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Digital droplet reactors are useful as chemical and biological containers to discretize reagents into picolitre or nanolitre volumes for analysis of single cells, organisms, or molecules. However, most DNA based assays require processing of samples on the order of tens of microlitres and contain as few as one to as many as millions of fragments to be(More)
Passive microfluidic channel geometries for control of droplet fission, fusion and sorting are designed, fabricated, and tested. In droplet fission, the inlet width of the bifurcating junction is used to control the range of breakable droplet sizes and the relative resistances of the daughter channels were used to control the volume of the daughter(More)
BACKGROUND We have developed a high-throughput amplification method for generating robust gene expression profiles using single cell or low RNA inputs. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS The method uses tagged priming and template-switching, resulting in the incorporation of universal PCR priming sites at both ends of the synthesized cDNA for global PCR(More)
We present a tunable three-dimensional (3D) self-assembled droplet packing method to achieve high-density micro-reactor arrays for greater imaging efficiency and higher-throughput chemical and biological assays. We demonstrate the capability of this platform's high-density imaging method by performing single molecule quantification using digital polymerase(More)
Advancement of focused electron beam-induced deposition (FEBID) as a versatile direct-write additive nanoscale fabrication technique has been inhibited by poor throughput, limited choice of precursors, and restrictions on possible 3D topologies. Here, we demonstrate FEBID using nanoelectrospray liquid precursor injection to grow carbon and pure metal(More)
Since its invention in 1992, differential display (DD) has become the most commonly used technique for identifying differentially expressed genes because of its many advantages over competing technologies such as DNA microarray, serial analysis of gene expression (SAGE), and subtractive hybridization. Despite the great impact of the method on biomedical(More)