Pushing the Limits in 2023

Even after decades of success helping innovators prototype and manufacture the next generation of products in a diverse range of industries, each year Potomac still evaluates how we can develop even more market specific products for the biotech, microfluidics, EV Battery, microelectronics, aerospace, and consumer markets. 2023 is no different. For the year ahead we…

  • Potomac Photonics
  • January 31, 2023

Combining 3D Printing & Microfluidic Devices at UMBC 

To Create Liver on a Chip Research via NIH Grant Drug discovery is in a radical digital transformation period. Historically, developing new pharmaceuticals has been a very long – think years or even decades – and expensive – think billions of dollars – process. A large part of the time and cost in bringing new…

  • Potomac Photonics
  • December 27, 2022

For National Breast Cancer Awareness Month:
Advancing Diagnostics & R&D with Microfluidic Technology

There is a reason that Media Personality Katie Couric announced her June breast cancer diagnosis in the first few days of October. The TV news pioneer strategically timed her public reveal with the start of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Started in 1991 by the National Breast Cancer Foundation, the annual month of educational activities…

  • Mike Adelstein
  • October 11, 2022

Potomac Innovations in EV Battery Manufacturing 

Potomac is more than just a contract manufacturing company. We strive to solve the difficult problems that impact humanity. Much of our work has been focused on advancing healthcare. Our manufacturing innovations have helped nearly blind people see, allowed point of care diagnostics to ensure best treatment options for patients, and enabled precision medicine to…

  • Potomac Photonics
  • September 7, 2022

From NASA Perseverance Laser Marking on Mars  

To Potomac Laser Marking on Earth Product marking and coding is one of the most successful applications of laser technology. Light engraves a wide variety of substrates quickly and economically and some wavelengths, like those in the ultraviolet, allow for very small micro-marks. Etching a mark right into the surface of a product is a…

  • Potomac Photonics
  • July 28, 2022

​​​​Potomac Accelerates Drug Development

With Organ-on-Chip Technology Innovations In today’s fast-paced world, getting new drugs to market quickly is the holy grail of the pharmaceutical industry. While the urgency of the Coronavirus pandemic was a driver for many drug companies’ commercialization strategies, every firm in the industry needs to generate revenue as quickly as possible in order to recoup…

  • Potomac Photonics
  • July 7, 2022

Potomac Accelerates Shadow Mask 
Manufacturing Speeds

Every day, disruptive technologies allow humans to enter a new world that brings innovations to life. Whether battling climate change by reducing the amount of fossil fuel burning, helping autonomous vehicles navigate roads, guiding man to Mars, or cleaning up toxic waste, technology innovations are the key to solving our world’s problem’s – today and…

  • Potomac Photonics
  • June 28, 2022

Potomac Photonics Helps the New York
Genome Center Battle Climate Change

Today, a new generation of scientists and engineers, who don’t necessarily work directly in climate change, are actively developing ways to reduce their carbon footprint in the world. Kunal Pandit and Joana Petrescu at the New York Genome Center are examples of these socially conscious world citizens looking to modify their work’s impact on our…

  • Potomac Photonics
  • June 17, 2022

Potomac Photonics Takes Prototyping Beyond Rapid

Rapid prototyping of new products is only successful if the rapid part of the term is met. With the internet available on multiple fast platforms, split-second delivery systems, and demands for instant gratification, companies in biotech, microfluidics, micro-electronics and consumer products can’t wait for a long prototyping process.  They need prototypes, well, rapidly! A leader in…

  • Potomac Photonics
  • June 11, 2022

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