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Dolomite's New Membrane Chip Interface Advances Multiple Microfluidic Applications


10/10/2013 8:20:37 AM

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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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