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In vitro diagnostics

Automation of point-of-care applications

The demand for mobile analytical devices for fast and reliable testing in order to analyze patient samples directly in the medical office is increasing – and with it the need for new lab-on-a-chip solutions. To enable you to transform your new processing operations (assays) into market-ready lab-on-a-chip systems as quickly, easily, and cost-effectively as possible, we support you through collaborative engineering and with a modular system featuring a catalog of industry-standard components.

Customized, ready-to-install solutions for point-of-care applications

We work in close collaboration with you to develop your new lab-on-a-chip system, relying on an existing modular system composed of tried-and-tested components. Based on the requirements of the assay, we quickly design samples for the subsequent automation process. What is unique is that even in this early development phase, we use components that will also be used in your final product.

The Benefits of Collaborative Engineering

  • A reliable process thanks to jointly developed and tested solutions
  • Less planning required
  • Rapidly obtain your own sample designs
  • Progress from prototyping to mass production more quickly
  • Launch your product more quickly

The Benefits of Ready-to-Install Subsystems

  • Customized design
  • Compact and space-saving
  • Straightforward interfaces for easy integration
  • Documentation included
  • A single part number
  • Fast and reliable delivery in large quantities and according to industry standards

Miniaturized and integrated: components and basic elements

Point-of-care applications require compact, space-saving, and reliable components:

  • Miniature cylinders deliver actuator technology in the smallest of spaces.
  • Miniature valves control many closely spaced channels.
  • Miniature sensors monitor the pressure.

Basic elements are small functional units that integrate two or more components and are tailored to criteria such as available space or required flow rate. The result is a valve block specifically designed for the layout of the microfluidic chip.

Here are a few examples from our product portfolio

Solenoid valve

Solenoid valve MHA1, MHP1

Small, fast, versatile and durable: The compact miniature valve can be used to control many tightly spaced channels or cylinders. Optional: compact electronics module with holding current reduction.

Round cylinder

Round cylinder EG-PK

Their slim design makes these cylinders particularly suitable for compact multiple assemblies, e.g. in IVD-POC devices, test fields for keyboards or mobile phones.

Cartridge cylinder

Cartridge cylinder EGZ

Thanks to its small footprint, the fully screw-in single-acting cylinder is ideal e.g. for use in IVD-POC devices.

Solenoid valve

Solenoid valve VOVK

With a structural width of 5.9 mm, the miniature valve VOVK is extremely slimline and ideal for applications where the MHA1 is too big. Depending on the type of connection, up to 20 valves can be directly arranged in a row. With a pressure range of up to 7 bar or down to -0.9 bar in vacuum mode, …

Piezo valve

Piezo valve VEMP

Small, lightweight piezo valve for proportional control of pressure or flow. Suitable for use in mobile devices, e.g. in medical technology. When combined with a sensor, it can be used as a control valve.

Proportional pressure control valve

Proportional pressure control valve VEAB

For pressure ranges up to 6 bar: piezo technology gives the VEAB high precision and an extremely long service life. Other benefits include: Extremely short switching times, noiseless operation and very low power consumption.

Pressure transmitter

Pressure transmitter SPTE

Relative pressure or vacuum transmitter. For optional manifold assembly using a wall bracket.

Compressed air generation in the device

Autonomous: integrated pressure and vacuum generation

Solutions for point-of-care applications require integrated autonomous pressure and vacuum generation. We offer a compact module with high operational reliability, suitable for integration into IVD devices:

  • Built-in compressor
  • Filtration
  • Reservoirs
  • Pressure sensors

At a Glance: our services for in vitro diagnostics

In vitro diagnostics(IVD) – automation of point-of-care devices

Collaboration for faster market launches with ready-to-install automation solutions for lab-on-a-chip devices for analyzing patient samples on site in medical practices. The high industrial quality standard of the individual components is always included.

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