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Cell counters are an excellent application for plastic manifolds. The counting window is created by laminating a plastic sheet with an internal pocket. Combined with an optical surface, the window allows the cells to be aligned and measured, while low auto-fluorescence supports identification. Other applications of manifolds include plastic surgery, in which the combination of a water-cooled manifold and an optical window allows lasers to safely operate near skin surfaces.
Machined plastic parts and manifolds are found within instruments designed for scientific research, medical diagnostic testing, and more. Acrylic parts are useful in visualizing flow paths for bubble detection, optical inspection, and light conditioning. Plastics are a best-practice approach when controlling many research process chemicals; the reactivity of metals can interfere with test results.