Unique microfluidics manufacturing process enables jaw-dropping biomedical feats

February 6, 2018

Microfluidics, or lab-on-a-chip technology, is a powerful tool that sits at the intersection of biotechnology, automation and functional integration. By using photolithography and other CMOS fabrication techniques to make fluid flow cells, microfluidic devices can shuttle picoliter, and smaller, volumes of fluids into functional regions, enabling powerful lab diagnostic applications—from in vitro diagnostics (IVD) to DNA sequencing.

IMT AG’s glass wafer processing capabilities allow an automated production-scale manufacture of complex, multilayer microfluidic flow cells for life sciences applications including protein, DNA and cell handling and analysis to deliver cost-effective precision glass consumables.

This microfluidics solution goes a step further when combined with high-precision encoders from HEIDENHAIN and ETEL linear motors and motion control offerings: Together, they enable the most sophisticated lab automation applications possible, answering cutting-edge biotechnology challenges.

Read more about microfluidics for use in in vitro diagnostics here, or learn about the latest combination of precision measurement and motion control components for lab automation applications here.

 

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