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Potomac Photonics Manufactures Weapons in the Fight Against Cancer

SKPotomac Photonics continues to be on the front line in the fight against cancer by providing a broad range of manufacturing technologies necessary to build new weapons in the fight against cancer.  In the last 12 months, Potomac has partnered with multiple companies and universities to help them develop and manufacture parts that are being used in both cancer research and therapy.  One recent example was a 3D printed mold that we fabricated for the Sloan-Kettering Institute for a microfluidic application.  According to the Program Director:

3D Printed Parts for Microfluidic Molds

3D Printed Parts for Microfluidic Molds

“These Acrylic 3D-printed prototypes are molds, subsequently used for PDMS microfabrication. PDMS microchambers are now broadly used for biology and biomedical applications. However, development of such microfabricated devices (often based on photolithography) can be a bottleneck as it requires costly equipment and long process cycles.  Acrylic 3D printing allows rapid prototyping of microfluidic assay for moderate price.  In particular, the mold shown here is used to make a PDMS microchamber for cancer cell growth in a controlled environment.  MSKCC provides patient care and conducts cancer research.”

This project was partly funded by Potomac Photonics Educational Manufacturing Initiative which is a program, focused on creating robust partnerships with universities and research institutes in order to develop new products and manufacturing technologies.

In addition to fabricating molds, Potomac Photonics can hot emboss (replicate), bond, drill holes, and perform assembly and integration of electronics for microfluidic applications.

For over 30 years, Potomac Photonics has been a leader in microfabrication and small hole drilling. Potomac’s contract services span prototyping to production, helping clients develop miniature products and bring them to market. Using cutting-edge manufacturing technology, Potomac has been recognized by both commercial and government agencies for innovation in areas such as medical device, electronics, aerospace, and automotive manufacturing. Potomac’s high-tech facility, located at [email protected] Research and Technology Park , is ISO 9001 and ISO 13485 certified. Visit the website at www.potomac-laser.com