HEIDENHAIN Life Sciences

Enabling the lab automation and medical innovation that will change the world

Achieving the high throughput and extraordinary precision necessary for medical technology and laboratory automation is challenging. The groundbreaking technological partnership between HEIDENHAIN, ETEL and IMT is delivering just that, speeding up life science solutions and helping make it more accurate and cost effective than ever.

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The microfluidics product line includes customized micro- and nano-patterns and structures in glass, integrated electrodes, waveguides and structured functionalization, for life science applications. IMT provides flexible offerings from design consultancy, prototyping to scalable manufacturing.

  • Nanopatterning enabling high-throughput multiplex assays and next-generation sequencing
  • Structured waveguides enabling increase signal-to-noise ratio
  • Complex glass structuring enabling multiple-emulsion droplet generation
  • Electrode integration (various materials, feature sizes down to 2 ┬Ám) enabling e.g. pathogen detection
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Motion Control

HEIDENHAIN and ETEL partner for a powerful combination of high accuracy control systems enabling improved speed, scanning and overall system throughput while avoiding standstill and slow travel.

  • High accuracy for precision measuring steps
  • Interface variety for easy implementation and low disruption
  • Scalable solutions, ranging from motor and electronic components to complete motion systems
  • Linear motors with high acceleration, patented cogging-free motion and exceptional thermal efficiency
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Optical Detection

Built precisely for accomplishing the short seek-and-settle time, stability and crisp images required for the rapid analysis of biomarkers.

  • Excellent surface properties, low-coefficient thermal expansion (CTE) and low auto-fluorescence
  • Linear encoders capable of exact focus and field-of-view overlap avoidance
  • Rapid, yet stable, movement from image to image
  • Reduced focus and image capture time for increased overall throughput
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Enabling technologies

Enabling technologies: solutions for medical technology and lab automation

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Solutions for medical technology

Solutions for medical technology

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ETEL product overview

ETEL product overview

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HEIDENHAIN exposed linear encoders

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IMT Glass Microfluidics

IMT glass microfluidics for life science and diagnostics

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Selecting the best microfluidics device material for your In Vitro diagnostic

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Application note: microfluidic materials with confirmed biocompatible performance

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Application note: microfluidic glass devices for flexible droplet-based single-cell sample preparation

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Performance Racing

December 10, 2020 - December 12, 2020
Indianapolis Convention Center, Indianapolis, IN
Booth #: TBA

ATX West

February 11, 2020 - February 13, 2020
Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CA
Booth #: 4479

COMPAMED 2019 – Melting Pot for High-tech Solutions

November 18, 2019 - November 21, 2019
Dusseldorf, Germany
Booth #: 8A.G19