Manipulating droplet size

  • US 8,658,430 B2
  • Filed: 07/20/2012
  • Issued: 02/25/2014
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/20/2011
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for droplet formation, the method comprising the steps of:

  • providing a plurality of aqueous fluids each in its own aqueous fluid channel in fluid communication with one or more immiscible carrier fluid channels;

    forming droplets of aqueous fluid surrounded by an immiscible carrier fluid in the aqueous fluid channels;

    applying a same constant pressure to the carrier fluid in each of the immiscible carrier fluid channels; and

    adjusting pressure in one or more of the aqueous fluid channels, thereby to produce droplets of aqueous fluid in one or more outlet fluid channels.

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