Digital assays with LabSlide in standard laboratory equipment
With LabSlide you can perform drop-based analyses, such as digital PCR, with already existing laboratory equipment.
Digital assays take advantage of the separation of target molecules in a large number of separated reaction spaces. This allows an absolute quantification without the comparison with calibrators by means of a standard curve. This complex laboratory process can be automated using the centrifugal microfluidics and implemented on a plastic prototype. These separated reaction spaces are generated through rotation in the form of thousands of micro-droplets by means of the centrifugal step emulsification. With the LabSlide, Hahn-Schickard provides a microfluidic cartridge in the format of a specimen slide which also allows the use of standard laboratory equipment for the analysis.
LabSlide – a universal platform
The droplets generated in the LabSlide remain in the cartridge during the entire analysis and arrange themselves in one formation due to capillary forces. This technology represents a universal platform for different molecular verification procedures. In addition to established reactions, such as the polymerase chain reaction (PCR), isothermal amplification methods such as the loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) or recombinase polymerase amplification (RPA) have already been successfully performed in the LabSlide.
The matching LabSlide for your application
Would you like to also benefit from the LabSlide and its advantages? We would gladly provide consultation about application options or tailor-made adaptations of the platform for your problem. With our interdisciplinary team made up of engineers, natural scientists and technicians, we cover all the areas – from the initial idea up to scalable manufacturing. We look forward to your inquiry!