Dolomite's New Membrane Chip Interface Advances Multiple Microfluidic Applications
10/10/2013 8:20:37 AM
Royston, UK (10th October 2013) – Microfluidics specialist Dolomite is pleased to
announce the launch of its Membrane Chip Interface, a novel device designed
specifically for in-line liquid-liquid separation, liquid-liquid contacting, dead-end and
cross-flow filtration, and electrochemistry applications.
The easy-to-assemble Membrane Chip Interface comprises a porous PTFE membrane
mechanically secured between two microfluidic chips, and offers rapid set-up with just
standard 1/16” tubing; no additional tools or fittings are necessary. In its standard setup,
a 25mm hydrophobic membrane is held between identical top and base chips, with
tubing sealed directly to the chip to achieve a low internal volume of 60-l and minimize
the dead volume.
The Membrane Chip Interface has excellent chemical compatibility, and can
accommodate a wide range of temperatures and pressures, from 0 to 80°C, and 0 to
10bar. The innovative design enables good visibility of the membrane interface during
the reaction, allowing experimental observations to be made effortlessly. For maximum flexibility, different membranes and gaskets may be used between the glass chips – a
broad range of membranes can be supplied – and custom-designed chips are also
available, enabling a diverse array of reactions to be easily performed.
For further information on Dolomite’s range of Multiflux® Connectors and Interfaces as
well as a complete portfolio of microfluidic products including chips, connectors, 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.
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