Project periode: 2016-2019

Project summary:

Driven by global trends that are increasingly favoring personalized medicine and Point-of-Care testing, a steadily increasing demand exists for miniaturized analytical systems. At the same time, the use of cell-based assays is gaining more importance, due to efforts to reduce the costs of drug development and the number of animal experiments. The adoption of such bioanalytical systems by industry and their eventual commercial success will be greatly dependent on the implementation of new, cost-efficient production technologies.

The R2R nanoimprint lithography (NIL) has been used to develop microfluidic systems that enable precise assays and fast and cost-effective analysis. The polymer consumables for lab-on-a-chip devices were produced in large quantities on a pilot scale.

  • Microfluidic simulation
  • Design and layout of your lab-on-a-chip, lab-on-foil, in-vitro diagnostic chips
  • Mastering of small-scale nanometer and micrometer structured stamps
  • Master upscaling to large area shims and roller-based reproduction
  • Material development well-adapted to your applications
  • Customized surface modification and bio functionalization

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RTO Institute

Joanneum Research Forschungsgesellschaft mbH

RTO Contact

Dr. Martin Smolka (MATERIALS, Sensors and Functional Printing)

Franz-Pichler-Straße 30, 8160 Weiz, Austria

+43 316 876-3419

Research area

Advanced Manufacturing Technologies



This project has received funding from the European Union`s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement n° 646260.