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Nano eNabler™ System Catalog

Catalog describing detailed specifications of the Nano eNabler™ system, SPT™ print cartridges, and Sindex™ chips. This catalog also provides an explanation of the FEMTO™ (Fluidics Enhanced Molecular Transfer Operation) process, an overview of the software, and data from some of the most popular applications.

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Surface Patterning Tool (SPT™ print cartridge)

An SPT™ print cartridge (Surface Patterning Tool) is a microcantilever-based micro-fluidic handling device. SPT™ print cartridge contain either a single microcantilever print head or a 1-D array of microcantilevers for simultaneous printing of multiple molecular species. They also contain an integrated microfluidic network that transports fluid samples from macroscale reservoirs located on the SPT™ print cartridge substrate through microchannels to the distal end of the cantilever. Thus SPT™ print cartridges can be envisioned as the molecular ?ink cartridges? for our desktop molecular printer, the Nano eNabler™ system. SPT™ print cartridges can be used to print materials that include biological samples such as proteins, DNA, RNA, and whole viruses, as well as non-biological samples such as chemical solutions, colloids and particle suspensions. The printed spot size ranges from 1um to 30um in diameter and depend upon SPT™ print cartridge geometry, substrate surface chemistry and printing conditions. BioForce Nanosciences Inc. supplies a variety of different SPT™ print cartridges  to meet a broad range of customer needs and can also provide custom SPT™ print cartridge design and fabrication.

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Sindex™ chip brochure

The Sindex™ chip is a 4x4mm silicon substrate containing topographically defined pads that are arrayed within an alphanumeric indexing system. The pads are flat and smooth, making them ideal for fluorescence microscopy and atomic force microscopy. The indexing system allows precise location and relocation of specific positions on the chip. The surface can be coated with different metals and treated by a variety of approaches to render it chemically reactive.

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