Microfluid Chip Design

Investigator: Adam Abate, PhD
Sponsor: BASF Corporation

Location(s): United States


Droplet-based microfluidic techniques can form and process micrometer scale droplets at thousands per second. Each droplet can house an individual biochemical reaction, allowing millions of reactions to be performed in minutes with small amounts of total reagent. This versatile approach has been used for engineering enzymes, quantifying concentrations of DNA in solution, and screening protein crystallization conditions.  This study explores techniques to efficiently develop double emulsions which can be utilized in microfliud chips.