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…

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  • 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…

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  • March 13, 2020

Potomac Photonics Process Notebook: Micro Pillars

When it comes to microfluidics, packing purpose into every micron is a true design challenge. The design of individual features starts with defining their purpose in the overall function of the device. Today we are spotlighting one of these common features: micro pillars. Micropillar arrays serve a multitude of purpose in the function of microfluidics….

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  • March 3, 2020

Teamwork’s Role in Getting to the Super Bowl or Winning in Advanced Manufacturing

Perhaps no other sport exemplifies the importance of teamwork as well as football.  The integration of each position into a concerted strategy is the key to winning games and going on to championships like the Super Bowl.  One player alone cannot carry an entire team where there are holes in either offense or defense as…

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  • February 5, 2020

Potomac Predictions for 2020’s Technologies That Will Impact Advanced Manufacturing

The coming year promises to see the adoption of technologies that have matured enough to impact a wide range of industries.  Here are our predictions for the new capabilities that will be impacting advanced manufacturing and how Potomac and our customers will be leading the way into a new future. Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning…

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  • January 28, 2020

Holiday Light

Holidays during this time of year, when days are short, emphasize light.  Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Light, commemorates the miracle of a one-day supply of oil miraculously lasting eight days during the Maccabees battle for freedom and allowing for the re-dedication of the Temple in Jerusalem.  In Christianity, the Wise Men followed a bright…

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  • December 31, 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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  • November 27, 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 30, 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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  • October 1, 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 16, 2019