Straight forward set up & use
Microfluidic Droplet Pack[DROPPACK-01] | [DROPPACK-02]
An easy-to-use package, ideal for biologists and chemists
The Droplet Pack is a user-friendly solution for those who are new to the world of microfluidic droplet experimentation. Whether you're a biologist, chemist, or researcher in any other field, this pack has everything you need to get started in droplet generation.
It includes the EZ Drop chips, a fully adapted liquid handling solution, and a variety of accessories that will make your experimentation process as smooth and easy as possible. With the droplet production pack, you can easily produce microfluidic droplets with high monodispersity and stability, allowing for precise and accurate experimentation.
Highly monodispersed droplets (< 2% CV)
Features of the Pack
Large range of droplet generation rates
Water-in-oil droplets at up to 1 200 Hz
Customizable droplet size
The droplet size can be easily adjusted by controlling the flow rate, allowing for precise control over the size of the droplets generated. Droplets ranging from 20 µm to 100 µm can be produced.
A user-friendly microfluidic chip
PDMS microfluidic chips with markers to determine droplet size – Integrated resistance to avoid backflow
Start generating droplets easily
All instruments are easy to connect
Main products of the Droplet Generation Pack
What is Droplet-Based Microfluidics?
Principle of Emulsion
An emulsion is a type of mixture composed of at least two immiscible liquids, where one liquid is dispersed in the other as droplets. Without emulsification, the two liquids would separate, with the less dense phase floating on top of the denser phase. Emulsions can take various forms, such as oil-in-water or water-in-oil, and multiple emulsions are also possible. You can conduct this type of experiment using a droplet pack.
What are the potential applications of droplet generation technology?
Emulsions find extensive use across various industries. In the pharmaceutical industry, emulsions are employed for intravenous, intramuscular, ocular, or oral products, serving as templates for polymer microparticles, lipid nanoparticles, or microcapsules. They can function as the active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) or as an adjuvant for co-administration. In the food industry, emulsions are valued for their thermodynamically stable dispersions and uniform droplet size distribution, making them suitable for diverse applications. In the cosmetics industry, emulsion-based-products offer a smooth texture and a gradual, sustained release of active ingredients, improving the solubilization of insoluble materials.
What are the advantages of this technology?
Various mechanical devices, such as high-speed blenders, high-pressure valve homogenizers, and colloid mills, are commonly employed to produce droplets. These devices generate shear or impact stresses through manual or mechanical agitation, leading to droplet breakup. However, the stresses generated are often non-uniform across the system, resulting in polydisperse emulsions with varying droplet sizes. This limitation can be significant in many applications since emulsion stability is strongly influenced by droplet size.
The production of droplets using microfluidic systems has become a vital technique for applications requiring monodisperse droplets. With the droplet pack, it becomes possible to generate droplets one at a time within micrometer-sized channels. The resulting droplets exhibit remarkable uniformity in size, enabling precise control in various applications. In fact, droplet size primarily depends on microfluidic channel dimensions, fluid properties, and flow rates employed. Droplet microfluidics facilitates highly monodispersed droplet production, reproducible generation of complex structures, manipulation of single droplets, and miniaturization of production and bioanalytical devices.
Droplets have become an indispensable tool in chemical and biological research, with tangible success demonstrated through various mainstream commercial products that effectively address key biological and healthcare-related challenges. Examples of such products include Drop-seq and nucleic acid quantification via Droplet Digital PCR systems.
To delve deeper into droplet generation, please feel free to peruse our white paper on droplet-based microfluidics.
|Flow EZ 1 bar or Flow EZ 2 bar||x2|
|FLOW UNIT M||x2|
|LineUP Supply Kit||x2|
|P-CAP 2 mL||x1|
|Control in real-time, protocol automation, data record and export|
|ver. 184.108.40.206 or more recent|
Software Development Kit
|Custom software application|
|ver. 220.127.116.11 or more recent|
Droplet generation video
Can I reorder the EZ-drops chips alone?
Of course, the chips can be ordered separately from the whole Droplet Starter Pack. We invite you to get in touch with our sales representatives or with your local distributor.
Can I know the droplet size using pressure control only?
Yes, the size market at the nozzle is here to help you estimate the size of the droplets you are generating. The Droplet Starter Pack has been designed to have very stable flow rates, as the microfluidic resistance is mainly within the chip. This means that the flow rates will stay stable even with pressure control only, thus the droplet sizes.