Microfluidic Device Optimization and Instrument Control

Optimize the Device and Assay Protocols with Semi-Automated Instrument Control

If your assay readout is working manually and you are ready for more upstream fluidics integration , the next phase in development is microfluidics device optimization with instrument control. An integrated microfluidic cartridge with on-board reagent reservoirs and sample prep will allow you to further de-risk and optimize the assay workflow with semi-automated instrument control.

In this stage over a 2- to 6-month period, we provide:

  • Definition of product specifications including cartridge functional requirements, material and surface requirements, consumable product target cost, strategy for assay protocol integration and instrument interface needs
  • Design and design revision documentation control
  • Material evaluation and preliminary testing in close coordination with client
  • Instrumentation for semi-automated testing of devices along with an actuation protocol and training as needed to provide independent testing capability in the client’s facility
  • Videography, weekly meetings, and meeting summaries as part of routine communication and program management
  • Batches of 20 to 100 cartridges for assay optimization and data collection
  • Further design revision to eliminate failure modes and to optimize assay performance
  • Additional batches of 50 to 100 cartridges for further data collection and uncovering and correcting new failure modes
  • Development of QC criteria for both in process and for 100% final QC inspection
  • Pricing for higher volumes to support continued testing
    • Some products may not need more than this to be transferred to higher volume production
  • Quotes and cost models for scale up from 100s to 100,000 devices, and show you at what volumes, a transition to injection molding becomes cost effective

Proof of Principle to Product Launch

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