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Capillary Transfer of Single Droplets

Background

Transferring samples from one capillary to a second capillary is not straightforward. Even more so for small quantities such as droplets.

Technology Overview

Scientists of Leiden University have developed an apparatus to transfer droplets from a first capillary to a second capillary (Figure 1).

For sample handling and sample pre-treatment, the sample is flowing through small tubes in many applications. At Leiden University, scientists had concentrated a sample in a droplet at the end of a capillary (Anal. Chem., 2013, 85 (12), pp 5734–5739). This droplet needed to be transferred to a second capillary for further handling of the droplet (e.g. transportation to NMR).

Details and State of Development:

- Proof of concept has been established with the working set-up in our lab

Applications

1. LC - NMR
2. LC - EV - NMR
3. LC - SPE - NMR

Opportunity

Leiden University is seeking commercial partners to (co)develop this into commercial products. Applications can be very broad, Leiden University has concentrated its efforts towards sample handling for LC-NMR.

Keywords: analytical (bio)chemistry, LC-NMR, sample transfer

Key benefits

  • Very robust
  • Fully automated

Luris reference number

INV-033.073

Patent status

A patent application has been filed.

Data available on request

Additional non-confidential data is available on request.

Further information

Frits Fallaux Business Developer +31-71-527 2517 f.j.fallaux@luris.nl