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SELECTBIO Conferences Lab-on-a-Chip and Microfluidics: Companies, Technologies and Commercialization

Nick Lewis's Biography

Nick Lewis, Sales & Marketing North America, z-microsystems®

Nick Lewis received his BSc in Chemistry & Polymers from University of Manchester, UK. Worked in the plastics molding industry for over 25 years at resin suppliers, injection molding machinery suppliers, blow mold-makers and more recently injection mold-makers and automation suppliers. Represents z-microsystems in North America located in Toronto. Lived and worked in several European countries and now resident of Canada.

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A Unique Collaboration For Rapid Prototyping Injection Molded Microfluidic Devices

Tuesday, 3 October 2017 at 14:30

Add to Calendar ▼2017-10-03 14:30:002017-10-03 15:30:00Europe/LondonA Unique Collaboration For Rapid Prototyping Injection Molded Microfluidic

z-microsystems is located in Austria and Canada specializing in micro-injection moldmaking and injection molding of microfluidic devices with over 15 years experience in the industry. Their unique core competence is how to help design a microfluidic device that is injection moldable, prototype it, manufacture the micro-injection molds in-house, transition into a pre-production/pilot phase before taking the process into full mass production under stringent clean room conditions. Following several years of study and establishing a strong relationship with the University of Toronto, they identified the need to replace PDMS chip manufacture with a faster, better quality, more repeatable and cost effective method, to rapid prototype new microfluidic device designs. Collaborating with the university, z-microsystems Canadian office was eligible for federal funding and started a unique development project in November 2015. The development combines the universities know-how in their Centre for Microfluidics Systems with z-microsystems injection molding experience, to deliver a viable and value-added alternative to rapid prototype new microfluidic devices.

One year on since we presented this at Ontario on a Chip 2016, z-microsystems and U of T have further results & samples to present at this year's conference. A commercial program is being developed enabling university and industry labs to use injection molding as a process from rapid prototyping thru to mass production for microfluidic devices.

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