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Capillary Transfer of Single Droplets

Background

Transfer ring samples from one capillary to a second capillary is not straight forward. Even more so for small quantities such as droplets.

Technology Overview

Scientists of Leiden University have developed an apparatus for 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 (eg 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 Coordinator / Sr. Business Developer +31-71-527 2517 f.j.fallaux@luris.nl