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Microfluidic Devices: Definition and Types

We have covered at length the important role microfluidics and microfluidic devices are playing across a wide range of industries. In this post however, we are doing a sort of…
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Applications for Droplet Microfluidics

The biopharmaceutical industry has seen a spike in demand to rapidly develop and commercialize medical diagnostic kits, and drug delivery systems in recent years. Enter Droplet Microfluidics. Droplet microfluidics are…
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The Rise of Microfluidics

We have previously discussed in-depth at how microfluidics work in various applications. In this post, we’ll cover why microfluidics and microfluidic devices are on the rise and seeing more use…
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Common Raw Materials Used in Micromachining

Micromachining is a process used to create highly precise and intricate pieces on a micron level scale. These parts are machined according to a high level of accuracy to fit…
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What to Look for in a Micromachining Company

Are you in the market for the best precision micromachining company to fulfill your product’s design requirements? Finding a trusted microfabrication partner can be tricky, especially if this is your…

The Evolution of Micromachining and Its Advantages

With the technology becoming more readily available and the demand for small and intricate parts increasing, micromachining is increasingly becoming an important precision engineering technique. But what is micromachining? And…
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How Precision Micromachining Impacts Medical Devices

Precision machining, at the macro level, has provided huge benefits and has transformed the approach of many industries including manufacturing, automation, robotics, and the aerospace industry. At the micro level,…
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Common Design Oversights

Nobody wants to deal with delays or mistakes, especially when it comes to the highly precise and delicate technique that is glass microfabrication. Often times these mistakes and oversights can…
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Why is Micromachining Needed

Micromachining is quickly becoming a big business. In the coming years, this industry is set to grow exponentially in order to meet industry demands for smaller and more intricate parts.…
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What is Bulk Micromachining

One of the benefits to the recent advancements of micromachining is the ability to make pieces and products at scale in bulk. This process is known as bulk micromachining. In…
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Laser Micromachining: A Torch Light To The Microscopic World

The advent and subsequent advancement in micromachining technologies and processes has allowed designers and manufacturers to create and fulfill many novel materials and parts. Laser micromachining offers micromachining engineers the…
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Laser Micromachining for Medical Balloon Manufacturing

Medical balloons are critical medical devices that require the highest manufacturing precision and quality. Balloon catheters, as an example, allow for a wide variety of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures; stent…
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Using Microneedles for Vaccine Delivery

Vaccinations are a hot topic in today’s news cycle. So we wanted to chime in on how microneedles, manufactured by an expert microfabrication engineer firm, can be used for vaccine…

Using Microcomponent Devices for Diabetes Testing

Those who have diabetes have traditionally self-monitored their glucose levels through finger pricks and putting a drop of blood into a glucose monitor. While this method has proven to be…
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Wearable Micro Component Health Sensors

Wearable health sensors, better known simply as wearables, combine advanced computer technology with our bodies. Companies like Google, Apple, FitBit, and ore are focusing on health monitoring. Most commonly, these…
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5 Tips for Getting a Micromachining Job Right the First Time

The growing need for production of miniature parts and feature continues to advance as technological and engineering capabilities increase. Medical, dental, mold making, fiber optics, automobiles, and other industries are…
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The Merging of Medical Devices and Pharmaceutical Industries

Advances in technology, specifically within micromachining, and growing demand for quality, low-impact healthcare increases, the line between medical device manufacturers and pharmaceutical companies is being blurred as new products seemingly…
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What is a Flow Cell?

Flow cells are a vital part in understanding cell counts, analysis, spectroscopy, immunoassays, genetic sequencing and more. At Citrogene, we specialize in manufacturing glass flow cells that allow for real…
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Types of Biosensors

Biosensors have found an increase in popularity across a wide variety of industries in recent years. From healthcare to ecological studies to drug development and delivery, Biosensors are seemingly everywhere.…
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What is a Biosensor & Its Applications

Advances in micromachining has lead to many developments in a wide range of industries. One such industry benefiting from microfabrication advancements is biotechnology, and in particular biosensor applications. In this…
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The Shadow Mask Method in Color CRT Monitors

When it comes to how a CRT monitor displays, there are two popular approaches. Those approaches are the Beam Penetration Method and the Shadow Mask Method. In this post, we…
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Why You Should Choose a Glass Microfluidic Chip

Microfluidic chips are devices used in microfluidic studies and applications in which microchannels have ben molded or patterned for a specific purpose. Microfluidic devices and chips are used in a…
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Microfluidic Drug Delivery Systems

Advances in microfluidics devices has allowed an increase in efficiency across a vast swathe of industries. One of the industries reaping the benefits of custom microfluidic devices is the pharmaceutical…
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Examples of Microfluidics Applications

Microfluidics Applications Advances in micromachining technology and more specifically advances in microfluidics, has allowed a vast number of industries to see practical applications of microfluidics. Since its emergence, microfluidics technology…
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What is a Microfluidic Chip?

Microfluidics has a wide range of applications across a vast swathe of industries. Microfluidics encompasses both microfluidic chips and microfluidic devices. In this post we’ll discuss what exactly is a…
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What is a microfluidic device?

Microfluidic Devices: Definition, differences between microfluidic chips and devices, and types of microfluidic devices. Microfluidic devices have a wide range of purposes. In this post, we’ll discuss the definition of…
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