Lab on Chip

Nowadays, microfluidic platforms, thanks to their intrinsic dimension, represent powerful tools for carrying out fundamental studies or analysis on phenomena that occurs at microscale.
In general, the use of these systems results to be crucial in several fields such as industrial, biomedical, environmental and life science.

SanChip can help with all of this.

Microfluidic devices are widely exploited for many applications such as chemical/physical studies of fluid parameters (conductivity, absorbance, pH etc..) and detection, concentration, sorting, counting and sizing of several micro-objects such as microplastics, micro-debris, chemical composites, viruses, DNA, additives, antimicrobials, toxicants etc…

 
 
 The understanding of fluid motion at microscale is at the base of the development of more complex microfluidic platforms called Lab on Chip devices. Lab on chip (LOC) is a term that indicates a device that integrates multiple functions or measurements conventionally conducted in standard laboratories and facilities. In other words, it is possible to define LOC devices as miniaturized laboratories built on small and portable chips able to make sequences of laboratory processes to do specific analysis on samples inserted inside it.
 
LOC devices are composed by a network of microchannels, electrodes, sensors and electrical circuits and applying electric fields, pressure or other driving forces, along the device, it is possible to control the liquid flow and make other operations that allow to analyze the liquid sample inside the chip. The use of LOCs provide several advantages compared to common laboratories such as:
 
  • Low sample volume required;
  • Low fabrication costs;
  • Faster analysis time thanks to the short diffusion distances and high surface to volume ratio;
  • Good process control because of the faster response of the system;
  • Compactness and parallelization allowing high-throughput analysis.

 

These enormous advantages help making LOC technology a good candidate for improving global health, industrial and agrochemical processes.

 

Our propose is to engineer LOCs to solve your specific problems.