Dolomite, a world leader in the design and manufacture of microfluidic devices, has introduced Multiflux™, a unique and flexible range of microfluidic connectors and interfaces allowing users to integrate their microfluidic devices into new and existing systems by creating fast and reliable multi-way fluidic connections between pumps, valves and other microfluidic devices.
Fluidic systems for manipulation, analysis and control of small amounts of materials are becoming increasingly sophisticated. This trend is accelerating with every new microfluidic development. At present, most connectors allow the connection of only one fluid tube to a microfluidic system at a time. Furthermore, connecting microfluidic devices to macro-scale systems presents many challenges. If these are not addressed well, the benefits of working within the microfluidic regime may be compromised. Multiflux™ is Dolomite’s solution to these problems. Quick and easy to use, Multiflux™ offers a flexible, cost-effective and time-efficient solution for anyone working in microfluidics.
The range includes a Linear and Circular Connector, which provide several fluid input and output ports, enabling reliable and leak-free connections to be made in seconds between microfluidic chips and tubing, as well as two bundles of tubing, without disruptions to the fluid flow. The Multiflux™ Connectors can be used together with Dolomite’s microfluidic chips and Standard Multiflux™ Interfaces facilitating a connection to the edge of microfluidic chips, surface of microfluidic chips, or custom devices designed by the user.
All Multiflux™ components operate over a wide temperature range (-15°C to 150°C) and pressure range (up to 30bar) and offer excellent chemical resistance allowing a broad range of solvents and chemicals to be used. For further information on Dolomite’s range of Multiflux™ Connectors and Interfaces as well as a complete portfolio of microfluidic products including chips, pumps, valves and custom devices please visit dolomite microfluidics.com/.
About The Dolomite Centre Limited
Established in 2005 as the world’s first Microfluidic Application Centre, Dolomite (dolomite-microfluidics.com) focused on working with customers to turn their concepts for microfluidic applications into reality. Today, Dolomite is the world leader in solving microfluidic problems. With offices in the UK and US and distributors throughout the rest of the world, its clients range from universities developing leading-edge analytical equipment, to manufacturers of chemical, life science and clinical diagnostics systems.
Dolomite is pioneering the use of microfluidic devices for small-scale fluid control and analysis, enabling manufacturers to develop more compact, cost-effective and powerful instruments. By combining specialist glass, quartz and ceramic technologies with knowledge of high performance microfluidics, Dolomite is able to provide solutions for a broad range of application areas including environmental monitoring, clinical diagnostics, food and beverage, nuclear, agriculture, petrochemical, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and chemicals. Furthermore Dolomite's in-house micro-fabrication facilities that include clean rooms and precision glass processing facilities allow to prototype and test all solutions rapidly which ensures a faster development cycle and reduces the time to market.