The EISP is the best-in-class all in one solution for electrical microfluidic analysis

Electrical Impedance Spectroscopy Platform Showcased

Micronit, Fluigent, Zurich Instruments and Beijing Yanjing Electronics Corporation have entered an agreement for interoperability and promotion of a microfluidic impedance measurement platform consisting of a pump system, microfluidic chip with chipholder, and an impedance measurement instrument. The platform, also called EISP (electrical impedance spectroscopy platform), will be showcased at the coming conference for miniaturized systems in Freiburg, Germany, (uTAS 2013) at the booth of Zurich Instruments.

The EISP was introduced by Fluigent, Micronit, and Zurich Instruments in 2012 as a first-of-its-kind comprehensive platform for electrical impedance analysis in microfluidic applications, such as full blood analysis, single cell detection and characterization, and food sample quality testing. Today, with a growing number of adopters worldwide, the EISP has confirmed its suitability for the market of bio-impedance analysis.

"This level of integration and interoperability is unique for this application. Ensuring simple connectivity to the microfluidic systems is a main concern of our customers, and the EISP provides a standard solution for that", commented Francois Leblanc, CEO of Fluigent. The company has been expanding its range of microfluidic flow-control devices and is introducing a number of new products at uTAS 2013. "Electrical impedance spectroscopy is a growing research field and we see many exciting new applications", noted Stephan Koch, VP Marketing & Sales at Zurich Instruments. Zurich Instruments is the technology leader in the field of real time digital signal processing for biomedical and biotechnology applications.

“We see a lot of added value in the digital microfluidics field”, said Micha Mulder, managing director of Micronit. “Characterizing droplets with the EISP has a big advantage as multiple parameters can be measured and monitored simultaneously. Furthermore, our purpose built connection system enables a hassle free integration of the EISP system to our microfluidic chips for the user”. While available to researchers in worldwide, the EISP is exclusively available to customers in China from BYEC. The company has a good knowledge of what's required in its home market. "We receive a lot of inquiries for comprehensive microfluidic solutions which demand turnkey solutions. Customers in China expect that a system is working within only a few hours after installation, and the EISP provides the ideal solution for that", concluded Wingel Zhang, Marketing Manager at BYEC.

The EISP addresses customers that do not have their own clean room to manufacture integrated microfluidic devices or do not have the skills to implement sophisticated measurement electronics. With chip production turnaround time as short as 4 weeks, the EISP provides additional flexibility to researchers.

Fluigent is the standard of microfluidic control. The Company develops, manufactures and commercializes innovative microfluidic flow control and fluid handling solutions for laboratories, research units and industry around the world.

Zurich Instruments makes lock-in amplifiers, phase-locked loops, and impedance spectroscopes that have revolutionized instrumentation in the high frequency (HF) and ultra-high frequency (UHF) ranges by combining frequency-domain tools and time-domain tools within each product.

BYEC is a Beijing based distributor and service provider of premium scientific instrumentation.

Micronit designs, develops and manufactures customer specific lab-on-a-chip products.

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