Navigation Links
Mass producing pocket labs
Date:10/23/2013

ey are more suited to series production. "Our objective is to create a design and production platform that will enable us to manufacture all the components we need," says Baum. This includes producing the tiny channel structures within which liquids flow and react with each other, and coating the surfaces so that bioactive substances can bond with them. Then there are optical components, and electrical circuits for heating the channels, for example. The experts apply each of these components to individual films that are then assembled to form the complete "laboratory". The films are connected to one another via vertical channels machined through the individual layers using a laser.

The first step the researchers have taken is to adapt and modify the manufacturing process for each layer to suit mass-production requirements. When it comes to creating the channel structures, the team has moved away from the usual injection molding or wet chemical processing techniques in favor of roll-to-roll processing. This involves transferring the negative imprint of the channels onto a roller to create an embossing cylinder that then imprints a pattern of depressions on a continuous roll of film. The electrical circuits are printed onto film with an inkjet printer using special ink that contains copper or silver nanoparticles.

Each manufacturing stage is fine-tuned by the researchers in the process of producing a number of demonstrator LOCs for instance a pregnancy test with a digital display. These tests are currently produced in low-wage countries, but with increased automation set to slash manufacturing costs by up to 50 percent in future, production would once again be commercially viable in a high-wage country such as Germany. The team aims to have all the demonstrators built and the individual manufacturing processes optimized by 2014. Then it will be a case of fitting the various steps in the manufacturing process together, making sure they match up, and
'/>"/>

Contact: Christoph Baum
christoph.baum@ipt.fraunhofer.de
49-241-890-4400
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Toxic methylmercury-producing microbes more widespread than realized
2. Diet additions may help youth with type 1 diabetes keep producing own insulin
3. Champion nano-rust for producing solar hydrogen
4. The balancing act of producing more food sustainably
5. Genome hints at markers for higher-producing, better-tasting chocolate
6. Researchers find novel mechanism regulating replication of insulin-producing beta cells
7. Genetic analysis saves major apple-producing region of Washington state
8. A new technology for producing hydrogen
9. 1 of the key circuits in regulating genes involved in producing blood stem cells is deciphered
10. The secret sex life of the penicillin-producing fungus could make it more productive
11. Salk scientists develop faster, safer method for producing stem cells
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Mass producing pocket labs
(Date:4/17/2014)... Our eyes not ... with a continuous stream of information about our own movements. ... a car the world glides by us and leaves ... our brain calculates self-motion from this "optic flow". This way, ... during our own movements. Together with biologists from the University ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... Rajendra Singh Thursday as a "Champion of Change" ... deployment in the residential, commercial and industrial sectors. ... Electrical and Computer Engineering and director of Clemson,s ... hero leading the charge across the country to ... and driving policy changes at the local level ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... a novel method to help kidney stone sufferers ... treatment possible., Kidney stones represent a major medical ... left untreated, apart from being particularly painful, they ... In many patients treated successfully, stone recurrence is ... approach to diagnosis and treatment needs to be ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):How vision makes sure that little fish do not get carried away 2How vision makes sure that little fish do not get carried away 3How vision makes sure that little fish do not get carried away 4White House honors Clemson professor as 'Champion of Change' for solar deployment 2
... Dec. 19, 2012 Most people are impressed by how ... impressed by how one lands. An assistant professor of ... biomechanics, Azizi found that nature,s favorite leapers possess a neuromuscular ... a mechanism that protects muscles from injury upon impact. ...
... 19, 2012Acute liver failure is usually fatal without a liver ... time to heal. A bioartificial liver machine that can provide ... up for testing in a large animal model and is ... peer-reviewed open access journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., ...
... More than a century after it was first identified, Harvard ... mechanism that may play a key role in how the ... in a December 19 paper in Neuron by ... for the first time, described how that feedback mechanism works ...
Cached Biology News:Helping the nose know 2Helping the nose know 3
(Date:1/14/2014)... The largest international professional organization of scientists ... derivatives thereof has endorsed an educational program that ... challenges of adulterated herb and botanical products. ... The Society for Medicinal Plant and Natural Product ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... iLab Solutions, the leader in core facility management software, ... Strategy. In this role, Michelle will work with current and ... the development of iLab products. Her main goal will be ... the scientific community by offering the most advanced, user-friendly, and ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... Jan. 14, 2014  RXi Pharmaceuticals Corporation (OTCQX: RXII), ... commercializing innovative therapies addressing major unmet medical needs ... the Notice of Allowance from the United States ... RNAi compounds (sd-rxRNA®), for the treatment of fibrosis. ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... OTTAWA, Ontario , Jan. 14, 2014   Kinaxis ®, ... ( SCM ) and sales and operations planning ( S&OP ... the Biomanufacturing Summit , which will be held at ...  At the conference, join Kinaxis customer Elisabeth Kaszas , ...
Breaking Biology Technology:World's Largest Group of Medicinal Plant Researchers Endorses ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Program 2World's Largest Group of Medicinal Plant Researchers Endorses ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Program 3World's Largest Group of Medicinal Plant Researchers Endorses ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Program 4World's Largest Group of Medicinal Plant Researchers Endorses ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Program 5World's Largest Group of Medicinal Plant Researchers Endorses ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Program 6World's Largest Group of Medicinal Plant Researchers Endorses ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Program 7World's Largest Group of Medicinal Plant Researchers Endorses ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Program 8iLab Solutions Announces Michelle Detwiler as the New Director of Product Strategy 2RXi Pharmaceuticals Receives US Notice of Allowance for a Key Patent Relating to its Self-Delivering Technology with sd-rxRNAs targeting CTGF, including RXI-109, for the Treatment of Fibrotic Disorders 2RXi Pharmaceuticals Receives US Notice of Allowance for a Key Patent Relating to its Self-Delivering Technology with sd-rxRNAs targeting CTGF, including RXI-109, for the Treatment of Fibrotic Disorders 3Event Alert: Kinaxis Customer to Present at the Biomanufacturing Summit "Supply Chain: Improving Network Effectiveness" 2
... Globally, approximately 418 million,people are currently infected with ... hepatitis in the 21st century cannot be,understated or ... by Kalorama Information. Paradoxically, despite the obvious ... to contain hepatitis. Yet the incidence and,prevalence of ...
... Tuesday, September 11, 2007 - 11:00 a.m. ET; 8:00 ... 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - MIGENIX,Inc. (TSX: MGI; OTC: MGIFF), a ... conference call and webcast on Tuesday,September 11, 2007 at ... for the first fiscal quarter ended July 31, 2007. ...
... Inc.,(Nasdaq: VRUS ) and Roche (OTC: RHHBY) ... for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C,virus (HCV) ... on Hepatitis C,Virus and Related Viruses being held ... prodrug of PSI-6130, is an oral cytidine nucleoside,analog ...
Cached Biology Technology:Touching 418 Million Lives, Hepatitis Still Presents Significant Threat to Global Health 2MIGENIX First Fiscal Quarter 2008 Financial Results Conference Call & Webcast Notification 2Pharmasset and Roche to Present R7128 Data at the 14th International Symposium on Hepatitis C Virus and Related Viruses 2Pharmasset and Roche to Present R7128 Data at the 14th International Symposium on Hepatitis C Virus and Related Viruses 3Pharmasset and Roche to Present R7128 Data at the 14th International Symposium on Hepatitis C Virus and Related Viruses 4Pharmasset and Roche to Present R7128 Data at the 14th International Symposium on Hepatitis C Virus and Related Viruses 5
... separation system using the asymmetric flow Field ... easily with Wyatts multi-angle light scattering (MALS) ... the Optilab DSP. The combined system provides ... the particles/molecules separated by the AFFF unit. ...
Monoclonal antibodies conjugated with rhodamine...
... Moticam 2300 camera (MC2300) attaches to virtually ... trinocular port. Included in the standard package, ... software offers quick and accurate image capture, ... for examination or documentation purposes. The MC2300s ...
5X StabilCoat Immunoassay Stabilizer is a 5X concentrate solution of StabilCoat Immunoassay Stabilizer. The shelf-life of 5X StabilCoat Immunoassay Stabilizer is 2 years when stored at 4C. Product ...
Biology Products: