Member since: 2015
Organization: Lund University, Department of Biomedical Engineering
Application Area: Cell and particle size characterization
"This instrument is very powerful but will need a lot of care in order to function well. The smaller apertures will clog unless the system is properly cleaned regularly and all liquids filtered. As a microfluidics lab we suffer a bit from the fact that you need to add your samples to a 100 ml reservoir (needing to unnecessary sample dilution). Some system components will need to be replaced after a couple of years and those are expensive. Sometimes you cannot purchase the part that needs to be replaced but need to buy an entire assembly at a much higher price than needed. However, as long as it's taken care of, you can get very nice size and concentration measurements down to around 700 nm. We have unfortunately not been able to go any smaller without clogging the system."