An increasing number of products are being produced using bioprocessing methods. From fuel to food to pharmaceuticals, utilizing biological cells to produce items is more commonplace than most people realize. In most production schemes, cells secrete product into the growth media and must be separated from the media as the first step to obtain purified product for analysis. This task becomes particularly challenging when the volume of material drawn for analysis and the corresponding sample flow rate become very small.
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