In addition to classical on-site diagnostics, microfluidics is also used in a variety of other application scenarios. The choice of materials and design of the structures are often based on a complex catalog of requirements. Chemical resistance, optical transparency, fluorescence behavior, temperature resistance, extractable components and, of course, cost are just some of the factors for choosing the appropriate material.
In order to perform experiments with microfluidic samples in the chosen target material as quickly as possible, we use a variety of prototyping technologies:
- ps- laser micromachining
- Precision milling
- 3D printing (FDM, SLA)
- Soft lithography.