Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors

Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button

Home > Press > Initiative to Promote Commercial Uptake of Microfluidic Devices: International Microfluidic Consortium driving Standardization Activities for Solutions in Healthcare, Environmental Applications, and Beyond

Abstract:
The industrial and consumer use of microfluidic solutions in components and instruments is hampered by the lack of standardized interconnects. Just as mobile electronics was enabled by standardized interconnects like USB and Bluetooth, general adoption of microfluidics will only be possible with an agreement on standardized interconnects between chips and systems. Clearly, microfluidics is even more diverse than electronics, so one size fits all and different applications will need different classes of interconnect.

Initiative to Promote Commercial Uptake of Microfluidic Devices: International Microfluidic Consortium driving Standardization Activities for Solutions in Healthcare, Environmental Applications, and Beyond

UK | Posted on May 19th, 2011

The MF-3 Microfluidic Consortium (a group of companies including SonyDADC, Philips, ST-Microelectronics, Biocartis, Dolomite and Micronit) was aware of how this fragmentation was slowing market uptake and decided to act. As a first step it divided the needed interconnect schemes into three groups:

1) Higher temperature/pressure interconnects for research, analytical and process instruments based on reusable chips.

2) Chips holders including microfluidic and electrical and/or optical interconnects for analytical and process instruments based on reusable chips.

3) Interconnects for disposable chips for health care and diagnostics.

At the consortium's recent meeting in Milan a draft proposal for higher temperature/ pressure interconnects was accepted and is planned to be published shortly. Multinational and SME Members of the MF3 consortium have put forward suggestions for addressing a variety of applications for microfluidic interconnects.

The MF3 consortium is now calling for further expressions of user requirements for microfluidic interconnects. The consortium's work seeking to address such key needs in a standardized manner will grow the market for microfluidic enabled solutions. These proposals will be discussed in workshops organized by the Consortium later in this year.

####

About MF3 Microfluidics Consortium
The MF3 Microfluidics Consortium brings together stakeholders from all parts of the value chain with a shared interest in growing the market for microfluidics enabled solutions to 'Grand Challenges' in healthcare, environment and beyond. One of its activities is to promote standards, platform solutions and interoperability. This collaborative approach will ultimately drive down costs to end users and drive up volumes. It helps its members to engage with key stakeholders such as regulators, patent offices and procurement agencies as well as stimulating commercial opportunities. The consortium was launched in June 2008 and is open for further members world-wide.

For more information, please click here

Contacts:
Membership:
Peter Hewkin
United Kingdom
Phone: +44 7951721110
E-Mail:
www.cfbi.com

Standardization programme:
Henne van Heeren
The Netherlands
Phone: +31 654954621
E-Mail:

Copyright © MF3 Microfluidics Consortium

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

News and information

Flipping the switch on supramolecular electronics August 14th, 2018

New technology can detect hundreds of proteins in a single sample: Improvement of barcoding technique offers cost-effective alternative to current technology August 13th, 2018

Biomimetic micro/nanoscale fiber reinforced composites August 10th, 2018

Breaking down the Wiedemann-Franz law: In a study exploring the coupling between heat and particle currents in a gas of strongly interacting atoms, physicists at ETH Zurich find puzzling behaviours August 10th, 2018

Microfluidics/Nanofluidics

NIST Researchers Simulate Simple Logic for Nanofluidic Computing June 30th, 2018

Leti to Demo New Curving Technology at Photonics West that Improves Performance of Optical Components January 18th, 2018

Nanotubes go with the flow to penetrate brain tissue: Rice University scientists, engineers develop microfluidic devices, microelectrodes for gentle implantation December 19th, 2017

Leti Develops World’s First Micro-Coolers for CERN Particle Detectors: Leti Design, Fabrication and Packaging Expertise Extends to Very Large Scientific Instruments December 11th, 2017

Announcements

Flipping the switch on supramolecular electronics August 14th, 2018

New technology can detect hundreds of proteins in a single sample: Improvement of barcoding technique offers cost-effective alternative to current technology August 13th, 2018

Biomimetic micro/nanoscale fiber reinforced composites August 10th, 2018

Breaking down the Wiedemann-Franz law: In a study exploring the coupling between heat and particle currents in a gas of strongly interacting atoms, physicists at ETH Zurich find puzzling behaviours August 10th, 2018

Industrial

A colossal breakthrough for topological spintronics: BiSb expands the potential of topological insulators for ultra-low-power electronic devices August 2nd, 2018

Strategic Materials Conference 2018 Highlights “Materials Shaping the Future of Electronics” July 30th, 2018

Carbon is the new black: Researchers use carbon nanotubes to develop clothing that can double as batteries July 10th, 2018

New sensor technology enables super-sensitive live monitoring of human biomolecules July 3rd, 2018

Alliances/Trade associations/Partnerships/Distributorships

Leti & CMP Announce World’s First Multi-Project-Wafer Service with Integrated Silicon OxRAM: Oxide-Based Resistive Ram Memory Platform Development for Backend Memories To Offer Non-Volatility Associated with Embedded Designs August 2nd, 2018

Leti and Oscaro Partner on Leti’s New Low-Power, Low-Cost Transceiver to Track Parcels July 12th, 2018

Leti and Soitec Launch a New Substrate Innovation Center to Develop Engineered Substrate Solutions: Industry-inclusive hub promotes early collaboration and learning from substrate to system level July 11th, 2018

Leti & Partners Launch Pilot Program to Assess New Perception Sensors for Autonomous Vehicles July 5th, 2018

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE



  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More











ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project