ALINE TOOLBOX OF MICROFLUIDIC FUNCTIONS AT
MICRO-TAS LEARNING LAB, OCTOBER 29th, 2014
We now offer users the ability to engineer and operate a microfluidic chip with the functions and performance metrics that meet most single-use disposable requirements.
Typical functions in a multi-step analysis includes:
- de-bubbling, and
- dispensing to the detector.
These functions are integrated into our demo card the M2D2.
Our pneumatic instrument platform, the ADEPT, can be configured to operate the sequence of operations necessary for these functions. A video of the M2D2 is shown here.
The learning lab will provide a how-to, hands-on opportunity to work with our instrument and a demo device with on-board valves and pumps, the M2D2 or a device that pumps fluid from a reservoir. You'll learn:
- how to configure the valve manifold for each of the chip functions,
- how to manually actuate the functions on the chip with the toggle switches on the instrument,
- how to write and load simple actuation routines into the ADEPT,
- how to design your own custom chip to do whatever operation you need for your experiment.
Attendees at the learning lab will receive a 10% discount on the price of an instrument, and 2 free hours of design consultation to create your own device. In addition, University students or faculty interested in incorporating the ADEPT and ALine's chips into their lab or curriculum will receive special pricing. Contact Dr. Levine to learn more.
PUT A LID ON IT !
YOU'VE GOT THE MOLDED PIECE, HOW TO SEAL IT???
ALine has over ten years of experience in sealing and bonding thin films to thick sheets and films reproducibly. We have perfected the process of bonding a variety of materials with pressure sensitive, thermal bond, and direct bonding processes.
We have a 30 ton heated press and experience with solvent assisted and other surface activation techniques to achieve direct bonding.
WANT TO KNOW MORE?
How can ALine support my product development? With more than 75+ years of combined expertise in microfluidics, electrical, mechanical and computer engineering, we can help you bring your product to market faster with proven solutions. Our capabilities document outlines our Microfluidic Rapid Prototyping , including standard materials used, suggestions for device design, and specifications that will make your device easier to produce.
Our breadboard instrumentation capabilities support device implementation, whether you use our off-the-shelf pneumatics or combined with other mechanical components. Check our brochure for example programs.
After prototyping, where do I go for volume production? ALine supports production from a few hundred to a few hundred thousand devices. Beyond these volumes, ALine has partnerships with ISO 13485 certified roll-to-roll and injection molding manufacturers to transition you smoothly to volume production.
How can I contact ALine to discuss my needs? We want to help you launch your product idea. With multidisciplinary expertise in materials, assay development and interfacial science, we will support you as a supplier-partner.
Call us at 877-707-8575 or drop a note at firstname.lastname@example.org.
VISIT OUR BOOTH
Lab-on-a-Chip World Congress
September 18- 19th, 2014
Town and Country Resort Hotel
500 Hotel Circle, San Diego , CA
Lab-on-a-Chip products are unique in their requirements for integration of multiple components.
To support integration of the best reagent storage solutions, we have partnered with:
REAGENT DEPOSITION AND SPOTTING
ON-BOARD LIQUID REAGENT STORAGE
Provide you with the benefit of our experience and expertise, bringing the right resources together to ensure you get to a proof of principle system that will meet critical milestones leading to commercialization.
ALine's rapid microfluidic prototyping delivers high quality prototypes in 3 to 5 days.