ALine, Inc. is a woman-owned and operated microfluidics engineering, rapid prototyping, and low to mid-volume OEM manufacturing firm that was established in 2003. The company was started in the founder’s garage, and now resides in a state of the art facility with 7500 sq.ft.

The company was founded to address the need for high quality, reproducible microfluidic prototypes, critical for bridging between a research focus, to a product and manufacturing mindset. One key component of that transition is to have tools and processes that reinforce the critical learning achieved with each design iteration by shortening the design-build-test cycle.

Our designs and processes were developed to enable rapid prototyping.  Our design strategies ensure device fabrication variability does not impact functional performance.

Rapid means a less than five day turnaround time from receipt of your PO, even for complex builds.

We work in partnership with your team to help you win in the market.

Awards

In 2012, ALine was a finalist for the 2012 Innovation Award sponsored by Patrick Soon Shiong and the LA Business Journal. In 2009, the company was honored as a supplier/partner to the 2009 Medical Design Excellence Award gold winner in the in vitro diagnostics category.

ALine has supported clients whose products have won the Prism Award and the R&D 100 award.

ALine’s customers include, government, industry (NASA, Bio-Rad, Abbott, plus others), universities (Dublin City University, Stanford, UCLA, CalTech, Berkley), research institutes (RTI, CFDRC), and a number of small companies.

Facilities

ALine’s facilities include a class 10K cleanroom, gantry CO2 laser cutting systems, an injection molding press, a 30 ton thermal press, lamination automation, robotic pick and place assembly, UV dispense and cure automation.

Ancillary equipment includes an ultrapure water system, plasma surface treatment capabilities, abrasive cleaning.

Metrology

Includes a video optical comparator and other microscopy equipment, and an in-house instrument platform for fluidic card testing with an interface to LabView.

Contact angle measurements, and peel strength tests can also be performed.

Quality System

ISO 9001:2008 certified, FDA 21 CFR Part 820 compliant, ISO13485 compliant.

Proof of Principle to Product Launch

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