American Electrophoresis Society Workshop 2012 to Feature LabSmith, Inc.'s LabPackage

Published: Oct 05, 2012

LIVERMORE, CA (October 4, 2012) - The AES Electrophoresis Society is hosting a workshop entitled, "AES Microfluidics Workshop Part I – Fundamental of Electrokinetics and Microfluidics" at its AES Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The workshop will focus on the theory and fundamentals of electrokinetics transport in microfluidics devices and will feature demonstrations and instruction for the components of LabSmith's LabPackage for micro- and nano-fluidic research. The workshop will be held at the Courtyard by Marriot, Meeting Room A, Sunday, October 28, 2012, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Pittsburgh, PA.

The course instructor is Professor Todd Squires, Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of California, Santa Barbara. The hands-on component of the workshop with LabSmith equipment will be taught by Yolanda Fintschenko, Ph.D., Director of Marketing, Sales, and New Technologies, LabSmith, Inc. Course topics include:

? Linear and nonlinear electrokinetic phenomena

? Effects of surface conduction and ion conservation.

? Convection vs. diffusion, Peclet number for separations, filtration, reactions and mixing.

? Live demo experiments with LabSmith equipment.

The AES workshop is recommended for researchers in the field of microfluidics, biomedical and chemical engineers, industrial R&D engineers, chemists, biochemists, university professors and students. Attendees will focus on electrokinetic fluid flow and particle actuation. Scientist and Professor Blanca Lapizco-Encinas at Rochester Institute of Technology encourages students of all backgrounds to take this course stating, “This kind of instruction makes the abstraction of flow mechanics and transport in electrokinetic flow and parabolic pressure-driven flow on a chip come alive for students. It also gives scientist new to the field a feel for the physics and chemistry that dominate in the planar, microfluidic format.”

The workshop is open to AES meeting attendees. Please register at . Fee: Professors $149; Students and post- docs $99; Undergraduates $10. Fees also include an afternoon workshop entitled, "Modeling of Electrokinetic microfluidic problems with COMSOL."

The LabSmith LabPackage is useful for training the microfluidics and transport novice. Shown here is everything necessary to control an electrokinetic and pressure-driven flow transport experiment to illustrate the principles covered in Professor Todd Squire’s course given in conjunction with the American Electrophoresis Society meeting on Oct.28, 2012. A high resolution version of this photo is enclosed.

About LabSmith, Inc.

LabSmith, Inc. builds laboratory tools that further the art of research. LabSmith products control all aspects of experimentation, including timing, synchronization, high voltage and current sourcing, fluid routing and event capture and visualization. Visit

About The AES Electrophoresis Society

AES Electrophoresis Society is a unique non-profit, international organization founded to improve and promote the wide variety of techniques and technologies relying upon electric field mediated separations and manipulations. The field of electrophoresis is broad including isoelectric focusing, 2-D gel electrophoresis, SDS polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (PAGE), capillary, free-flow, dielectrophoresis as well as wide forms of electrokinetics. Visit us at

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