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

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 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

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…

  • Potomac Photonics
  • May 22, 2020

Droplet microfluidics for single-cell isolation and genomic sequencing

High-throughput continuous cell-based screening has several benefits from current conventional plate-based methods. The unique liquid handling capabilities offered through microfluidic systems has provided an opportunity to explore and screen several hundreds of thousands of cells in a matter a of a few minutes or hours with 1000-fold less reagents(1-3) . Droplet-based microfluidic systems are becoming…

  • Potomac Photonics
  • April 1, 2020