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Challenge Contact-free Mixing of Small Volume Liquids
Contact-free Mixing of Small Volume Liquids
STATUS: Awarded
Active Solvers: 656
Posted: Oct 27 2010
Challenge ID: 9803564
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The Seeker requires proposals of methods and best practices for contact-free mixing of specific liquids in volumes ranging from 30 µl to 200 µl.

This is a Theoretical Challenge that requires only a written proposal to be submitted. The Challenge award will be contingent upon theoretical evaluation of the proposal by the Seeker.

The Seeker is performing photometric analyses of biologically active solutions and requires technologies and methods that will enable low volumes of liquids to be rapidly mixed to homogeneity. Contact-based methods are not viable and a range of biologically active and inert solutions are required to be mixed in volumes totaling not more than 200 µl.

The Seeker provides further details of their applications within the challenge details and prioritizes solutions that could feasibly integrate with their current workflow.

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