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ABOUT FLOW ALLIANCE

Our Story

An alliance brings out the best in all partners involved. The Flow Alliance is driven by three expert companies: Micronit, Axxicon, and Helvoet. We cover the full flow of polymer microfluidic consumables, from idea to high volume manufacturing.

 
 

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MEET THE FLOW ALLIANCE

How we work

Meet the members of the Flow Alliance and learn what we have to offer you. We will show you our core competencies, our toolbox, how we work, and our quality assurance.

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At Flow Alliance we look forward to becoming your partner for smart polymer and hybrid microfluidic consumables

 

FLOW ALLIANCE MEMBERS

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Innovative Lab-on-a-chip and MEMS solutions using micro- and nanotechnologies

Micronit was founded in 1999, with an initial focus on the miniaturization of devices using microtechnology. Currently, Micronit is the world leader in the field of innovative lab-on-a-chip and MEMS solutions that utilize micro- and nanotechnologies. Micronit offers a unique combination of microfluidics and MEMS expertise, from design to prototyping to manufacturing; materials, from glass to polymers, in silicon or hybrid combinations, and application know-how.

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Mold making and injection molding process development

Axxicon has over 30 years of experience in high precision mold making and injection molding process development, with a background in the optical media (CD, DVD, Blu-Ray) industry. Axxicon is specialized in the replication of microstructures and nanostructures that combine high optical requirements. As of 2010, Axxicon has served the microfluidics market by enabling the production of polymer microfluidic cartridges.

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Specialist in custom-made development and manufacturing of polymers and assemblies

Established in 1939, Helvoet Rubber & Plastic Technologies is internationally active in the custom-made development and manufacturing of precision rubber and plastic components and assemblies. Helvoet’s competitive advantage lies in the engineering and manufacturing of functional parts and modules for use in various application areas and markets. For assembled products, the application of innovative rubber, plastic, and assembly technology plays a prominent role.

 

YOU CAN RELY ON US FOR SMART POLYMER AND HYBRID MICROFLUIDIC TECHNOLOGIES AND VOLUME MANUFACTURING FOR YOUR FURTHER BUSINESS SUCCESS

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MAJOR BREAKTHROUGHS

With the help of microfluidics, science has managed to realise major breakthroughs in the areas of healthcare and life sciences. Think of in-vitro diagnostics, point-of-care diagnostics, food safety, environmental testing, development of medicines and so forth.

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POLYMER FOR HIGH VOLUMES

Many instrument makers opt for a polymer-based microfluidic consumable centred around costs and scalability. However, the road from first prototype to high-end volume manufacturing requires a thorough knowledge of microfluidics and materials. That’s our world and we’re happy to assist you in the development and manufacturing of your high-volume, polymer-based microfluidic consumable.

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COMPETENCES TO SUPPORT YOU

The Flow Alliance is at your side during every stage of your polymer-based microfluidic consumable project. Combining innovation and creativity with a robust development process to maximize the use of our proven technologies. With the combined expertise of our three-member companies forming a sturdy base, we can collaborate easily with you to develop your consumable with your goals and scalability in mind.

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HOW WE WORK

Our competences are drawn together by design, injection molding tooling and process development, prototyping, delivery of validation samples, and high-volume manufacturing.
The scope of a project is determined by what is best for you. From a molded substrate to a complete consumable including reagents, biomarkers, etc. 
One of the three-member companies will be your point of contact, making it clear and easy for you. Our way of working is valued as friendly and professional.