LabSmith News

LabSmith is Hiring

By Mike Zecchino on August 5, 2020.

LabSmith products are developed, designed, and manufactured in Livermore, CA, by a local team of dedicated engineers and technicians.

We currently have job openings for:

  • Mechanical Assembly Technician
  • PCB Electronics Assembly Technician.

Visit our Careers page to learn more.

 

LabSmith Partners with Hummingbird Nano

By Mike Zecchino on May 15, 2020.

LabSmith has partnered with US-based Hummingbird Nano to distribute the company’s innovative circular channel, helical mixer microfluidic chips.

Hummingbird Nano Microfluidic Chips Distributed by LabSmith

Hummingbird Nano’s mixing chips feature 280 µm diameter circular channels and a 5-stage helical mixing chamber for smooth flow and fast mixing. The chips include integrated 1/16″ OD PTFE tubing for easy interface with LabSmith’s microfluidic routing components.Hummingbird Nano x-mixer helical channel mixing chip for low dead volume mixing with LabSmith uProcess microfluidic components

Learn how to build a microfluidic mixing application using LabSmith components and Hummingbird Nano chips in this new application note.

Hummingbird Nano microfluidic chips and LabSmith uProcess microfluidic components

New uEP01 Electrophoresis Power Module

By LabSmith on September 17, 2019.

The LabSmith uEP01-300 is an extremely compact, fully programmable high voltage supply for controlling electrophoresis and gel electrophoresis setups.

Measuring just 8.1 cm (3.2 in.) long, the uEP01 can be breadboard mounted and integrated easily with other experimental equipment. The power module can provide constant voltage to 300V, constant current to 0.25A, or constant power up to 15W. Used in conjunction with LabSmith’s pressure sensors and temperature sensors, the uEP01 can also operate in constant pressure or temperature modes.

The uEP01 is part of the uProcess platform, which includes flexible scripting software as well as hardware products for constructing and automating microfluidic systems. uProcess control software enables the uEP01 to be integrated into complete electrophoretic systems. Multiple modules can be operated together for fully-independent, multi-channel voltage control in both research and OEM applications.

Visit the uEP01 Product Page

uEP01 Electrophoresis Power Module Specification Sheet

New 8-Position Selector Valve

By LabSmith on May 1, 2019.

The AV801 8-position selector valve provides automated routing of microfluidic volumes. At 6.6 cm (2.6 in) high, the AV801 microfluidcs valve is a fraction of the size of available selector valves, making it ideal for microfluidics research and OEM applications.

The compact AV801 has eight selector ports and one common port. Extremely small swept volume minimizes waste and enable high throughput. Fast, reliable geared switching ensures long life.

LabSmith’s AV801 valves are constructed with either PCTFE or Vespel for wetted materials for use with a wide variety of chemicals. LabSmith’s CapTite™ one-piece fittings provide leak-free connections to 1/32” OD, 1/16″ OD or 360 micron OD capillary.

LabSmith’s miniaturized 4VM valve manifold provides control for up to four selector valves, with single-cable connections. The breadboard-mounted 4VM is far smaller than other valve controllers, offers additional savings in cost and size for OEM applications.

The AV801 selector valve is the newest component of LabSmith’s  uProcess platform, which simplifies construction and control of microfluidic systems. Automated uProcess components include syringe pumps, pressure and temperature sensors, selector valves, temperature controllers and more. Microsoft Windows®-based uProcess software provides straightforward control of all devices. With uProcess users can generate automated scripts to control both simple setups or complex lab automation.

All uDevices are compatible with LabSmith’s CapTite™ microfluidic interconnect products for building and rebuilding micro- and nano-fluidic circuits. The addition of the AV801 is part of LabSmith’s continued initiative to provide easy to use, inter-compatible microfluidics products for lab and OEM applications.

 

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AV801 Selector Valve Brochure