Piezo Dispense Capillaries (PDCs) are available exclusively from SCIENION and compatible with all microarray spotters from sciFLEXARRAYER family and all cellenONE systems. PDCs come in various sizes, geometries and with application-specific coating.
If you already own a microarray spotter from SCIENION you probably know which PDC type is the best for your application. Otherwise, contact us and request a service of PDC selection for your samples. A combination of the right size, geometry, and coating guarantees smooth spotting without film formation and satellite droplets.
sciDROP PICO dispensing technology is based on a ceramic piezo element that is fitted around a glass capillary. The piezo element is triggered by an electrical pulse which, in turn, leads to contraction of the ceramic material. This creates a gentle wave inside the capillary that forces out a small drop of sample from the orifice of the PDC. This process is so gentle that even living cells can be dispensed this way!
Printing quality depends on numerous parameters. Therefore, SCIENION offers a broad portfolio of different PDC sizes and surface coatings.
SCIENION's capillaries are made of chemically inert glass and, if used properly, can serve you for a very long time.
Each PDC is produced in-house and is subjected to strict quality control to meet your high production standards.
While ordering your new PDCs don't forget about sciCLEAN 8 to keep your capillaries in good condition!