Potomac Photonics Blog – 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

Potomac Automates Quality Control Inspection via In-house Innovative Software Development

Today, speed is the name of the game.  But speed without accuracy in all its forms defeats the purpose of fast delivery.  At Potomac, we provide some of the quickest turnaround in manufacturing for medical device, microfluidic, biotech, consumer product and microelectronics customers also with the highest level of quality. Meeting customer specifications is especially…

  • Potomac Photonics
  • February 8, 2021

Microfluidic Concentration Gradient Generators – Potomac Photonics

Joe La Fiandra University of Maryland College Park (UMCP) Major: Bioengineering Minor: Global Engineering Leadership   Microfluidic Concentration Gradient Generators Many biochemical processes in biological organisms are controlled by concentration gradients. From cell migration to drug proliferation, concentration gradients are integral to the transportation of a vast array of substances throughout the body. Until recently,…

  • Potomac Photonics
  • January 26, 2021

Potomac Photonics Looks Back On a Year of
Using Advanced Manufacturing to Fight Coronavirus

2020 has been a year when the human spirit rose up in the face of adversity to help save our fellow man during the Coronavirus pandemic.  Frontline nurses and doctors in hospital ER’s and ICU’s worked tirelessly with the sick and dying, long-term healthcare facility workers cared for the elderly and infirmed, food producers and…

  • Potomac Photonics
  • December 28, 2020

Potomac Photonics Designs and Fabricates Innovative Dental Tool to Comply with COVID Protocols.

Potomac scientists and engineers innately see a problem and, especially in this time of Covid, can’t help but jump in to innovate a solution.  Just that happened when Potomac senior research scientist, Natalia Christensen, visited her dentist for an annual check-up.  Explains Jessica Salmon, a 12-year dental hygienist veteran at Gentle Family Dentistry in Dunkirk,…

  • Potomac Photonics
  • November 24, 2020

Potomac Celebrates MfgDay By Exploring Advanced Manufacturing Career Options

Each October manufacturers, led by the National Association of Manufacturers, focus on the career opportunities that manufacturing brings to a wide range of industries.  This year Manufacturing Day is October 2 and while plant tours and other in-person activities are not feasible, we can learn more about jobs at companies like Potomac Photonics. This Isn’t…

  • Potomac Photonics
  • October 2, 2020

Potomac PPT Drives Innovation with Breakthroughs for Laser Welding Clear Plastic Parts

Potomac has many competitive advantages that has made it a leader in the advanced manufacturing industry.  We offer the fastest turnaround times, often as quickly as 24-hours; our quality control systems are second to none; and the wide range of technologies on our factory floor always ensure we can choose the right tool for the…

  • Potomac Photonics
  • August 25, 2020

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…

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  • 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