Capillaries on a chip

Aclara: Capillaries on a chip

Aclara BioSciences Inc. is taking traditional capillary electrophoresis into a new dimension by integrating it with chip technology. The company's microfluidics technology uses electric fields to move fluids through capillaries on the surface of chips - LabCards - thereby enabling miniaturization, integration and automation of multi-step procedures.

"Traditional capillary electrophoresis involves separation in a one-dimensional tube with the purpose of separating complex samples into components," said Herbert Hooper, executive

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