Digitally controlled lab unit for small sample material processing Microfluidics International Corporation introduces the new LM10 Microfluidizer, a digitally controlled lab unit for small sample material processing. The LM10 converts pressure energy more efficiently into shear and impact forces, attaining targeted size reduction at lower peak pressure, which results in less sample temperature rise during processing. The micro-channel architecture of each interaction chamber enables linear volumetric scale-up for larger capacity processing, guaranteeing process performance at pilot/production scales, and minimizing additional development time. The stable pressure and constant volume processing of the LM10 produces narrow particle size distributions that enable a higher yield of active ingredients post-filtration/sterilization. Combined with a simplified fluid flow path, the LM10 offers the smallest sample size range of its class to reduce losses and experimental costs. The new and enhanced digital pressure control interface of the LM10 provides a greater degree of repeatability within the design and implementation of experiments. Additionally, integrated temperature measurement allows for real-time monitoring at different process points to improve the reliability of experimental results, conclusions, and theories. The LM10 maintenance reminder helps to keep the equipment in good working order, ensuring consistent size reduction, emulsion creation and cell disruption performance over time. Operator alerts can also detect potential deviations from target process pressure set points, minimizing the chances of experimental error and possible maintenance issues. Field upgradable firmware means the machine does not have to be sent back to the factory for software/feature upgrades, enabling future flexibility and adaptable feature enhancement.