Life Science

Separation & Diagnostics

Our Life Science market includes separation science and diagnostics. High purity silanes functionalize silica, glass, and other substrates for separations and diagnostics.


Membranes are barriers that enable ions, molecules, or particles to pass through in a selective manner. Polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) is used as a barrier for liquids and as a permeable path for gaseous elements and compounds. One of the characteristics of silicon chemistry is that the presence of the silicon atom…


Microfluidics is the study of fluids and their behavior on the microscale. Since their introduction in the 1980s, microfluidic devices have been incorporated into a wide variety of applications including chemical analyses, DNA chips, and ink-jet printheads. A result of the small size of microfluidic devices is a reduction of…

Separation Science

Gelest offers a range of materials that provide the chemical variation for the wide variety of chromatography and related applications where specific surface modification is required. These range from the long-chain aliphatic-substituted silanes for reversed phase chromatography, to organofunctional organosilanes including amino, mercapto, epoxy and other functionalities that are covalently…

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