Cartridge Blister Pack Design for Diagnostic Reagent Storage
Blister pack technology allows onboard delivery of diagnostic reagents on a microfluidic chip where they can be dispersed through channels. Our team has more than 20 years of experience with reagent blister packaging for in-vitro diagnostic (IVD) laboratory and Point of Care (POC) microfluidic applications and can design a solution for your project.
A Variety of Consumable Reagent Storage Delivery Options
The process of incorporating blisters onto a microfluidic cartridge may seem simple. However, designing and manufacturing reagent blisters for long-term stability and reproducible volume delivery while minimizing introduction of air to the fluidic channels is quite challenging. Regardless of your needs we likely have a consumable reagents storage option that will fit your lab-on-a-chip needs. If not, our team can design a custom solution that effectively replicates your assay in a manner that can be manufactured cost effectively. We use empirical Finite Element Analysis (FEA) techniques to optimize blister volume to lower reagent costs and minimize opening and dispensing forces.
A Variety of Blister Pack Configurations
- Dome Blisters
- Custom Geometry Reagent Blisters
- Variable Size Blister Arrays
- Multiple Liquid Blisters
Custom IVD Reagent Pouch Design
Our specialty is developing sophisticated, accurate and cost-effective blister pack technology. We have developed novel methods of opening and controlling the dispensing of fluids with minimal force and high reproducibility. This translates to lower power requirements for instrumentation and tighter control of the assay being executed. We offer a variety of standard blister configurations with volume deliveries from 30 μL to 5 mL, but can also design custom, application specific blisters to accommodate nonstandard volumes, shapes, opening mechanisms and chip orientation.
Our capabilities are not limited to consumable design and manufacturing. We have an entire team specializing in usability testing for point of care diagnostic devices, and a full clinical research team that’s ready to perform necessary studies to validate your design and get it through regulatory approval. Companies often lose precious time shifting between partners, but we have all of these capabilities in-house, getting your device to market faster and saving you money.
IVD Consumable Cartridge Blister Manufacturing
Whether you need 10 or 10 million, we have the capability to scale your blister and consumable chip manufacturing as you grow. Our highly automated manufacturing processes for forming, filling and sealing ensures consistent reagent volumes, stability and performance while mitigating for contaminant bacteria, DNA, RNA and RNases. We are your best partner for molecular diagnostic development. Read more about our microfluidic blister manufacturing capabilities.