Wainamics works with our customers to define the minimum functional requirements for assay validation and fluidic functional tests. Our experts recommend the fabrication methods that will create the quickest path to consumable cartridge product functional verification.
We can produce laser cut laminated parts for evaluation within days of design completion. Our proprietary process minimizes bio-compatibility issues. Working with our manufacturing partners, we transition a design to die-cut laminated parts within weeks. We can produce high quality injection molded plastic parts within one to two months. All of our manufacturing partners are ISO13485 certified, allowing our customers seamless transitioning from tens to millions parts.
Fabrication Method: Lamination
Microfluidic cartridges are laminated with double-sided pressure sensitive adhesives (PSA). Laser or die-cutting techniques can create microfluidic channels and interconnect holes in different layers of material. The thickness of the channel in our devices can be as small as 25 μm or as large as several millimeters.
Fabrication Method: Injection Molding
Microfluidic devices are fabricated by injecting melted plastics into a mold under high pressure. Channels as small as 50 μm can be molded. The channels are sealed with heat lamination, ultrasonic welding, or laser welding.