CUSTOM MICROFABRICATED DEVICES
eNUVIO can help you with your project from scratch, according to your needs. Most projects start with a question to answer, a problem to solve. We can design your custom microfabricated device or help you with the design in a collaborative manner. Our approach is very flexible to adapt to each situation. Although our expertise lies mainly within the field of life sciences in terms of applications, our team has various scientific backgrounds and we are happy to help other scientists in any field to get their project moving forward.
DEVELOPMENT & PROTOTYPING
To transform an idea into a working product, R&D and several design iterations are often required. With a team full of researchers, scientists and engineers, we love doing R&D at eNUVIO! We are here to help you with your projects. We can prototype devices with a rapid turnover in our industrial cleanroom using microfabrication processes and our proprietary fabrication methods. Depending on the project, testing can be performed in-house or samples can be shipped to you for testing the designs.
No matter if you require only a few custom devices or if you need large batch production, we adapt to your needs. Production is performed within the walls of our cleanroom to limit sub-micron particles and improve the quality of the products. Our team has vast experience in producing devices with features in the 1μm range. Devices can be bound to glass or other materials. They can also undergo surface modifications (e.g. hydrophilicity) using chemical treatments, vapor deposition, UV exposure and plasma technology depending on the end-user application requirements.
eNUVIO’s expertise is found at the intersection between physics / engineering and biological sciences. Our team has a long history highlighting this multidisciplinary approach, while developing new methods and devices to study biological questions. Among our toolbox, microfabrication methods have proved to be particularly useful and efficient in solving life science related problems, with feature-size capabilities matching the dimensions of the biological cells.
From standard photolithography to RF sputtering and plasma technologies, our experienced team applies a variety of microfabrication processes when making a device, all within our own cleanroom. In many cases, microfabrication can often be complemented with other non-micro fabrication methods, as our expertise and knowledge extend to various field, such as electronics, lasers and 3D printing.
Most devices we produce are made of polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS). In addition to using standard soft lithography methods, we apply our patented technology developed in-house and our proprietary manufacturing method for large volume and for devices with high aspect ratio. This method involves tooling and molding techniques unique to eNUVIO, allowing us to quickly build complex devices that would be otherwise impossible or very difficult to make.
HIGH ASPECT RATIO
We use a unique molding method that allows us to fabricate devices with very high aspect ratios. For instance, one of our ready-to-go products has a 0.5 mm wide feature that reaches over 12 mm in height.
PATENTED FABRICATION METHOD
Using our patented technology, we are able to manufacture complex structures comprised of thin layers (< 20 μm).
Thanks to the wide variety of knowledge of our team members, we approach challenges from many different perspectives, think "outside the box" and find creative solutions.
From the design and fabrication method to the end-user application and experience, we are committed to paying great attention to the details of every product we make, and to all the projects we engage in. We believe this is the best way to help ensure your project is a success.
With all the facilities and equipment right beside our office desks, we can iterate quickly and avoid many unfortunate delays.
Being able to perform the R&D and production in-house also means avoiding some costs. Our proprietary fabrication methods are time-saving, therefore $-saving.