Reinventing the Micropipette

FluidFM® Technology

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MULTIPLY YOUR POSSIBILITIES.

Due to its unmatched dimensions, force control and nanometer positioning capabilities, FluidFM greatly extends the scope of your experimental applications compared to traditional glass micropipettes.  

The truly unique combination of force microscopy and microfluidics elevates your applications to a higher level, from single cell biology to surface analysis and beyond.

Benefit from simplified workflows and higher productivity. FluidFM technology gives you maximum experimental flexibility for your most demanding nano-manipulation tasks.

 

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UNLIMITED APPLICATIONS

OUR VIEW ON DIMENSION.

FluidFM pipettes have an aperture 500 times smaller than the diameter of a human hair.

This allows flow rates as small as femtoliters per second; a million times smaller than what the best flow sensor can detect. The patented technology that makes this possible is FluidFM. 

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FluidFM IN A NUTSHELL. 

FluidFM technology unites the best features of microfluidics and force microscopy by introducing closed microscopic channels into force sensitive probes.  

This unique combination enables the handling of liquid volumes at the femtoliter scale, as well as force controlled manipulations of microscopic objects. FluidFM technology elevates the application scope of traditional glass micropipettes to new levels. 

Thanks to the nanofluidic channel inside FluidFM probes, soluble molecules can be dispensed through a sub-micrometer aperture at the tip. At the same time, the sensitive force feedback system allows surfaces in liquid environments to be modified in a controlled fashion. It also provides a reliable distinction between gentle contact with cell membranes and perforation. 

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USABILITY AND APPLICATION. 

Our simple and intuitive operator software, in combination with functional instrument design, ensures that FluidFM technology is easy to use and ready for your application.  

FluidFM technology is both universal and versatile. It opens the door to a new world of experiments at the sub-micrometer scale for research in life sciences, physics and beyond. 

 

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MICROFABRICATED FluidFM PIPETTES. 

At the heart of FluidFM lies the patented production process for our microfluidic pipettes. The high precision microfabrication technology ensures constant probe quality for maximum reliability.  

We take pride in our Swiss precision and craftsmanship; our know-how goes into every single probe we deliver. Each specimen is individually tested to comply with all quality requirements of our customers.  

A complete range of different probe designs is available to meet your application requirements. We can also create customized probe designs for your experiments thanks to our innovative, rapid prototyping platform.

 

easy.

Enjoy simple and intuitive instrument operation via our Award winning ARYA Operator software

fast.

Boost your research productivity with the FluidFM BOT. Enjoy higher experimental throughput without sacrifices.

automated.

Take advantage from an unprecedented high degree of automation for your applications with the FluidFM BOT.