The mp-bt bubble trap removes air bubbles from your microfluidic system. The bubble trap is easily integrated into existing systems. It is simply an additional component that only needs to be connected via regular tubing. No additional electronics needed. Next, you connect an additional mp6 micropump to the mp-bt which creates the vacuum needed for optimal performance. The mp-bt is constructed for water-based solutions.
Inside the bubble trap, there is a hydrophobic, microporous membrane. A mp6 micropump creates a vacuum that sucks the air in the flow stream through the membrane while the liquid sample is pushed towards the bubble trap.
The main task of bubble traps is the in-line removal of air bubbles in your microfluidic system. That way, you can make sure that no air (especially oxygen) comes close to your cells and ruins your experiment. A bubble trap that is already added in the system also means that it is not necessary to remove air bubbles from the liquid that is transported beforehand. All can be done in the same system without adding additional, manual steps.
Air bubbles introduce oxygen to your system and experiment. That can lead to the damage of the biological sample (cytotoxicity). Additionally, the air in the system decreases the overall performance of the system and its components. Sensors can dry up, microfluidic chips don’t work properly etc. Additionally, flow and pressure rates might fluctuate and can lead to volume sampling errors.
The mp-bt bubble trap is smaller than comparable bubble traps that are currently in the market. This allows a more space-saving integration into your system and also leads to less costs. Overall, it saves you both space and money.
To ensure maximum performance of the mp-bt, also add a mp6 micropump including the necessary electronics to your cart. You can find more information about the bubble trap on the bubble trap product page.