Building Highly Precise Microfluidic Devices with State-of-the-Art Digital Laser Technologies With the advent of more cost-effective manufacturing techniques, microfluidic devices are being used as diagnostic tools to test small medical, food, or environmental samples. From b...
Building Highly Precise Microfluidic Devices with State-of-the-Art Digital Laser Technologies
Point-of-care diagnostic tools have become an attractive investment sector of healthcare in recent years. The instant readout of results from a combination of assays/reagents with the bodily fluid in an office environment is the draw. The process allows manipulation of fluidics through micron level channels; this provides the conduct of several tests using small quantities of bodily fluid in a very short time. Behind these exciting developments are the readers and microfluidic cartridges.
Microfluidic cartridges are card-like components which, depending on the design, may act as (1) a metering or transportation device for the fluids, or (2) perform function #1 plus serve as the reservoir of the assays or reagents. Some cartridges are energized with low voltages, and some simply use capillary action. The components of cartridges have evolved from silica to optically clear medical grade plastics. At Fabrico, the choice of material for microfluidics cartridges are predicated on properties of the reagents and effective inherent design parameters from the specific reader for the cartridge.
Fabrico Medical can design and manufacture lids, covers, and adhesive interfaces for microtiter plates with 96, 384, 1536 wells and custom designed diagnostic disposables. In addition, Fabrico Medical can manufacture the following microfluidic consumables and components:
- Specific layers for biosensors
- Integrated consumables for lab-on-chip application
- Hydrophilic fluid transport technologies
- Custom microfluidic channels and structures
- Laser cut feature tolerances as small as 100 µm or (0.004")
- Fixed beam etchings focused down to 70 um
- Position features tolerances as low as 50 µm (or 0.002")
- Microfluidic channels as narrow as 125 µm (or 0.005"), positioned within a tolerance of 50 µm (or 0.002")
Fabrico Medical offers Class 10,000 (ISO 7) clean room manufacturing of sensitive microfluidic devices to ensure they can be produced, assembled, and packaged without contamination.
Selection and Testing of Nonwoven Materials and Application-Appropriate Adhesives Nonwovens are used in medical applications for surgical gowns and masks, wound care dressings, and surgical drapes. They can be made of natural materials like cotton, or man-made materials such as polyester, polypropylene, po...
Devices & Equipment
Diagnostic Equipment Expertise in Adhesives, Thermal Management, and More Medical OEMs and contract manufacturers work with Fabrico Medical to create high quality products and drive down manufacturing costs. With an extensive supplier network and in-depth adhesive expertise for medical device and equipment...
Body Worn Devices
Building the Critical Flexible Components for Wearable Medical Devices Patch pumps, bolus injectors, biosensors, and other body-worn diagnostic “mechanized” devices are composed of small, reusable or one-time-use devices that contain a reservoir of a drug and a small needle on the side facing the...
Building Highly Precise Microfluidic Devices with State-of-the-Art Digital Laser Technologies With the advent of more cost-effective manufacturing techniques, microfluidic devices are being used as diagnostic tools to test small medical, food, or environmental samples. From blood samples, electrolytes (e.g...
Hydrocolloid, Hydrophilic and Skin-Friendly Adhesives Meet Unique Stick-to-Skin Application Requirements For design engineers focusing on wound care, ostomy appliances, surgical drapes, and any medical devices that stick to a patient’s skin, Fabrico Medical can provide the materials and adhesives expertise...
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