Dolomite, LioniX partner on microfluidics design, manufacturing, more

May 2, 2012 — Dolomite and LioniX BV formed a partnership covering the design, development, fabrication, and distribution of microfluidic devices and systems.

LioniX B.V. will adopt Dolomite’s Multiflux standard in future chip designs, ensuring compatibility with Dolomite’s connectors and interfaces.

The companies will combine their microfluidics and microfabrication expertise, offering a range of innovative processes such as deep reactive-ion etch (DRIE) of fused silica down to an etch depth of 500um, plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition (PECVD) of silicon oxides and silicon nitrides, as well as the integration of metal electrodes and insulators into customized microfluidic chips and devices.

LioniX B.V. will become a distributor for Dolomite’s standard products, including microfluidic chips, pumps, connectors, valves, and accessories. LioniX standard products will be available via Dolomite’s microfluidic web shop.

LioniX B.V. co-develops, manufactures and supplies products and components based on cutting-edge micro/nano technology for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in life sciences, telecom, datacom, industrial process control and space. LioniX B.V. provides design to manufacturing and ‘horizontal integration’ by partnering with foundries, suppliers of complementary technologies and R&D institutes. The company specializes in applications of integrated optics, microfluidics and optofluidics including surface functionalization. LioniX B.V. offers small volume manufacturing, second sourcing, and transfer to medium and high volume manufacturing. For more information, visit www.lionixbv.nl.

Dolomite’s Microfluidic Application Centre helps turn microfluidic application concepts into commercial products. For more information, visit www.dolomite-microfluidics.com.

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