Formation of Flow Alliance boosts global availability of polymer microfluidic products
Micronit, Axxicon and Helvoet are proud to announce the launch of Flow Alliance, House of Microfluidics. The companies have been working together for two years. With this next step they emphasise their commitment towards providing a very strong package of development and manufacturing competences to support the growing global demand for high-quality high volume polymer microfluidic products.
Meeting market demands
The market growth is driven by the development of new fast diagnostic systems entering the health care market. At the same time high volume test cartridges are needed for new tests in water quality monitoring, environmental testing and for fast and reliable controls and checks in the food production chain. Polymer-based microfluidics support these needs through upscaling and cost advantages.
About Flow Alliance
The expert companies that make up Flow Alliance are Micronit, Axxicon and Helvoet:
Micronit, founded in 1999, is a leading company in innovative lab-on-a-chip and MEMS solutions using micro and nano technologies in glass, silicon, polymers or hybrid combinations.
Axxicon has 25 years of experience in high accuracy tooling and injection moulding processes, and specialises in combining micro and nano structures with high optical requirements.
Helvoet is known globally for its expertise in reliable high volume manufacturing of precision parts in a lean, high-quality and clean environment with medical standards firmly in place. Combined, the Flow Alliance companies employ over 800 people at various sites.
Whilst the companies are independent they offer a single point of contact to microfluidic customers worldwide. The companies collaborate closely to provide support and capabilities over the full microfluidic value chain. Flow Alliance offers a complete design centre, along with various ways of prototyping and production of validation samples. From scalable technologies and processes to reliable volume manufacturing. Flow Alliance provides the power of more than one: one point of contact, one quality standard and one shared goal. www.flowalliance.com