High quality air for microfluidic
FLPG Plus (P/N = FLPG005) is a lab-bench-scale compressed air solution, which can produce, without any maintenance, a high quality air for all types of microfluidic experiences. It’s a single device including:
- Pressure pump source
- Manual regulator
- Pressure sensor and display
- High quality dry air : Compatible with all biological experiences even the most sensitive
- No need to purge condensed water : Save time and money with a maintenance-free system
- Optimized vibration : Use anywhere, with no consequences on other equiments such as microscopes
- All-in-one device, no installation needed : Start experiments right away without losing time
- Front and back output : Place devices on the lab bench without space constraints
- Dimensions: 18 x 16 x 27 cm (W x H x D)
- Power supply: 24V (max 2A)
- Maximum outlet pressure: 2.3 bar
- Maximum air flow-rate: 3.2 L/min under 2.1 bar or 5.0 L/min under 1.1 bar
- Output capacity: 2 bar, up to 8 channels; 1 bar, up to 16 channels
- Press the ON/OFF button (box #2 on the picture)
- Connect the output pressure line to the MFCS™-EZ or MFCS™-EX (box #3 on the picture)
- Set the manual regulator (box #4 on the picture). The display (box #1 on the picture) shows you the value of the FLPG generated pressure.
Many microfluidic applications require switching between multiple solutions (such as samples or buffers) while maintaining a constant flow-rate during the course of their experiment. In this application, one MFCS™-EZ pressure channel is connected via a manifold to ten separate vials containing different aqueous solutions.
The use of water-in-oil droplets in microfluidics in high-throughput screening is rapidly gaining acceptance. The main application areas currently involve screening cells as well as genetic material for various mutations or activity. Here the aim is to isolate single DNA molecules and analyze the enzymes and proteins resulting from their expression.
Many microfluidic applications require expensive solutions to be injected at a controlled flow-rate into a microfluidic system, such as cell cultures, PCR processes, cell injections or simulation of blood capillaries with a controlled minimal mechanical stress.