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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
  • Adaptable
  • Reliable and reproducible Results
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Benefits

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

The MFCS™-EX provides up to 8 negative or positive pressure sources to perform multiple experiments (all available pressure ranges are listed below). The instrument can be automated with our powerful MAT software and easily integrated with any set-up using our Software Development Kit (SDK)

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higher stability EX graph

Specifications

Pressure ranges-345-0 mbar0-345 mbar0-800 mbar0-1000 mbar0-2000 mbar0-7000 mbar
Output Pressure StabilityHighly monodispersed droplet size - No oscillation
System Settling timeNo transitory regime - Reagent savings - Stop-flows
Pressuring gasNon corrosive or explosive gas (air, N2, Ar, O2, …) / No contamination between the MFCS™-EX and the solutions and between the solutions
Size / Weight16 x 23 x 6.5 cm3 (6.3 x 9 x 2.5 inch3) / 2.0 kg (4.4 lbs) - Compact controller
Output connectorsFemale luerlock4mm OD tube connectors
VolumesWide range of volume can be controlled - No compromise between volume and stability
FlexibilityAny 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)

software MAT Screenshot

Product Number

NameUnit in mbarProduct Number
MFCS™-EX channel0 to 345EX-00345001
0 to 1000EX-01000001
0 to 2000EX-01000002
0 to 7000EX-07000001
0 to -345EX-80345001
0 to -800EX-80800001
MFCS™-EX baseBasicEX-11000001
Positive Pressure SourceEX-source-pos
Negative Pressure SourceEX-source-neg

RELATED PRODUCT

MFCS™ LOW PRESSURE KIT

The MFCS™ Series Low Pressure Kit is specially designed to be used with any MFCS™ with high pressure channel.

MFCS™ HIGH PRESSURE KIT

The MFCS™ Series High Pressure Kit is specially designed to be used with any MFCS™ with high pressure channel.

A-i-O Software

The Fluigent All-in-One (A-i-O) Software is designed for controlling and measuring pressure and flow rate in real time.

MAT Software

The Microfluidic Automation Tool allows an easy design of time-based protocols for completely automated experiments.

SDK

The Fluigent Software Development Kit (SDK) includes full integration of device interfaces within LabView, MATLAB and other IDEs.

Flow Rate Platform

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.

RELATED APPLICATIONS

cell-aspiration

FLUID RECIRCULATION FOR CELL PERFUSION WITH REDUCED SHEAR STRESS

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.

micropipette-cell

SEQUENTIAL FLUID INJECTION & DELIVERY WITH PULSE-FREE FLOW

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.

CTC-capture

AUTOMATED RARE CELLS CAPTURE AND LABELLING

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.

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