
Close
Premium CrownJOIN TECHNOLOGY NETWORKS PREMIUM FREE!