Microfluidic Diagnostic Laminates, or Lab-on-a-Chip Devices, are an optimized method for medical testing that require less fluid and materials. Microfluidic Diagnostic Laminates feature layers of innovative specialized materials and precise fluid channels to control the reaction of patient samples to chemical reagents. This is a miniaturization of what used to require an entire medical lab to complete and has earned this medical breakthrough the name “Lab-on-a-Chip". This mobile diagnostic tool reduces the time and cost to detect pathogens or genetic disorders, enabling faster and more accessible health care diagnosis and treatment decisions.
Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) Testing is also a critical aspect in the Microfluidic Diagnostic process. PCR Plates help manage hundreds of small samples in an array of fluid wells. PCR Test Plates are a necessary tool in containing and preserving these samples to ensure accurate and reliable diagnostic testing. Miniaturizing sample storage with efficient PCR Plates reduce handling by lab technicians and the overall time required to manage hundreds of tests.
The success of Microfluidic Diagnostic Laminates and PCR Plate Seals rely on selecting the right medical adhesives and material laminates to enable fluid flow through the device. By using a combination of adhesives with hydrophobic or hydrophilic substrates and films, Microfluidic Diagnostic Laminate designers move or seal fluid in a controlled manner to mimic established lab practices on a microscopic scale in a small plate or test strip. Reflective materials like aluminum film and optically clear adhesives assist in visual detection systems to further streamline the diagnosis process.
Medical laminates are enabled by medical precision converting capabilities as the vital role in fabricating reliable Microfluidic Diagnostic Laminates. The Lab-on-a-Chip device relies on accurate fluid path geometry, reliable adhesion between layers, and elimination of and protection from contaminants. PCR Plates require an effective film or foil to safely contain and consistently preserve samples. PCR Plate Seals can feature reusable or permanent adhesives with strong or pierceable films. Process consistency and certified clean rooms are a Medical Converter requirement to produce reliable Microfluidic Diagnostic Laminates.