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picoliter

One trillionth of a liter. It is used to measure the volume of a droplet of ink that is expelled from an inkjet printer head. The smaller the droplet, the smaller the dot. See inkjet printer.
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454 Life Sciences' technology is based on integrating proprietary picoliter-technologies (a picoliter is one trillionth of a liter), patented light emitting sequencing chemistries, and state-of-the-art informatics.
The device allows picoliter to nanoliter volumes to be measured with high sensitivity without sacrificing spatial resolution, making it suitable for capillary LC and CE systems.
6, 7, 11 or 14 picoliter drop sizes versus the 80 picoliter drops commonly found in ocher technologies.
By processing reactions in millions of picoliter droplets, the platform improved sensitivity by two orders of magnitude compared to existing technologies.