Pico-Wave™ is a diluent comprising a fluorinated oil which is well suited for diluting Pico-Surf™ for use with your specific applications. Pico-Wave™ has been especially formulated for stability, biocompatibility and reproducible performance for your picodroplet studies. Pico-Surf™ is Sphere Fluidics’ proprietary biocompatible surfactant which can be used in a variety of microdroplet and picodroplet applications as it acts to stabilise picodroplets and their cellular or molecular contents.
Pico-Surf™ is available pre-dissolved at 5% (w/w) and 2% (w/w) concentrations in either of two fluorocarbon oils, Novec™ 7500 or Fluorinert™ FC-40. Pico-Wave™ acts as a carrier fluid for picodroplet formation and processing.
If you would like to use Pico-Surf™ at different concentrations, you can easily further dilute it using Pico-Wave™. Please note that Pico-Wave™ 40 should be used only with FC-40™ based Pico-Surf™, whereas Pico-Wave™ 7500 should be used only with Novec™ 7500 based Pico-Surf™.