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What is a droplet crystal?

Our unique technology, Crystal Digital PCR™, relies on sample partitioning into arrays of droplets, which are assembled into each of the rectangular wells of the Sapphire chip. Within this well, we can observe that the droplets self-assemble into a periodic arrangement reminiscent of the pattern found for atoms within crystalline structures. This is why we call the droplets within the well droplet crystals.