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Home > Press > Dolomite to Exhibit Microfluidics Technology at Major US Medical Equipment Manufacturing Show

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Dolomite, a world leader in microfluidics design and fabrication will be exhibiting at the Medical Design and Manufacturing (MD&M) show to be held in New York from the 3rd to the 5th June.

Dolomite to Exhibit Microfluidics Technology at Major US Medical Equipment Manufacturing Show

New York, NY | Posted on May 16th, 2008

Since 1983, MD&M East has provided an unparalleled array of resources for the design and manufacture of both current and next-generation medical devices. Microfluidics is an emerging technology that is changing the future of medical instrument design.

Microfluidics is a technology that enables small-scale fluid control and analysis, allowing manufacturers to develop smaller, more cost-effective, and more powerful medical systems. Dolomite leads the way in providing off-the-shelf solutions, custom designs, system integration and microfluidics training for medical device development teams.

"For point of care systems, microfluidics offers the possibility of developing more powerful handheld devices," said Dr Gillian Davis, Commercial Director.

"Processes that currently need to be undertaken in a lab will be processed using a microfluidic chip within the handheld device. This technology will help speed up diagnosis, reduce the cost of care and deliver a much higher level of accuracy than current techniques. It's exciting stuff."

The fabrication processes used to create a microfluidic device have some similarity to those used in the electronics industry. The channels through which the fluids flow and interact are etched into materials such as glass or polymers using similar photolithography processes, for example. The patterned layers are then very accurately aligned and fused together and drilled to provide microscopic ports through which the chemicals or gases can enter and leave the device.

"Designing and manufacturing microfluidic devices employs a broad range of disciplines," said Dr Gillian Davis. "At Dolomite, it's not just our experience and expertise in microfluidic device design and fabrication that puts us ahead of the competition, but also the fact that we have extensive experience in designing and developing microfluidic connectors, pumps and control systems, as well as, complete instrument design and supply capabilities that enables us to provide the full range of services required to truly help customers realize their microfluidic objectives."

Dolomite is fast becoming a global company with an office in the US and distributors throughout Asia. Its clients range from universities developing leading edge analytical equipment to manufacturers of chemical, life sciences and clinical diagnostic systems. Dolomite has been involved in projects such as DNA analysis systems, nanoparticle development and micro-droplet creation systems for drug delivery.

"We are extremely well equipped for both the design and the fabrication of microfluidic devices and systems," said Craig Ranger, U.S. Business Development Manager. "We can model flow, thermal behaviour and the physical design of each device as well as being able to provide high quality rapid prototypes and volume production. Also, members of our engineering team come from life science and biochemistry backgrounds, so Dolomite is particularly capable of understanding its client needs when working with the development of new equipment in these fields."

Dolomite has recently announced the release of the world's first microfluidic edge connector. This device will enable engineers and scientists to interface to microfluidic chips and help them develop and manufacture microfluidic-based fluid control systems more easily. The initial design of the in-line connector has four ports for fluidic connection and is engineered to connect easily and perform reliably.

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About Dolomite
Established in 2005 as the world’s first microfluidic application centre, Dolomite is focussed on working with customers to turn their concepts for microfluidic applications into reality.

With an in-depth understanding of chemistry and the life sciences, expertise in microfabrication and microfluidics, together with instrument design and development capabilities, Dolomite is enabling some of the world’s top providers in fields as diverse as environmental monitoring, drug discovery and forensic science to deliver microfluidic systems to the market place.

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Contacts:
Dolomite Contact:
Dr Gillian Davis
Commercial Director
+44 1763 242491


Media Contact:
Richard Blackburn
Energi Technical Limited
+44 1603 278228

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