Miro Canvas is a compact, digital microfluidics platform that enables the automation of complex laboratory protocols without the need for costly robotics or a steep learning curve. The system utilizes a universal cartridge that can be used for a wide range of workflows, including library preparation for next-generation sequencing for both short and long read technologies. No hardware changes are required between workflows because all the operations are controlled digitally by intelligent software that monitors the location of droplets during the entire process. The system provides on-screen guidance for starting an experiment, followed by walk away automation. Miro Canvas is user-installable, user-friendly, and small enough to fit in a backpack.
Designed by: Ari Turgel, Brian Leach, Britt Jensen, and Ricardo Verheul of Whipsaw, Inc. for Miroculus