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An integrated modular service for microfluidics

An integrated modular service for microfluidics

Objective

The vision of µBUILDER increase the commercial success and competitiveness of European SMEs by introducing mixed technology devices and sub-systems as key components in their products. In order to achieve this vision µBuilder will develop and provide industry, especially SMEs, but also academic research an easy and cost-efficient access to mixed technology manufacturing, design & engineering services and advanced tools. The focus of the service is on mixed technologies for micro fluidics.

The goal of the µBUILDER is to establish an integrated service, offering:
- Cost efficient access to mixed-technologies based on:
a) silicon/glass technology through multi project fabrication
b) polymer technology
c) various qualified add-on processes, like bio-functionalisation, functional films, hydrophilisation, etc.
- Easy access to qualified microfluidic components and systems through a modular development platform
- A commercial infrastructure for design & engineering services, advanced tools and mixed technology manufacturing through one single customer interface
- Pre-normative standards for the integration of different components and technologies, specified in a master design handbook
- Joint promotion and training activities in order to ensure that the service will be able to reach the whole European market

The µBUILDER project will deliver:
- A technology platform for the realization of mixed silicon, glass and polymer devices and systems
- A master design handbook
- 7 qualified add-on processes to add flexibility and functionality to the standard processes offered
- 2 application oriented demonstrators
- 7 modules for the micro fluidic development platform
- 12 MPW runs completed
- A survey and a roadmap on mixed technology
- 3 Coventor foundry modules/process design kits
- Training modules for the technologies and services offered by the partners
- A basic microfluidic training course developed and approved (MSc level)

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STIFTELSEN SINTEF

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BUDAPESTI MUSZAKI ES GAZDASAGTUDOMANYI EGYETEM

Hungary

CONSORZIO PER LA RICERCA E L'EDUCAZIONE PERMANENTE, TORINO

Italy

COVENTOR SARL

France

HAHN-SCHICKARD-GESELLSCHAFT FUER ANGEWANDTE FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

HOEGSKOLEN I VESTFOLD

Norway

INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES SENSONOR AS

Norway

THINXXS MICROTECHNOLOGY AG

Germany

TRONIC S MICROSYSTEMS SA

France

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 027175

  • Start date

    1 April 2006

  • End date

    30 September 2009

Funded under:

FP6-IST

  • Overall budget:

    € 5 610 812

  • EU contribution

    € 3 200 000

Coordinated by:

STIFTELSEN SINTEF