Hyphenated Systems's 3Dmap to provide sub-surface 3D Structure characterization and flow analysis of advanced microfluidic devices in joint development project with Stanford Microfluidics Laboratory
Hyphenated Systems, a provider of hybrid microscopy solutions for three-dimensional (3D) imaging and metrology in micro- and nanotechnology, has announced a joint development project (JDP) with the Stanford Microfluidics Laboratory (Stanford, CA).
Stanford will use Hyphenated Systems's 3Dmap to characterise structure and flow in microfluidic devices.
Hyphenated Systems's 3Dmap (microfluidics analysis platform) uses advanced confocal microscopy to visualise and measure 3D structure with sub-micron resolution.
The Stanford Microfluidics Laboratory provides microfluidic design and fabrication services to institutional and industrial customers.
It has pioneered the development of flow measurement techniques at the microscopic scale and provides a vital mechanism for commercialisation and further development.
The JDP enhances the laboratory's commercial and research capabilities and will provide important feedback to Hyphenated Systems about the needs of the industry.
"We are eager to work with Hyphenated Systems on this project," said Juan Santiago, director of the Stanford Microfluidics Laboratory.
"Microfluidics research and development is in its early stages.
"We are still gaining an understanding of the fundamental relationships and interactions between structure and flow at the microscopic scale.
"3Dmap will allow us to observe these interactions directly.
"We expect it to play a crucial role in our efforts to develop new designs and control fabrication processes".
Terence Lundy, vice president and managing director of Hyphenated Systems adds: "The field of microfluidics is developing at a rapid pace - and entering into a JDP with a cutting-edge facility like the Stanford Microfluidics Laboratory will provide 'real world' data that will be invaluable in our development programmes.
"We intentionally designed the 3Dmap system with an open architecture and ample sample access so that we can easily incorporate new techniques like flow measurement as they become available."