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Advancing Microfluidic Production at The Making Lab, Francis Crick Institute, through precision plasma treatment and PDMS bonding
Established in 2016, The Making Lab at the Francis Crick provides Crick-affiliated researchers with the expertise, training and tools needed to make devices to aid their experiments, while also acting as a forum to share expertise. Functioning as a collaborative hub, the lab hosts engineers, biologists, and industry partners, fostering innovative problem-solving in engineering and biomedical research. With hundreds of collaborative projects since its inception, the lab has become known for advancements in microfluidic devices, amongst others.
Fig 1 – A microfluidics device, courtesy of the Making Lab at the Francis Circk Institute.
The Making Lab houses a suite of cutting-edge tools to assist in the development their solutions. Amongst these is the Henniker Plasma HPT-100, a microprocessor-controlled benchtop plasma treatment system that is ideally suited to surface activation, cleaning, and modification of a wide range of materials including polymers, metals, glass, and ceramics.
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