lab on chip

A Lab-on-Chip is a product that integrates one or several laboratory functions on a single chip from only millimeters to a few square centimeters in size. Lab-on-Chips deal with the handling of extremely small fluid volumes down to less than pico liters. The chips are available in microscope-slide-size and can be easily used within applications with standard microscopes.

The revolutionary potential of lab-on-Chip and BioMEMS systems, based on microfluidics technology, is widely recognised in life sciences, research and analytics as well in industrial process control and in the micro process technology.

If the available structures are insufficient for you, we like to develop and produce them according to your specifications, also in multi layers and even smaller structures.

Advantages towards plastics

  • temperature- and pressure-resistant
  • easy to clean (sour, alkaline or alcohol based)
  • high transparency
  • scratch-proof
  • reusable
  • biocompatible
  • stressless
  • high degree of automation
  • no oxygen absorption
  • clean of adhesives

Your personal benefit

  • many experiments can be done simultaneously
  • quicker development of new agents
  • expedited determination of genes
  • different optical measurement methods are possible
  • convenient handling

Fields of application

  • cell culture
  • antibody reactions
  • inspection of cell particles or DNA
  • control and monitoring of quality of food
  • monitoring of environmental parameters
  • biomolecular & biochemical verification procedure

Types

Unique features combined with a high stressable optical material are the base of our Lab-on-Chip-solutions. It refers to glass sheets made of a resistant borosilicate glass, as well used for displays. Embedded in these sheets, there are structures serving the high-resolution monitoring of flow movements and processes under specific conditions. With a channel depth of just 50 µm, our chips allow the monitoring, as well as with transmitted and  reflected light at high magnification. Multiple parallel channels make possible simultaneous and efficient  execution of different experiments on a chip. Smallest test quantities are enough for analysing them. In addition the structures can be heated and cooled beyond all operating temperatures, found by comparable solutions within plastics. As well glass allows the usage of samples, which exist in strong solvents, alcohols, acids or alkaline solutions. A sterilisation and resterilisation via heat, steam and EO are also possible without any problems. The incomparable resistance and precision of the components offer valuable advantages in comparison to other solutions on the market. Especially no oxygen absorption does occur.

TYPE 1
straight channel

(short)

TYPE 2
straight channel

(short, square)

TYPE 3
straight channel

(long, Design A)

TYPE 4
straight channel

(long, Design B)

  • Glass tube with side-opening
  • Glass fibers with sphere formed end
  • NMR Tubes with thread for low vacuum applications
  • Mark tubes with special inner surface
  • Mini test tubes with extended flange
  • New preform for redrawing of capillaries
  • Test tubes with sagging at the bottom
  • Cloning cylinders with numbering
  • Large-volume theta cross-section capillaries
  • High tightness with new standard cap
  • Complex component made of quartz glass
  • Dropper pipettes in many sizes and designs
  • Packing glasses protected from light
  • Ampoules with built-in test leckage
  • Thick-walled sample vessels
  • Measuring ampoules with conical bottom
  • Special glass capillaries for measurements
  • Glass capillaries with constriction
  • Finely scaled glass cannulas
  • CNC processing of glass plates
  • New 5 mm NMR standard caps
  • Glass crucible for thermal analyses
  • Glass capillaries with graduation
  • Square capillary with 9 internal channels
  • 9-fold capillary made of borosilicate glass 3.3
  • Our tool for cutting glass capillaries
  • Diamond wire for cutting capillaries
  • Sight glasses (laser structured)
  • Very thick-walled capillaries
  • Polyimide coated filling needles
  • Ampoules with small volume
  • NMR tubes colored (UV protection)
  • NMR septum caps (increased denseness)
  • NMR tubes (barcode & constriction)
  • Mark tubes with perforated bottom
  • Test tubes with hole e.g. as vent
  • Test tubes with grooved rim
  • Oval capillaires (thin-walled)
  • Triangular capillaries (thin-walled)
  • Twisted capillaries by hot forming
  • Multi-channel capillaries (circular array)
  • Special light pipe made of glass
  • Luggin-capillary for measurements
  • Test mandrels (different materials)
  • Carpoules with special-rolled rim
  • Glass capillary for the stimulation
  • XRD-capillary with Luer-connector
  • Glass nozzle with seal-and retaining ring
  • Glass capillary with side-mounted connectors
  • Easily destructible glass ampoules
  • Glass rods with surface patterning
  • Long-conical focusing nozzles
  • Surface patterning of glass substrates
  • Laser sublimation-drilling in flat capillaries
  • Thin needles up to 180 ° flexible
  • Glass needles with curved tip
  • Polished to precision glass rings
  • Glass rods with partially-frosted surface
  • Sealing glass with high thermal expansion