New Piezoelectric Sorting Head for Single Cell Isolation

Pipetting nanoliter scale volumes is challenging due to several technical difficulties including surface tension, adhesion and evaporation effects. We developed a fully automated piezoelectric micropipette with a precision of <1 nanoliter. The piezo micropipette can be fully automated using either fluorescent or transparent illumination on a microscope.


Main applications: single cell isolation, single cell printing, and nanoliter droplet printing.

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  • Compact design

  • Excellent liquid handling precision: 0.1 nanoliter

  • Outstanding >90% single cell isolation efficiency

  • Built-in LED illumination for phase contrast imaging

  • No tubes

  • No syringes

  • Control unit with USB connection to the computer