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November 27, 2019.

This Thanksgiving We Give Thanks For Living In An Age of Exponential Technological Change That Is Improving Humanity’s Quality of Life

We live an exciting period of innovation.  Electric cars are being rolled out by mainstream car companies; self-driving vehicles are being road-tested; farms and grocery stores use robots to do repetitive tasks; medical diagnostics is taking just a few minutes or hours to pinpoint an illness; and, many products from dental braces to aerospace components ...

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October 30, 2019.

Potomac Photonics wins Sub-contract Award in collaboration with UMBC & FDA to develop a microfluidic ‘on-the-spot’ bioburden detection device.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) awarded the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), Center for Advanced Sensor Technology (CAST), a 3-year grant for the commercialization of a microfluidic device for Rapid bioburden detection in pharmaceutical production. Potomac Photonics was selected as a sub-contractor to focus on the design, scale-up and manufacturing of the microfluidic ...

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October 01, 2019.

New Book on Microfluidics Scale-Up and Strategies to be Released in 2020

Publisher: De Gruyter ISBN: 978-3-11-063633 To be Published September 2020 Click here for Book Together with De Gruyter Publishing house, Potomac Photonics Inc. will be launching a new book in 2020. Unlike your traditional microfluidics books that cover theory and fundamentals, this book aims to look beyond that and approach elements that affect all aspects ...

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September 16, 2019.

Road Trip Nation Features Potomac Director of Engineering, Joe Miller, on Show Exploring the Future of Work

Any company is only as good as its people. While advanced technology can expand manufacturing capabilities, humans are still essential to design, program, monitor, and yes, repair, tools like laser cutters, CNC micro machines, 3D Printers and robots.  For many manufacturing jobs, a college degree is not required but skill-specific training is essential.  One case ...

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September 02, 2019.

Potomac Photonics R&D Working on Nanoimprint Lithography and Applications for Microfluidics

Nanoimprint lithography is a method by which nanoscale features are fabricated at potentially low cost and with high throughput patterning usually in thermoplastics. Over the past 20 – 30 years this technology has rapidly developed into a legitimate lithographic technology that has found application within several industries, mainly Photonics, Semiconductors, microfluidics, and biomimetic substrate structures ...

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July 22, 2019.

Potomac Photonics Manufactures Shadow Masks for Princeton University

What are shadow masks, and why are they useful? Shadow masks are thin plates with small holes and features patterned into them, used to direct and concentrate electron beams. They can provide a more cost-effective and efficient alternative to photolithography, and overturn the need for photo resist or e-beam lithography. One might use a shadow ...

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June 14, 2019.

What Exactly is a Microfluidic Device?

  Anna The Manufacturing Maven: Blog #1     What are Microfluidic Devices? If you know Potomac, you know that “Microfluidic” is a buzzword around here. But chances are, you don’t understand exactly what that means. According to the National Cancer Institute, a microfluidic device is an “an instrument that uses very small amounts of ...

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