The biopharmaceutical industry has seen a spike in demand to rapidly develop and commercialize medical diagnostic kits, and drug delivery systems in recent years. Enter Droplet Microfluidics. Droplet microfluidics are helping these companies meet the increased demand, through their flexible abilities and applications, and their ability to function at scale. To learn more about the applications for droplet microfluidics, let’s keep reading.
Why Droplet Microfluidics are Important
Droplet microfluidics are currently having an impact across the research and medical industry. Microfluidics are currently being used for enzyme screening, nucleic acid sequencing, protein synthesis, single cell analysis, and organic & inorganic nanoparticle synthesis in both aqueous and organic systems.
Microfluidic devices allow for research companies to rapidly perform chemical and biochemical experiments at a massive scale. The ability to scale up to tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands, or even millions of experiments is required to stay on the cutting edge of research for many laboratories. Droplet microfluidics are generated on a specially designed microfluidic chip which enables thousands, or tens of thousands, or even millions of these tiny liquid reaction chambers. These chambers are then able to be precisely controlled in terms of size, shape, composition, and temperature. The ability to manipulate and control these variables, paired with the ability to parallelize experiments, makes droplet microfluidics an ideal investment for processes that require both a high level of precision and a high number of experiments.
How Microfabrication Plays a Part
There isn’t microfluidics without microfabrication. Advanced microfabrication technologies enable the flexible design of droplet microfluici chips. Ultimately this means that the microfluidic chips produced today can be customized to the specific application and rapidly prototyped. Microfabrication engineers can typically take a design, create a prototype, and begin full scale production with the first products ready for applications use within 4 to 6 weeks. This fast turn around time, not to mention the scale at which microfluidic chips can be produced, allow research laboratories to stay on the front lines of research and providing state-of-the-art solutions to the world’s most dire needs.
Citrogene: Microfluidic Chip Manufacturer
Microfluidics is making an impact in the research industry which ultimately is impacting our world for the better. When it comes to producing the ideal microfluidic device for your specific needs, there’s only one microfluidic partner to consider: Citrogene. Our proprietary process allows us to create precise, customized, state-of-the-art microfluidic devices based on your needs, all produced in glass. Contact us today to learn more.