Microfluidic Device to counter the Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) crisis in healthcare.

March 2020, Astek Diagnostics LLC, won the Maryland Innovation Initiative (MII) Award to develop a microfluidic device to detect bacterial infections in blood and evaluate the antimicrobial susceptibility. Astek, in partnership with Potomac Photonics Inc., will be designing a state-of-the art microfluidic lab-on-chip sensor for rapid detection of microorganisms in bodily fluids (like, blood, urine,…

  • Potomac Photonics
  • July 13, 2020

Black Lives Matter: From Rhetoric to Action for US Companies

We are seeing so many emails and blog posts from companies that say: “We Stand With Black Lives Matter Protesters”.  But when all is said and done, how does a company move beyond rhetoric to action? Saying you support the Black Lives Matter movement is a far cry from hiring and training black people locally…

  • Mike Adelstein
  • June 19, 2020

Potomac adds Precision microfluidic control capabilities with state-of-the-art Flow EZ pumps.

Quality assurance is at the heart of everything we manufacture at Potomac.  It is our attention to product and process control that ensures every microfluidic device, consumer product, medical device and electronic component meets our customers’ rigid standards. Manufacturing Microfluidic technology in particular requires strong quality processes.  In order to fabricate high performing microfluidic devices…

  • Mike Adelstein
  • June 10, 2020

Microfluidics-An Evolving Technology Ready for Prime Time

Microfluidics is an evolving technology that enables scientists and engineers to perform     molecular biology including  DNA and RNA sequencing, PCR, and even whole transcriptome analysis more rapidly and at a lower cost than conventional technologies. Microfluidics technology leverages the manufacturing processes long utilized for the manufacturing of semiconductor (IC) chips to achieve the production, at…

  • Potomac Photonics
  • May 22, 2020

Protecting People in a Time of Coronavirus at the Speed of Light

The modern world is an interconnected ecosystem and this heartwarming story that started with a cat named Ace shows how fast responses changes lives for our customers. Ace  Heidi Leonard is a research chemist at NIST, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, in Gaithersburg, MD.  She lives in Baltimore with her one and half…

  • Potomac Photonics
  • April 7, 2020

Droplet microfluidics for single-cell isolation and genomic sequencing

High-throughput continuous cell-based screening has several benefits from current conventional plate-based methods. The unique liquid handling capabilities offered through microfluidic systems has provided an opportunity to explore and screen several hundreds of thousands of cells in a matter a of a few minutes or hours with 1000-fold less reagents(1-3) . Droplet-based microfluidic systems are becoming…

  • Potomac Photonics
  • April 1, 2020

Potomac Photonics on the Front Lines of Coronavirus Personal Protective Equipment Manufacturing

Necessity is truly the mother of invention and the war against the coronavirus has created a worldwide wave of innovation to fight the pandemic.  No need is greater than the protection of healthcare workers, front line support, emergency teams, firefighters, police, and caregivers. With Personal Protective Equipment [PPE] in short supply, Potomac jumped into the front…

  • Mike Adelstein
  • March 27, 2020

Protective Visors for Healthcare Workers

Potomac Photonics has joined the fight against the coronavirus.  We have reconfigured our equipment to start producing protective visors for healthcare workers on the frontline.  We are all in this together.

  • Mike Adelstein
  • March 25, 2020

Droplet Microfluidics – Making an Impact

With the need to rapidly develop and commercialize new products including biopharmaceuticals, medical diagnostic kits and recombinant proteins and organisms, companies need the ability to rapidly perform chemical and biochemical experiments. In particular, the ability to scale up to tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands or even millions of experiments is a requirement in todays…

  • Potomac Photonics
  • March 19, 2020

Potomac is Safe and Open

It is times like these that spark true inspiration! By staying apart, we are working together.  Potomac is implementing social distancing and following CDC guidelines to implement a safe working zone within our labs to better serve our community. We care deeply about our customers, and most of all our Baltimore County community. This is…

  • Potomac Photonics
  • March 19, 2020

Potomac’s New InstaQuote Online System Leads Advanced Manufacturing at the Speed of Light

Speed is the hallmark of modern life, and has become even more important in getting innovative products to market.  With 24/7 communication worldwide and better resources available for entrepreneurs, staying ahead of the competition is more challenging than ever before. With speed at the center of our customers’ concerns, Potomac has recently added the online…

  • Potomac Photonics
  • March 13, 2020

World Class Quality

Quality is our top priority at Potomac Photonics.  We are ISO 13485 certified and no parts will leave our facility without getting the approval of Dave and his Quality Team.  We offer Certificate of Conformances and will work closely with your Quality Department to implement a plan that ensures that all of your requirements are…

  • Mike Adelstein
  • March 12, 2020