October 1, 2018 (Vol. 38, No. 17)

Dolomite Microfluidics

The new Pickering emulsion stabilizer Fluoro-Phase is a fluorinated continuous phase that has been specially formulated to stabilize aqueous droplets in microfluidic systems. Unlike most emulsion stabilizing oils, which use molecular surfactants, Fluoro-Phase relies on functionalized silica nanoparticles that support highly stable emulsions, making it ideal for biomedical applications involving droplets with complex compositions. This novel development offers some advantages over traditional surfactants, including faster droplet formation and compatibility with a broader range of reagents in the droplet phase.

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