Methods of diverse API encapsulation in polymer beads
11th June 2018
Until now commonly used encapsulation methods (such as high-shear mixing or sonication) have been ineffective and wasteful. By contrast, droplet microfluidic technology enables high encapsulation efficiency and the fabrication of unique formulations that are difficult or impossible to achieve using standard methodologies. This gives researchers access to variety of formulation that can be fine-tuned depending on the nature of the (API) and specific functional requirements.
Producing polymer particles: An alternative approach to traditional batch methods
13th April 2018
Microfluidics is an ideal tool for applications such as encapsulation of reagents, or other ingredients, when compared with traditional batch methods, due to the ability to produce precisely controlled, monodisperse particles. Here we’ll talk about the benefits of a microfluidic approach in producing monodisperse micro- and nanoparticles in a reproducible and scalable way.
Dolomite offers dedicated microfluidics platform for drug encapsulation
5th April 2018
Dolomite Microfluidics is simplifying research into drug encapsulation by offering a complete automated system for polymer micro- and nanoparticle generation. The company’s Drug Encapsulation System provides scientists with a quick, simple and scalable way of encapsulating drug samples, without the need for extensive microfluidics knowhow.
MicroTAS Video Competition Winner – A “Bad and Boujee” Rap Parody
7th November 2017
The MicroTAS Video Competition 2017, sponsored by Dolomite Microfluidics and Lab on a Chip, and supported by the Chemical and Biological Microsystems Society, saw first prize awarded to Anu Kaushik and Alex Trick, PhD candidates in the BioMEMS and Single Molecule Dynamics Lab at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.
Anu explained the idea behind their entertaining and creative video: “A few months before the conference, we realized that we both had an interest in hip-hop and rap, as well as playing around with music-making software. We thought a rap parody explaining our research would be a great way to integrate our work with our love of music. The video describes our research on droplet microfluidics for single-cell analysis and the benefits of using this technique to discretize cells from tissue samples to achieve faster detection, increase signal to noise ratio and analyze cellular heterogeneity.”
Pioneers of Miniaturization Lectureship 2017 winner announced
28th July 2017
The Pioneers of Miniaturization Lectureship 2017, sponsored by Dolomite Microfluidics and Lab on a Chip, has been awarded to Professor Aaron Wheeler in recognition of his contribution to digital microfluidics, a technique which involves manipulation of discrete microfluidic droplets on the surface of an array of electrodes coated with a hydrophobic insulator.