Microfluidic hydrogel microspheres have been broadly studied across a wide range of industries and applications, and their use in the medical field, including control cells and drug delivery, is increasing. The usual design of these materials is intended to enable the efficient and smart encapsulation of cells and/or drugs in microspheres in which the functionalities and features are effectively controlled, lending themselves some unique properties.
Dolomite’s leading microfluidic technology offers unique systems to generate hydrogel droplets from a liquid stream of hydrogel that can be hardened into solid hydrogel beads. The use of hydrogel beads offers promising delivery systems for encapsulation and release of proteins, enzymes, bacteria, and viruses. Dolomite microfluidic technologies can be used for bead formation with hydrogels such as agarose, alginate, collagen (e.g. Matrigel), and gelatine.
In this webinar, our guest speaker – Ms. Anna Cameron from Rinke Group, University of Queensland, Australia will share about their research, which is focused on high-throughput production of agarose and alginate microparticles for single-cell encapsulation of bacterial populations. This process utilises common lab hydrogels in tandem with established, and upcoming, stabilising surfactants to form homogenous microparticles. Microparticles production is done within the Dolomite µEncapsulator system, with a µEncapsulator 2 Reagent Droplet Chip (15µm and 30 µm channel size). The microparticles produced can employed within numerous research applications.
Date: 15th June 2022
Time: 09:00 BST | 13:30 IST | 16:00 CST | 18:00 AEST
Event type: Webinar – Live
Ms. Anna Cameron utilized her Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (University of Nevada, Reno, USA) and a Master of Biomedical Engineering (University of Luebeck, Germany) to complete a Ph.D. thesis on Tumor-on-a-Chip Microfluidic and 3D Tumor Models (University of Queensland). She is currently working as a research assistant within the Rinke Group, producing single-cell encapsulation of bacteria populations within microparticles using the Dolomite μEncapsulator system. Ms. Cameron is interested in the design and application of microfluidic systems for enhancing research output.
Dr. Chinh Nguyen is a Technical Application Specialist at Dolomite. Prior to this position, he was a Flow Chemistry Specialist at Syrris Ltd. Chinh finished his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering at the University of Ulsan, South Korea in 2015. His focus was developing nano-catalysts and nanomaterials for biomass conversion and advanced photo-oxidation processes. Today, Chinh advises Dolomite’s customers in the Asia Pacific region on applications related to Microfluidics and Nanoparticles Formation.