Microfluidics

Microfluidic phenomena can be applied to a broad range of products in medical devices, from droplet formation in drug delivery to fluid flow in surgical catheters. Some of the most significant applications are found in in-vitro diagnostic devices, where microfluidic systems can transform a complex bench assay into a compact device using small sample volumes. The applied scientists at Team Consulting can help you develop low-cost multiplex medical devices founded on microfluidic principles suitable for your application.

Solving microfluidics challenges

The promise of microfluidics is not without its challenges, and many concept devices fail in development because of difficulties in purifying samples, metering or mixing. We can guide you through the unique physics of microfluidics and its impact on fluid behaviour at the micro-scale. This means we can work with you to develop novel microfluidic devices and help you avoid these common pitfalls.

Developing your microfluidic device

Manipulation and controlling of the fluid is one area which can be particularly challenging and we have experience implementing a number of techniques. Our team understands the benefits and drawbacks of these techniques and can develop mathematical simulations and test prototypes to help you develop quick solutions and prove the concepts. We translate your prototypes into production-ready designs, working closely with manufacturers to control the tolerances, surface finishes and features necessary for the product to function correctly.

An interdisciplinary approach to microfluidics

Team has a range of science expertise such as optics, biochemistry and magnetics that are often essential to a microfluidics device. In addition, we work closely with mechanical and electronic engineers to develop and industrialise elegant and novel solutions for your microfluidic device.

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