MFCS™-EX: EXTENDED FLOW CONTROL
MICROFLUIDIC FLOW CONTROL SYSTEM EX
The MFCS™-EX is a modular microfluidic flow controller. 8 channels are available with different pressure ranges for high precision operations in microfluidic experiments. By using the FASTAB™ microfluidic patented technology, the MFCS™-EX generates a constant pressure-driven flow rate that allows for reliable and repeatable experiments.
MAIN MFCS™-EX BENEFITS
- Easy to Use
- Reliable and reproducible Results
The MFCS™ Series is the first generation of microfluidic systems. The MFC™-EX provides up to 8 negative or positive pressure channels to pressurize multiple fluid reservoirs. It can have an integrated pressure source or be coupled with the FLPG+, an external pressure source, for those who don’t have access to a laboratory bench mounted gas source.
1. GET SUPERIOR RESULTS RAPIDLY
Reach your targets at the blink of an eye and get your experiment started instantaneously.
2. RELIABLE AND REPRODUCTIBLE RESULTS
The FASTAB™ microfluidic patented technology used by MFCS™ series avoid cross contamination as there is no direct contact between the instrument and the reagents.
The pulseless and precise control enabled by our pressure-driven technology is critical for repeatable results in many applications.
3. ADAPTABLE TO ANY EXPERIMENT
|Pressure ranges||0-345 mbar||0-800 mbar||0-1000 mbar||0-2000 mbar||0-7000 mbar|
|Positive or Negative||Both Push and Pull||Pull only||Push Only||Push Only||Push Only|
|Output Pressure Stability||Highly monodispersed droplet size - No oscillation|
|System Settling time||No transitory regime - Reagent savings - Stop-flows|
|Pressuring gas||Non corrosive or explosive gas (air, N2, Ar, O2, …) / No contamination between the MFCS™-EX and the solutions and between the solutions|
|Size / Weight||16 x 23 x 6.5 cm3 (6.3 x 9 x 2.5 inch3) / 2.0 kg (4.4 lbs) - Compact controller|
|Output connectors||Female luerlock||4mm OD tube connectors|
|Volumes||Wide range of volume can be controlled - No compromise between volume and stability|
|Flexibility||Any mix of pressure ranges is available, even on one MFCS™-EX - Highly customable|
Automated protocol with MAT
The Microfluidic Automation Tool (MAT) is a unique program for developing and running time-based experiments. Its drag and drop interface allows for quick and easy protocol creation. It can control the 2-SWITCH™ and other Fluigent valves as well to:
• Benefit from functions such as repeat, if, wait until, … for the development of complex protocols
• Ability to load and save protocols
• Integrate all Fluigent valves and instruments devices or support other external instruments (requires TTL signal)
|Name||Unit in mbar||Product Number|
|MFCS™-EX channel||0 to 345||EX-00345001|
|0 to 1000||EX-01000001|
|0 to 2000||EX-01000002|
|0 to 7000||EX-07000001|
|0 to -345||EX-80345001|
|0 to -800||EX-80800001|
|Positive Pressure Source||EX-source-pos|
|Negative Pressure Source||EX-source-neg|
The MFCS™ Series Low Pressure Kit is specially designed to be used with any MFCS™ with high pressure channel.
The MFCS™ Series High Pressure Kit is specially designed to be used with any MFCS™ with high pressure channel.
The Microfluidic Automation Tool allows an easy design of time-based protocols for completely automated experiments.
The Fluigent Software Development Kit (SDK) includes full integration of device interfaces within LabView, MATLAB and other IDEs.
The Flow Unit is a high-precision individual flow sensor used for direct flow control. The Flowboard is a hub that manages communication between Fluigent Software and up to eight Flow Units.
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.
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.
Because CTCs detection and labelling need a very precise and smooth flow control, Fluigent MFCS™ associated with the Flow-Rate Control Module and the ESS™ platform, was the designated choice to be able to efficiently control the flows of all the solutions and samples.