The easy and low-cost road to advanced microsystems

The goal of microBUILDER is to increase the commercial success and competitiveness of European industry by facilitating the introduction of new microtechnology to key components in products. microBUILDER provides industry with a simple and cost-effective access to mixed technology development and manufacturing and supports customers from the first idea to a final product. SMEs, but also academic research groups, are the target user group.

microBUILDER offers a full service from design through prototype manufacturing to high-volume production of mixed technology devices mainly made from a combination of silicon, glass and plastics with functional surface layers. The microBUILDER services are focused on microfluidic devices like:

  • Lab-on-a-chip systems
  • Valves and pumps
  • Biomedical devices
  • Chemical micro-reactors
  • Sensors for instrumentation
  • Gas and flow sensors

The microBUILDER consortium represent an outstanding pool of Europe's leading silicon microsystem and high precision plastic system manufacturing and design players. This unique combination of expertise gives easy access to complete solutions for development and production of mixed microtechnology devices.

microBUILDER News

September 2009:

Since April 2006 the microBUILDER consortium has established flexible manufacturing services for polymer-based and silicon-based microsystems. The funding by the European Commission has now come to an end. The developed technologies and design services will still be available except for the MultiMEMS MPW, which will be continued as a more flexible custom process. Customers can address an inquiry directly to the partner offering the technology of interest. Inquiries for the microBUILDER Design Handbook can be directed to SINTEF

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Contact information

Project coordinator:
Microsystems and Nanotechnology
Chief Scientist Liv Furuberg
Phone: +47 22067561
P.O. Box 124 Blindern
NO-0314 Oslo, Norway