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PCR on chip

Accelerated PCR-based tests on silicon in minutes

Our expertise

Imec develops integrated sample-to-result chips to perform PCR-based tests. With silicon-based microfluidics, these enable fast, simple and sensitive detection of genetic markers (e.g. in blood).

Key benefits

  • Full PCR analysis from whole-blood in less than 10 minutes,
  • Extreme miniaturization and parallelism,
  • Full workflow via on-chip integration of filters, mixers, lysis, extraction, enrichment, droplet handling and
  • Sample-to-result in one chip

Read this in-depth article on how microfluidics accelerates DNA-analysis.

Other technology platforms

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Biosensors

Detecting more than 100,000 biomarkers in less than 5 minutes

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High-throughput cytometry and cell sorting (FACS)

Sort up to 30 million cells per minute on one cm2

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Microfluidics

A whole lab in one cm2

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Micro-electrode arrays

For high throughput, multi-modal cell interfacing

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Neural probes

The new golden standard in neuroscience

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Lens-free imaging

Continuously monitoring of life processes without disturbing them

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Nanopore technology

The driver behind sequencing 4.0