Mixed technology and Microfluidics

microBUILDER provides dedicated services for the development and manufacturing of prototypes and products. Primarily, mixed microtechnologies with a focus on microfluidics applications are offered. Among all microtechnologies, microfluidics deals with the handling of small amounts of fluids. Hence, microfluidics is an essential technology for the development of innovative products in various fields of application such as:

  • Diagnostics and analytics
  • Drug discovery
  • Drug delivery
  • Medical devices
  • Fuel cells
  • Process and oil industry
  • Machinery and automation

The development of microfluidics components and systems typically requires the combination and interaction of different technologies and competences such as: 

  • Moulding of plastics
  • Silicon and glass micromachining
  • Packaging / system integration
  • Actuators
  • Electronics
  • Surface functionalisation / modification

 All these mixed technologies and competences are available within microBUILDER, and a complete set of services for the development of new products from the first idea to volume production is available for the industry, including: 

  • Feasibility studies
  • Design and simulation services
  • Product development
  • Multi-project wafer services
  • Prototype manufacturing
  • Series production
  • CoventorWare modules
  • Training and education

All technologies and processes are documented in a design handbook containing design rules for different technologies as well as specific design examples and case studies. Customers are welcome to sign up for a design handbook by submitting the request form.

Published August 1, 2006


Micro pump

Silicon flow sensor