Scientists develop a technique to higher manipulate tiny droplets in lab-on-a-chip functions for biochemistry, cell culturing, and drug screening.
“Droplet-array sandwiching” is a liquid-handling method during which tiny droplet pairs laid out on reverse surfaces are blended by bringing the surfaces collectively. Nevertheless, this strategy is restricted to batch operations involving all droplets. Lately, scientists from Ritsumeikan College, Japan, discovered a approach to electrically management the peak of particular person droplets, permitting them to pick out which droplet pairs ought to merge. Their technique might substitute handbook instruments akin to pipettes and velocity up drug screening.