Upchurch Scientific® NanoPort Assemblies are the first commercially available products to provide consistent fluid connections for chip-based analyses. These products bond easily to chip surfaces with the provided Preformed Adhesive Rings. Once attached, NanoPort connections can withstand pressures to 1,500 psi (103 bar). (Except the N-333 NanoPort Assembly, which is rated to 500 psi (34.5 bar)). NanoPorts will adhere to silicon, quartz, glass and some polymers and will handle 1.5 - 6.0 in.-lbs. (0.17 N-m to 0.68 N-m) of torque, depending on the substrate (typical fittings require only 0.25 - 0.50 in-lbs. to tighten).
All NanoPort components are made of inert, biocompatible PEEK™ polymer (nuts and ports) and Perlast® perfluoroelastomer (ferrules and gaskets). Their unique design also prevents adhesive contamination of the fluid path. And NanoPort connections add no additional volume to the fluid path, virtually eliminating dead volume traditionally associated with chip-based fluid connections.
Choose from several options to direct-connect 360 µm, 1/32" and 1/16" OD tubing. Or use our N-125H or N-125S with a MicroTight™ Tubing Sleeve to connect capillary tubing with ODs of 70 - 520 µm. Our NanoPort Reservoir Assembly is designed for open well applications, such as CE.
To select the appropriate NanoPort assembly you will need to consider:
Size of tubing you are connecting
Dimensions of the chip hole
Fitting style (one-piece or two-piece fittings)
Nut head style (standard or headless nut)
Please Note: Each NanoPort Assembly includes a fitting (one- or twopiece), a NanoPort, gasket, a 2-pack of preformed adhesive rings, and a clamp for holding the port in place while the adhesive cures.
Custom NanoPort component configurations are available to Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), including multiport manifolds, alternative thermoplastic materials, special component sizing and specific reservoir volumes. Please contact Upchurch Scientific for more information.