World Osteoporosis Day: Developing a new Microfluidic POC System for early-stage osteoporosis detection

Posted By J. Garcia / Sin categoría / biotechnology, bone disease, diagnostic test, ivd, microfluidic technologies, microLIQUID, osteoporosis, PoCOsteo, point-of-care tool, porous bone / No hay comentarios

 

World Osteoporosis Day takes place every year on October 20.

 

Because of the ageing of the society, osteoporosis (literally “porous bone”) and its complications is becoming more and more prevalent, making the bone disease a health priority in many parts of the world.

 

Currently, osteoporosis is commonly known as a “silent killer” disease. Usually osteoporosis manifests itself in a drastic manner, i.e. through fracture of the osteoporotic bone in the affected individual. Until now little or no measures for prevention or early detection of this disease are taken, because no simple, yet sufficiently precise or sensitive tools for early detection of individuals at risk of osteoporosis are available, there is a need to develop a efficient rapid diagnostics test to detect the disease.

 

At microLIQUID we are proud to be able to help with our expertise in microfluidic IVD system development in this cause by being part of PoCOsteo. We are working hand in hand together with European leaders, both from academia and industry, to develop new  POC applications by using the latest microfluidic technologies applied to diagnostics.

 

The overall objective of the currently proposed PoCOsteo project is a IVD Point-of-care development. Also, the clinical validation and preparation for commercialization of thePoint-of-Care tool for bone disease. The osteoporosis prevention, osteoporosis detection and osteoporosis treatment is our aim.

 

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BIOSPAIN 2018 HAS ALREADY STARTED!

Posted By J. Garcia / Biospain / automated instrumentation, Biospain, biotechnology, IVD and Bioscience, microfluidic cartridge manufacturing, microfluidics / No hay comentarios

Biospain 2018 has already started!!! You will be able to find us among the stands that make up the Basque Health Cluster.

We are showcasing our latest offerings and technologies, and our top product experts are there on hand to answer your questions.

 

See you there!!!

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microLIQUID invites you to Biospain 2018

Posted By J. Garcia / Biospain / automated instrumentation, Biospain, biotechnology, IVD and Bioscience, microfluidic cartridge manufacturing, microfluidics / No hay comentarios

 

microLIQUID will be at Biospain 2018 this September 25-27 in Seville, Spain. We will be there together with the Basque Health Cluster.

 

For over 10 years, microLIQUID has provided the best services for Microfluidic Cartridge Manufacturing, Automated Instrumentation and IVD and Bioscience Services.

 

With capabilities spanning the entire value chain, microLIQUID has become a one-stop provider of end-to-end Bioscience solutions. Starting with design and proof of concept, we work with our company partners from development to mass-production of potentially fully certified IVD or Pharma products.

 

We would love to have an opportunity to demonstrate our latest offerings and technologies to you in depth as microLIQUID has grown over the last few months.

 

Many thanks for your time and we look forward to hearing from you!

 

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Are you interested in Microfluidic Cell Culture? We interview the Researcher Iñaki Ochoa

Posted By J. Garcia / cell culture, microfluidics / biotechnology, cell culture, microfluidic / No hay comentarios

 

It has been our great pleasure to interview Iñaki Ochoa, head of the Research Group with which we collaborate to develop the latest technologies in Cell Culture.

It is a group specialized in oncology; that is, they perform treatments for cancer. The group is known for having developed the most advanced model in the world of glioblastoma; one of the most dangerous cancers.

 

Let´s see what he has to tell us!

 

microLIQUID: Problems encountered with conventional Cell Culture methods, and the solutions offered by Microfluidic Cell Culture:

Iñaki Ochoa: The conventional Cell Culture methods that are used today are based mainly on two-dimensional cultures performed on plastic plates. The cells are placed or “planted” at the bottom of these plates. To provide them with nutrients, a liquid, or culture medium, is added on top of them.  This liquid provides the necessary nutrients. These plates require a gaseous connection to the outside in order to access the essential gases (such as oxygen) to maintain viable cells. As can easily be concluded, our body is not two-dimensional, nor do our cells live in isolatiom from each other. Under current culture conditions, the cells lack an environment similar to that of our body. Cells in the laboratory do not grow under three-dimensional conditions, they have an excess of essential elements (nutrients, oxygen, etc.) and, in addition, they lack interaction with other cell types for in vivo communication.

 

microLIQUID: Advantage of the Microfluidic Cell Culture:

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microLIQUID invites you to 2018 AACC Clinical Lab Expo (Chicago)

Posted By J. Garcia / Sin categoría / aacc, biotechnology, chicago, microfluidics / No hay comentarios

 

For another year, microLIQUID will be exhibiting at AACC 2018 (Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo) which will take place at McCormick Place, Chicago, IL, USA (July 31-August 2).

 

On behalf of our company, if you are attending to the event, we want to take advantage to have a meeting with you in order to talk about our common interests.

 

You will be able to visit us at booth #1646 where we will be showcasing our latest offerings and technologies.

 

See you soon!

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Precise Replica Moulding

Posted By J. Garcia / microfluidics, Technology Blog / biotechnology, microfluidics, microLIQUID, mould / No hay comentarios

 

 

microfluidic-moldingThe use of durable replica moulds with high-feature resolution has been proposed as an inexpensive and convenient route for the manufacture of microstructured materials. A simple and fast duplication method, it involves the use of a master mould to create durable polymer replicas, using polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS). The application of PDMS offers numerous advantages due to its intrinsic properties such as its biocompatibility, affordable price, transparency (240nm-1100nm) as well as its low autofluorescence. The replica process enables fast and easy manufacturing since it can be covalently stuck to a glass substrate, using plasma treatment to form sealed microfluidic devices. The replica process is clean and precise, while multiple replications can be obtained from one master. This dramatically decreases both the expenditure and the time required to create specific patterns that need to be used consistently in the creation of various devices.

 

 

High Precision SU-8 Master Mould for Microfluidic Device Replication

microLIQUID manufactures polymer SU-8 master moulds on silicon wafers, which are widely used to produce microfluidic disposables in the development and prototyping stage. In addition, we generate series of PDMS copies with excellent reproducibility and precision. microLIQUID offers high resolution moulds with a standard deviation of under 2%. microLIQUID is working in applications such as droplet generation for PCR diagnostics, single-cell analysis and high throughput screening among others. The moulds are highly reusable since we offer several treatments to increase the service life of the mould. This replica method will help you choose the optimum design for your product prior to scaling up to mass production. Indeed, more than 50 companies all over the world have already done so.

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Celebrating our 10th anniversary!

Posted By J. Garcia / News / 10th anniversary, biotechnology, microfluidics, microLIQUID / No hay comentarios

 

 

microLIQUID would like to take this opportunity to announce that it has achieved another major milestone by completing 10 years in business

 

The company is now celebrating a decade working on the design and manufacture of novel microfluidic products for our customers; we are proud and delighted to have made it this far, and excited about the future!

 

During this time, we´ve grown in many ways, for example by increasing the number of employees and clients, as well as boosting revenues. We have collaborated successfully in more than 300 microfluidic projects around the world, doubling our turnover since 2014 and we have gained vast experience in this business dimension. In addition, we develop new value propositions to our customers, offering unique complete value chain solutions from complex microfluidic consumables that can be processed on our own design automated instrumentation (e.g. Point of Care instruments).

 

Since its establishment, microLIQUID has focused on delivering quality to its customers and fulfilling their expectations. This is the reason why so many of our clients and partners trust our professionalism and appreciate the individual approach we provide.

 

We are grateful to all those who have worked with us and have helped us over these last 10 years to develop our company. microLIQUID´s success would not have come to fruition had it not been for their unwavering support.

 

We are optimistic about what lies ahead and are very confident that we will be able to help many more future customers around the world to manufacture solutions based on our microfluidics and automated instrument solutions in fields such as rapid testing, immuno-oncology, NGS and Precision medicine, liquid biopsy and drug delivery among others.

 

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WE ARE HIRING!

Posted By J. Garcia / Sin categoría / biotechnology, microfluidic, microfluidic chip / No hay comentarios

 

microLIQUID is on the hunt for experts. If you have the required experience for any of the following positions, do not hesitate to contact us at [email protected]:

 

Electronic Engineer

 

Fabrication Process Developer for Microfluidic Products

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Point-of-Care Diagnostics and Microfluidics

Posted By J. Garcia / Sin categoría / biotechnology, microfluidic, microfluidic chip / No hay comentarios

We invite you to have a look at our new video that was recorded during Compamed 2017; where our CTO Luis Fernández

talks about the future of Point-of-Care,Drug Delivery and Microfluidic Technologies.

 

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Thank you for meeting microLIQUID

Posted By J. Garcia / Sin categoría / biotechnology, microfluidic, microfluidic chip / No hay comentarios

 

Dear colleagues,

 

We would like to thank you for devoting some of your time in visiting our booth at Compamed, held in Düsseldorf, DE, from the 13th to the 16th of November of 2017. We hope that you had a good time and enjoyed your visit to the city.

It was our pleasure and honor, and we enjoyed many inspiring conversations. Moreover, we were impressed by the number of visitors and the great interest in our products.

In case we weren’t able to answer some of your questions about our products and services while you were there, we encourage you to contact us at the following email adress: [email protected]

 

We look forward to being able to be of service to you.

Best regards,

 

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