Lab-on-chip (LoC) systems have been developed and applied in academic research for more than a decade and are now increasingly used in various industrial applications.
However, technology transfer from academia to industry is often hindered by the limited fabrication methods and materials used in academic research and startups. Currently, prototype microfluidic systems are mostly made of polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS), a polymer that has the property of adsorbing small molecules and is limited for mass production. The goal of this project is to develop a new generation of versatile materials, coatings and fabrication processes for LoC systems, focusing on the requirements of organ-on-chip technology that combines biocompatibility and scalability.
The 3R Center is well equipped with chip fabrication laboratories with a wide variety of patterning and joining methods such as lithography, laser cutting, hot stamping, 3D printing, thermo-mechanical joining and laser welding. Various techniques and methods, such as providing samples extracted from chips, RNA expression, organ-on-chip immunohistochemistry and gene expression analysis, and many more, are offered as services.
Test system development
Evaluation of external microfluidic platforms