Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Acoustic droplet ejection - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Acoustic droplet ejection - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: "Acoustic droplet ejection A 2 nL droplet of DMSO being ejected from a reservoir A 2 nL droplet of DMSO being ejected from a reservoir Acoustic droplet ejection (ADE) uses a pulse of ultrasound to move low volumes of fluids (typically nanoliters or picoliters) without any physical contact. This technology focuses acoustic energy into a fluid sample in order to eject droplets as small as a millionth of a millionth of a liter (picoliter = 10-12 liter). ADE technology is a very gentle process, and it can be used to transfer proteins, high molecular weight DNA and live cells without damage or loss of viability. This feature makes the technology suitable for a wide variety of applications including proteomics and cell-based assays."