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Beating Poisson encapsulation statistics using close-packed ordering

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Abstract

Loading drops with discrete objects, such as particles and cells, is often necessary when performing chemical and biological assays in microfluidic devices. However, random loading techniques are inefficient, yielding a majority of empty and unusable drops. We use deformable particles that are close packed to insert a controllable number of particles into every drop. This provides a simple, flexible means of efficiently encapsulating a controllable number of particles per drop.

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The article was received on 12 May 2009, accepted on 24 Jul 2009 and first published on 28 Jul 2009


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/B909386A
Lab Chip, 2009,9, 2628-2631

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    Beating Poisson encapsulation statistics using close-packed ordering

    A. R. Abate, C. Chen, J. J. Agresti and D. A. Weitz, Lab Chip, 2009, 9, 2628
    DOI: 10.1039/B909386A

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