• Mike Adelstein
  • June 10, 2020

Potomac adds Precision microfluidic control capabilities with state-of-the-art Flow EZ pumps.

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 with repeatability Potomac’s Product and Process Technology team must put each device to exacting tests before shipping.   To boost reliability of our test data, Fluigent’s new Flow EZ pumps have just been added to our QC protocols.  The automated system provides precision control over microfluidic flows and high precision quality checks for finished parts, further ensuring microfluidic devices that meet or exceed performance specs.

With a simple dial, pressure at which the fluid may be pushed through a device can be regulated. The flow rate is selected through a software-controlled flow sensor platform which relays the message to the Flow EZ pumps. This allows for several precision measurements such as pressure drops, flow control, burst pressure tests and other device integrity quality checks.

The new Flow EZ Pumps are helping Potomac push the limits of quality assurance for our customers who are innovating in the microfluidic space.

In collaboration with Research labs and commercial companies, the Potomac Photonics Product & Process Technology team can also provide valuable insight into manufacturing and scale-up strategies for your next droplet-based microfluidic design and experiments. We have the expertise to help you throughout the entire product development lifecycle, from design and proof of concept of the microfluidic chip, prototyping and scale-up through high volume manufacturing to meet all of your microfluidic needs to create the next generation of droplet-based microfluidic devices.

References: https://www.fluigent.com/product/microfluidic-components/lineup-series/

Special shout out to Robert Pelletier [email protected] and his team at Fluigent.

 

 

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