Dead volume without recovery using tube inputs = 400 µL
Dead volume with pipette tip as the ingredient input = 100 µL
Non-recoverable dead volume - 40 µL
The Tempest is capable of returning any excess sample from the microfluidic chip back into the ingredient reservoir, allowing for incredibly low dead volumes of < 40 µL. For precious samples with only a small amount of starting stock, a pipette tip can be used as an ingredient reservoir. This will yield a dead volume of 100 µL. If recirculation is a concern, the typical dead volume will be about 100 µL.
Low Dead Volume