Highly stable fluorosurfactant



    dSURF is a high-performance surfactant suited for the production of highly monodispersed and stable microdroplets. Provided at 2% in 3M™ Novec™ 7500 fluorinated oil, dSURF allows high-performance droplet formation and long-term stability even in challenging conditions such as dPCR and cell culture experiments.

    Main benefits
    • droplet monodispersity
      High monodispersity

      Reliable droplet formation and high purity

    • Biocompatible

      Compatible with long-term cell culture experiments

    • Flexible

      FAM™, HEX™, VIC® and EvaGreen® based dPCR validated


    Seamless downstream application compatibility

    dSURF makes no compromise on quality. Its unique combination ensures reliable results for any application. From dPCR and single-cell analysis to cell culture Fluigent surfactant biocompatibility has been validated even in harsh/extreme conditions. In addition, dOIL, the fluorinated-oil is PDMS compatible as its low viscosity enables the use of lower pressures for achieving optimum flow rates

    Low cross-talk

    When using droplets for cell analysis, both sample cross-talk and dispersion should be minimized for greater accuracy and minimal reagent loss. dOIL (Novec™ fluorinated oil) offers a low drop-to-drop transfer of organic compounds while maintaining high gas solubility and permeability which have a major impact on cell survival or analytical reaction efficiency

    Batch to batch reproducibility

    Droplet generation reproducibility and stability are two pivotally important parameters for successful applications. Fluigent guarantees the best conditions for reliable results providing a quality surfactant.

    Related applications

    „dSURF improved our droplet stability and reliability of droplet formation under control of Fluigent systems. We performed good quality dPCR and droplet-based micro-cultivation of microbial.“

    Dr. Thomas Henkel – Head of Microfluidic group – Leibniz IPHT, Germany

    „The dSURF is super good! It proved compatibility with the culture of mammalian cells, with no visible toxicity as compared to control.“

    Ya ZHOU – Postdoctoral Research Fellow – Macromolecules and Microsystems in Biology and Medicine Laboratory Institut Curie, Paris

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