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Watch Free Web Session: Deep Dive Into Microfluidics Manufacturing and Microarrays

Watch Free Web Session: Deep Dive Into Microfluidics Manufacturing and Microarrays

Watch Free Web Session
LIVE recorded on Wednesday, November 10th 2021

Join leading experts in microfluidic polymer and glass diagnostics for this deep dive into microfluidic diagnostics development. The two sessions blend commercial and technical subjects across IVD manufacturing and microarray development.

Session 1 (30 minutes): The Diagnostics Pilot Line - How to Bridge the Gap from Product Development to High Volume Manufacturing

In the course of bringing a fully integrated diagnostic consumable to market, the initial volumes of product needed are naturally low as a company works its way through testing, regulatory approval and early launch activities. Due to the lower volume manufacturing in this phase, manufacturing costs can be challenging if not prohibitive. Because of this, companies need the ability to launch a product with high quality and a commercially viable cost structure at lower volumes until the point is reached when demand for high volume manufacturing kicks in.  An important way to bridge this gap is to partner with a contract manufacturer that has the right pilot line production infrastructure in place. Therefore, understanding what the right infrastructure looks like is important in making such a decision.  In this presentation, participants will learn key factors to consider for pilot line manufacturing infrastructure and the role these factors play in enabling a commercially successful path to automated high-volume production. 

Session 2 (30 minutes): Performance challenges with advanced microarrays. How CVD enabled functional coatings can help.

Over the course of the last twenty five years, the utilization of functional coating chemistries on glass for medical diagnostic applications has advanced significantly. Although wet-chemical deposition and other methodologies have been and still remain important, recently this industry and its applications are evolving in ways such that more is needed to meet the demand for specific functionalities, increased performance and higher throughput. In this webinar, you will learn how Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD) enabled coatings can help with these challenges. This will include how CVD allows the production of standard alkoxysilane chemistries in a more customizable manner for improved functionality in applications with unique surface chemistry requirements.  You will also learn how CVD enables the coating of a wider variety of glass formats, including flat glass (e.g., biochips, slides, and wafers) as well as glass with structures (e.g., microfluidic channels, through-holes). 


Daniel Thompson
VP of Manufacturing & Infrastructure, SCHOTT MINIFAB
Daniel Thompson is the VP of Manufacturing and Infrastructure at SCHOTT MINIFAB, where he leads its global manufacturing activities. Over the course of his 14 year career with SCHOTT MINIFAB, Daniel has held various roles including Project Engineer and Production Manager. Daniel holds a master's degree in Biomedical Engineering, an Executive Masters of Business Administration, and a Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma. 
Spencer Perry
Americas Sales Manager (Nexterion), SCHOTT MINIFAB
Spencer Perry is the Americas sales manager for SCHOTT MINIFAB's Nexterion line of glass diagnostics. He has been supporting diagnostics and life science customers in this role since he joined Schott in 2018.  His academic background in Biology and Biochemistry, as well as his research associate experience in research and diagnostic labs, provide Spencer the technical basis necessary to support SCHOTT MINIFAB customers interested in improving existing assays or developing novel diagnostics.