Potomac Photonics Gives Advanced Manufacturing Workers 
Opportunities to Change the World While Building Cool Careers

News headlines usually focus on the innovative technologies that bring about revolutionary products in biotech, robotics, 3D Printing, microfluidics, micro-electronics, and self-driving cars.  But without people, no innovation can come to life. While machines can mimic manual labor and can exhibit some aspects of “learning”, it is still a human who innovates.  Inventors, scientists, and…

  • Mike Adelstein
  • March 11, 2022
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What is Digital Fabrication

We are asked often what exactly is Digital Fabrication? Digital Fabrication, also known as direct manufacturing or on-demand manufacturing, has been around since 1952 when engineering researchers at MIT wired a computer to a milling machine to create the first Computer Numerical Control or CNC machine.  The computer essentially became the “brains” of the machining…

  • Mike Adelstein
  • February 6, 2022

Potomac Innovation Report

Optimizing Microfluidic Mixing of Viscous Fluids A deep understanding of underlying microfluidic technology sets advanced contract manufacturing companies apart in serving the industry. Companies may buy digital fabrication tools to manufacture customer-specified designs, but it is a partner that comprehensively and experientially understands the rigors underlying microfluidics technology that can innovate processes to improve customer…

  • Potomac Photonics
  • February 3, 2022

Did Theranos Prove Lab On a Chip is Not a Viable Technology?

Theranos has been a nightmare for legitimate medical diagnostics researchers and startups because Lab On a Chip technology was at the center of the failed blood testing startup.  Once Silicon Valley and Wall Street darlings, Theranos made headlines not just because the company was forced to shut down but because founder Elizabeth Holmes was convicted…

  • Mike Adelstein
  • January 18, 2022

2021: A Year of Potomac Manufacturing Innovations

After 2020, the year of pivoting to meet emergency Covid-19 PPE manufacturing requirements, 2021 has proven to be a year when Potomac expanded innovation in order to meet ever more demanding customer challenges in a variety of industries. Although cool, new concepts in the medical device, microfluidics, micro-electronics, aerospace, or consumer industries may grab all…

  • Potomac Photonics
  • December 28, 2021

Potomac Innovation Report

            Breaking Down Barriers for a Biotech Startup There are many barriers to market entry for new biotech products, most of which start with demonstrating the feasibility of a new technology.  However, once proof of concept is established in the prototyping stage, getting a product to market requires overcoming big hurdles in high volume manufacturing.  Startups…

  • Potomac Photonics
  • December 1, 2021

Potomac Gives Thanks for the Opportunity to Help Healthcare Outcomes Via Microfluidic Device Advances

Living in a time when there is so much chaos, division, and animosity, it is sometimes hard to remember how much we have to be thankful for this Thanksgiving Day.  Today, new technologies are disrupting healthcare, space exploration, and climate change at an exponential pace, bringing with them a brighter future for our people and…

  • Potomac Photonics
  • November 23, 2021

Potomac’s Great Customer Service for Animal House Fitness

Expedites Personalized Product for Joe Rogan No matter how great a product or service may be, it is flawless execution at all levels that wins customers.  That’s just what we did to help Animal House Fitness create a laser engraved personalized product for their Monkey Feet fan Joe Rogan. Monkey Feet Invention Rehabbing from a…

  • Potomac Photonics
  • November 2, 2021

Potomac Recognizes National Manufacturing Day

Manufacturing has long been the backbone of this nation, providing good-paying jobs that built a strong middle class.  Today’s advanced manufacturing, like work we carry out at Potomac for biotech, microfluidics, microelectronics, pharmaceuticals, medical device, and consumer products, does not resemble the industry from Henry Ford’s time.  Almost a century later, manufacturing is a high…

  • Potomac Photonics
  • September 30, 2021

Article Review: What We Talk about when We Talk about Microfluidics.

Based on an article by Albert Folch in “The Conversation “ Nanotechnology can protect us. The Covid-19 test was created in response to a world-wide emergency. The test is based on a micro fluidic system. Microfluidic systems are based on the physical principle of laminar flow. Laminar flow determines that small amounts of fluid flow…

  • Sandy Matatquin
  • September 13, 2021

Delivering Parts at the Speed of Light for Protein Analysis Research at Arizona State University

The old days of university research labs having all the time in the world to complete experiments are gone. Like for everything else in the 21st century, time is of the essence for university researchers to compete in the latest grant rounds or to fulfill requirements for corporate partners. Speed is the name of the game…

  • Mike Adelstein
  • July 14, 2021

Microneedles for vaccine delivery

Microneedle-based drug delivery has the potential to be a transformative technology for the delivery of biologics and vaccines. It may provide enhanced therapeutic profiles for therapeutics and vaccines. It allows for the administration of lower levels of drugs to achieve the same therapeutic endpoints. Additionally, microneedles provide an alternative to traditional hypodermic needles. This industry provides…

  • Mike Adelstein
  • March 23, 2021