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MICROFLUIDIC FLOW MANAGER UNIT

The Microfluidic Flow Manager Unit P-OEM series offers excellent response time, pulseless and highly stable flow conditions for industrial precision microfluidic applications where replacement to conventional syringe pumps or peristaltic pumps do not have sufficient performance.

Main features:

  • Highly customizable through numerous options
  • Adapted to industrial uses
  • Highly precise pressure control
  • Compact solution

PRESENTATION

The multi-channel design is highly compact, ranging from 1 to 4 channels for the P-OEM series and from 5 to 8 channels for the PL-OEM series. Since fluids are not in contact with the instrument, there is no routine cleaning and cross-contamination is drastically reduced.

Positive/Negative pressure ranges can be applied on different channels of the same module. The optional advanced multi-channel Flow-Rate Control Module Software combined with the Flow Sensor Unit device makes it possible to have full control on flow-rates in any coupled multi-channel configuration, while keeping the benefits of pressure actuation.

The flow settling time is drastically reduced (<1sec) in both single or multi-channel configurations, enabling significant reagent cost-savings and time-saving.

The P-OEM Module design is cost-effective and it relies on the patented technologies

PRINCIPLE

Pressure control performances

Pressure sensor resolution : 0.03% Full Scale
Settling time : 100 ms1
Available pressure ranges:

  • 0-0.4 psi2
  • 0-1 psi2
  • 0-5 psi2
  • 0-15 psi2
  • 0-100 psi

Pneumatic interface

Input pressure requirements depend on system characteristics (number of units, pressure range, positive or negative pressure…)
Non-corrosive gas, oil free, dry
Speedfit® connectors

Electrical & mechanical characteristics

Power input: 24 VDC
Current input: P-OEM: 0.5A / PL-OEM : 1A
Electrical connector: screw terminals
Protocol: USB3
Electrical connector: screw terminals

Flow-rate control performances

(with optional Flow Sensor Unit & optional Flow Rate Control Module software)
Flow-rate stability: 0.2% CV
Settling time4: <1s
Automatic assessment of the fluidic system environment
Automatic compensation for drifts due to environmental variations (temperature, hydrodynamic pressure, partial clogging,…)
Flow-rate ranges:

  • 0 to ±1.5 µl/min
  • 0 to ±7 µl/min
  • 0 to ±50 µl/min
  • 0 to ±1 ml/min
  • 0 to ±5 ml/min

External monitoring

Pressure control and monitoring
Flow-rate control and monitoring5. Multi-channel flow rate control with any level of channel coupling
High rate data logging (100 ms)
Capability to customize the fluidic process control for identification of different events (bubble detection, clogging detection, temperature drift)
External device synchronization

  1. Settling time is output volume dependent
  2. Negative pressure available. Positive & negative pressure can be applied on different channels of the same module
  3. Other protocols RS485 based available on request
  4. Settling time is output volume dependent

APPLICATIONS & MARKETS

Drop-based microfluidics
Drug discovery
Drug encapsulation
DNA analysis
Organ-on-chip
Cell culture
Single cells
Emulsions (cosmetics, foods, microparticle generation …)
Micro-reaction technology
Rheology
and many more

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THEY TRUSTED US

Solution features

  • Can generate droplets containing a single cell as well as PCR reagents
  • Can generate up to 10,000 droplets containing cells per second (and possibly sort them by fluorescence characteristic)
  • Can generate a reverse transcript of the DNA (screening immune cells for anti-tumor activity and isolating the gene for future therapeutic development)

Solution features

  • Fastest time to result on the market (from sampling to results < 2hours)
  • Analysis multiplexing (3 colors)
  • Easy to operate (only one pipetting action)
  • Fully automated
  • Quantitative analysis
  • Attractive price
  • Modularity and evolution potential
  • Compactness

Solution features

  • Very limited liquid handling
  • Equivalent to 1000 Petri dishes in parallel
  • Automation
  • Higher number of experiments
  • Lower cost per analysis by a factor 10
  • Microfluidic based devices typically use less reagent volumes, less sample (cost saving for customer)
  • Microfluidic based devices usually use
  • Compactness (size of a printer)

Fluigent added value

  • Droplet monodispersity (no need to select the best one,  yield and time improvements)
  • Good control of the droplet composition
  • Good real time process control
  • Fast stabilisation avoiding any ‘lost’ volumes
  • Very limited liquid handling
  • Repeatability
  • Reliability
  • Compactness of the instrument

Fluigent added value

  • Resolution of the pressure control
  • Fine tuning of the pressure profile (e.g. ramp up and ramp down)
  • Contamination free
  • Easy to integrate and automate (software integration)
  • Full customization to customer needs (hardware, software)
  • Reliability
  • Robustness maintenance

Fluigent added value

  • Smoother flow profile (reproducible results)
  • Faster response time to flow changes (higher throughput, handling synchronization)
  • Injection of a small controlled volume
  • Compactness
  • Flow stability (precise control of the droplets movements)

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