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Posted: May 02, 2012

Microfluidics Specialist Dolomite Joins Forces With LioniX

(Nanowerk News) Microfluidics expert Dolomite is pleased to announce its collaboration with LioniX B.V., a leading company specialised in applications for integrated optics and microfluidics incorporating a wide range of surface functionalization and IO sensing systems.
Dolomite and LioniX B.V. join forces in the areas of designing, developing and fabricating microfluidic devices and systems which enable them to expand the range of leading-edge customised solutions to their clients.
The agreement between the two companies establishes the following four core areas of collaboration:
  • LioniX B.V. will become a distributor for Dolomite's world leading standardproducts, including microfluidic chips, pumps, connectors, valves and accessories;
  • LioniX B.V. will adopt Dolomite's Multiflux® standard in their future chip designs allowing them to be used with Dolomite's industry leading connectors and interfaces which will provide customers with a flexible, cost-effective and time-efficient solution for reliable multi-way fluidic connections;
  • Microfluidic Consultancy: Both companies will combine their outstanding expertise in microfluidics and microfabrication offering customers a wide range of innovative processes such as Deep Reactive-Ion Etching (DRIE) of fused silica down to an etch depth of 500m, PECVD depositions of silicon oxides and silicon nitrides, as well as the integration of metal electrodes and insulators, which can be incorporated into customised microfluidic chips and devices;
  • Customers will have access to standard products developed by LioniX B.V. via Dolomite's microfluidic web shop.
  • "We are impressed with LioniX's technical expertise," commented Dr. Andrew Lovatt, CEO of Dolomite, "and are looking forward to adding their extensive fabrication processes to our design expertise to enhance our capabilities and market offering."
    "We are very excited about the partnership agreement with Dolomite," says Hans van den Vlekkert, CEO of LioniX B.V. "This new strategic collaboration will not only give both partners access to each other's world leading technologies but also enable us to extend our services we deliver to our clients, especially in the field of microfluidics."
    LioniX B.V.
    LioniX B.V. is a leading co-developer, manufacturer and provider of products and components based on cutting-edge micro/nano technology for its original equipment manufacturer (OEM) customers. The main focus markets include focuses on 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 as well as transfer to medium and high volume manufacturing. LioniX B.V. patented TriPleX™ waveguide technology for integrated photonics and microfluidics applications. TriPleX™ allows for extremely low-loss integrated optical waveguides for wavelengths in between 400 nm up to 2.35 8m, fabricated with CMOS-compatible equipment and suited for photonic integration on silicon or glass. For more information please visit www.lionixbv.nl
    The Dolomite Centre Ltd
    Established in 2005 as the world's first Microfluidic Application Centre, Dolomite focused on working with customers to turn their concepts for microfluidic applications into reality. Today, Dolomite is the world leader in solving microfluidic problems. With offices in the UK and US and distributors throughout the rest of the world, its clients range from universities developing leading-edge analytical equipment, to manufacturers of chemical, life science and clinical diagnostics systems. Dolomite is pioneering the use of microfluidic devices for small-scale fluid control and analysis, enabling scientists and engineers to develop more compact, cost-effective and powerful instruments. For more information please visit www.dolomite-microfluidics.com
    Source: Dolomite (press release)
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