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SEPTEMBER 2014


 BREADBOARD INSTRUMENTATION

One of the more complex challenges in developing a Lab on a Chip product is integrating the instrument with the microfluidic chip.

Along with our ability to rapidly prototype devices, moving quickly through the design-build-test cycle of a microfluidic device, we offer mechanical, electrical, and software engineering to integrate the microfluidic into a small stand alone system as described in our instrumentation capabilities brochure.

Using a modular approach to instrument development, we have created a set of engineering solutions to integrate each of the sub-systems shown below.  In the center is an Electronics Platform that is powerful, low cost, and easy to program.

We specify components for each sub-system that are compact, have low power requirements, and suitable for a handheld system.

Components for each sub-system are tested and verified with its control electronics, then integrated with the Electronics Platform.

Potentiostat Board

The electronic controls for the sub-systems are initially developed in through-hole circuit boards. An example of an OEM through-hole, electronic controller is this Model 1420 potentiostat by Custom Sensor Solutions shown at right. This compact design is great for developing biosensor control electronics.

The result is a robust, low cost instrument system that is customized to your application requirements.

WANT TO KNOW MORE?

How can ALine support my product development?  With more than 75+ years of combined expertise in microfluidics, electrical, mechanical and computer engineering, we can help you bring your product to market faster with proven solutions. Our microfluidics capabilities document outlines our Microfluidic Rapid Prototyping , including standard materials used, suggestions for device design, and specifications that will make your device easier to produce.

Our breadboard instrumentation capabilities support device implementation, whether you use our off-the-shelf pneumatics or combined with other mechanical components. Check our brochure for example programs.

After prototyping, where do I go for volume production? ALine supports production from a few hundred to a few hundred thousand devices. Beyond these volumes, ALine has partnerships with ISO 13485 certified roll-to-roll and injection molding manufacturers to transition you smoothly to volume production.

How can I contact ALine to discuss my needs? We want to help you launch your product idea. With multidisciplinary expertise in materials, assay development and interfacial science, we will support you as a supplier-partner.

Call us at 877-707-8575 or drop a note at info@alineinc.com.

  VISIT OUR BOOTH #4

Lab-on-a-Chip World Congress

ALine exhibiting at LOAC World Congress 2014

September 18- 19th, 2014

Town and Country Resort Hotel
500 Hotel Circle, San Diego , CA

ALine tradeshow booth

OUR COMMITMENT

Providing you the benefit of our experience and expertise,  bringing the right resources together to ensure you get to a proof of principle system that will meet critical milestones leading to commercialization.

RAPID PROTOTYPING
HIGH QUALITY, 3-5 DAYS

OUR PARTNERS

Lab-on-a-Chip products are unique in their requirements for integration of multiple components.

To support integration of the best reagent storage solutions, we have partnered with:

Applied MicroArrays

REAGENT DEPOSITION AND SPOTTING

AND

J-Pac Medical Reagent Storage

ON-BOARD LIQUID REAGENT STORAGE