Droplets

Project Description

Microfluidic droplet generators are excellent tools for generating highly reproducible microsized droplets with much higher precision and repeatability compared to conventional methods.

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By tuning the relative viscosities, surface tension, and velocities between the dispersed and the continuous phase droplets of almost any size can be created. Oil-in-water (O/W) droplets can be generated directly using the glass chips. Water-in-oil droplets (W/O) are best formed in hydrophobic channels (coated glass). This to prevent droplets from sticking to the channel walls. Upon request Micronit can coat chips with an hydrophobic anti-stiction coating.

Parallel droplet generators

Microfluidic devices offer a qualitatively superior alternative to conventional macroscale batch processes for the production of highly monodispersed emulsions in a continuous fashion.  By means of parallelization, microstructured droplets generators allows high throughput production of monodisperse emulsions for applications in the pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, and food industries.

Micronit offers a range of parallel droplets generators with hydrophilic (native glass) or hydrophobic (coated) channels surfacs for both oil-in-water and water-in-oil systems to satisfy our customers’ needs in their high throughput emulsification applications. Our parallel droplets generators can be designed in a variety of geometries that meet our customers’ requirements. The high accuracy of Micronit’s glass processing technologies combined with a wide range of instruments for high precision surface and size analysis ensures a high quality products with very low intrachannel size and frequency of production variation.

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