Microarray Development

Microarray Development

SCHOTT MINIFAB has the technology and capabilities to enable rapid implementation of custom formats on various substrate, including semiconductor, glass, polymer, graphene and other special materials.

Diagnostic Microarrays


As a work leader in microfluidic diagnostic consumables we have the knowledge and expertise to develop and manufacture the full scope of diagnostic arrays including DNA, protien and custom diagnostic sensors.

Lifescience Microarray

Life Science Research

Our lifescience scope includes DNA and protient arrays for genomics research, proteomics, drug discovery and development as well as agricultural and environmental science.

Glass Microarrays

Semiconductor Arrays

We produce arrays on semiconductor devices for DNA and Protein multiplex assays, and for sequencing technologies.

Example Semiconductor Platforms
  • MEMS
  • CMOS

Glass Arrays

We produce microarrays on glass devices for DNA and Protein multiplex assays. We work extensively with our in-house NEXTERION® brand of glass substrates and functional coatings to offer a greater range of customisation possibilities than our competitors.

Example Glass Microarray Platforms
  • Slides
  • Microtiter Plates
  • Coverslips
  • Other Custom Sizes
  • Multi-well Formats

Polymer Arrays

Microarrays produced on polymer substrates have gained popularity due to their advantages over traditional glass substrates. Polymer substrates offer flexibility, allowing them to conform to curved surfaces and enabling applications in flexible electronics and wearable devices. They are cost-effective in large-scale production for high-throughput screening and genomics studies. Polymer substrates can also provide improved stability, reducing the risk of sample loss or damage compared to some glass substrates. Customizable surface chemistries enhance probe immobilization and reduce non-specific binding, improving sensitivity and reproducibility.

Microarrays on polymer substrates have diverse applications. In genomics, they enable gene expression profiling, genotyping, DNA sequencing, and detecting genetic variations. Proteomics applications include protein-protein interaction studies, antibody characterization, and biomarker discovery. Other applications include drug discovery, clinical diagnostics, environmental monitoring, food safety testing, and agriculture.

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