Microfluidics: Leti spearheading standardization
Categorie(s) : Innovation & Society, News
Published : 1 October 2018
Since May, Leti has been coordinating the development of microfluidics standards at the EU (CEN) and international (ISO) levels. The lack of standards is a challenge to the continued development and growth of labs-on-chip for healthcare, environmental monitoring, and food manufacturing. The standards-development efforts will align what startups, manufacturers, and academic research labs working in the field are doing. Leti is not starting from scratch. From 2014 to 2017 the institute was part of the EU MFManufacturing project consortium, which was also working on the same topic. Leti is also a partner in Makefluidics, an international consortium of microfluidics stakeholders that picked up where MFManufacturing left off. The institute’s work will now be organized around twice-yearly workshops for between 60 and 80 people. The first standards could be issued within a year or two.
Learn more: http://www.makefluidics.com/en