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Microfluidics

A whole lab in one cm2

Our expertise

Through monolithic integration of microfluidic structures, micro-optics, photonic components and silicon electronics, imec enables complete lab-on-chip solutions. This allows you to improve throughput and accuracy while reducing system cost and size. As experts in hybrid design of silicon and polymer microfluidics, we can support you in R&D, process development and low-volume production.

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

Key benefits

  • A single integrated solution, complete with pumps, incubator chambers, ultra-fast microscopes and microprocessors for data-processing,
  • Improved throughput and accuracy,
  • Disposable,
  • Droplet PCR allowing precise isolation of substances and rapid reaction

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Other technology platforms

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Biosensors

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

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PCR on chip

Accelerated PCR-based tests on Silicon in 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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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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Smart implantable devices

Minimally invasive implants for extremely accurate stimulation of nerves

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Biophotonics

For compact and cost-efficient life sciences tools

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Lens-free imaging

Continuously monitoring of life processes without disturbing them

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Raman Spectroscopy

Build a Raman spectrometer that's 1000 times smaller than a bench-top tool.

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Nanopore technology

The driver behind sequencing 4.0

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