This webinar will provide insight into microfluidic technologies and hybrid solutions that may have an enormous impact on the progress in science and healthcare. Microfluidics enables the automation and integration of complex operations on-chip, with reduced sample and reagent volumes. To achieve this, various aspects other than the microfluidics cartridge itself are important like interfacing the cartridge to the outside world or to other components or materials. In this webinar, a focus will be on aspects like microfluidic interfacing and standardisation, integration of microfluidic functions and subcomponents (such as sensors) and hybrid bonding technologies (i.e. combining different types of materials). After addressing these key elements, some examples of hybrid solutions for lab workflow automation will be presented.
As Micronit’s Sr Business Development Manager in the field of Life Science Research, Mark Olde Riekerink focusses on the development of lab-on-a-chip devices in application areas like genomics and single cell analysis. In 2007, he started working for Micronit as an R&D Project Manager. As of from 2001, Mark had been working at Philips Corporate R&D (Applied Technologies, Eindhoven) in several semiconductor and healthcare related projects. Mark received his PhD degree in Polymer Chemistry and Biomaterials research at the University of Twente (Enschede, The Netherlands) in 2001.