The platform itself can be considered as a microfluidic building block that, by means of standardisation, creates the possibility to be extended with more similar platforms. By making this complex technology modular, it becomes more manageable. Furthermore, it brings about the feasibility to build a larger platform that performs a microfluidic function.
The given level of standardisation paves the way for large scale commercial realisation of microfluidic technology. Micronit, provider of the base of the fluidic platform, is excited to see the gap between lab and fab tightened. By granting this poster with a prize, the international community is deservedly acknowledging the importance of this process.