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LITRE. A French measure of capacity. It is of the size of a decimetre, or one-tenth part of a cubic metre. It is equal to 61.028 cubic inches. Vide Measure.

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"There are many challenges associated with the culture of suspension cells in nanolitre volumes including dehydration, nutrient limitations, and rapid variations if culture conditions are not well controlled," Lecault said.
The drive towards miniaturization within the pharmaceutical and biotechnology fields has created a need for accurate and reliable nanolitre dispensing.
In 2004, four products lines (the COPAS flow cytometer, MIAS automated microscope, Genomic Solutions microarray products, Cartesian Nanolitre dispensers) accounted for 70% of the Capital Equipment's revenues, according to a 2005 investor presentation.
the possibility of high-throughput sequence analysis in many practical applications." (34) It is also now possible that, on a single chip, nanolitre volumes can be simultaneously processed to isolate cells, lyse them and purify their DNA or mRNA.
The company plans other physical configurations, such as automated fluorometers using FiBIR cartridges for nanolitre samples as well as multi-sample cartridges for high-throughput analysis.