- Semi-automated open platform
- Build custom workflows easily
- Novel functions such as splitting and liquid injection
- Easy to use, no microfluidics expertise required
Picodroplets in a wide range of applications
Our Pico-Mine® semi-automated platform gives you the ultimate flexibility to adapt picodroplet technology to your research needs. Multiple functions can be integrated into complex workflows including cell encapsulation, droplet splitting, droplet merging, adding liquid to droplets and droplet sorting. With single or double aqueous droplets, a wide range of droplet sizes, plus absorbance scatter and fluorescent measurement Pico-Mine® is the perfect platform for cell-based research.
Flexible but simple
Pico-Mine® lets you mix and match functions to build the workflow you need for every project. It is also simple to use without needing microfluidics expertise so you can focus on your science.
High-throughput low cost
Picodroplet technology allows both cell-by cell assessment and rapid, low stress processing of cells – all at tiny volumes. You get the best of all worlds – precise measurements of large libraries in hours at low cost.
Pico-Mine biochips allow a wide range of functions to be combined to execute the most complex workflows. And we can provide custom biochips too if that’s not enough.
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Perfecting the small, so you can work on the big
At the heart of our platforms are picodroplets. These are tiny droplets of aqueous fluid in an oil carrier fluid (‘single aqueous’), or an aqueous core surrounded by an oil shell in an aqueous carrier fluid ( ‘double aqueous’).
Each picodroplet is used to encapsulate a cell. This provides an ultra-miniaturized test tube, containing media, reagents and cells, that allows large-scale experiments at the single cell level.
These droplets can then be processed to build complex workflows to find the cells you care about.
Pico-Mine® can be used in numerous applications in life sciences R+D. Here are some examples to fire up your imagination.
Consumables and reagents for Pico-Mine®
Our team has created an ecosystem of high-quality microfluidic biochips and reagents for Pico-Mine®
Pico-Break™ 1 – Emulsion Breaking Solution£134.00 – £467.00
Pico-Glide™ 1£212.00 – £702.00
Pico-Surf® (2% (w/w) in Novec™ 7500)£156.00 – £702.00
Pico-Surf® (5% (w/w) in Novec™ 7500)£306.00 – £1,402.00
Pico-Wave™ 7500£195.00 – £605.00