Micronit, a Dutch fab house that has been engaged in microfluidics for over a decade, has a new and very user-friendly à la carte prototyping service for the microfluidics research and product development community called Miproto.
A prospective customer need only define the basics of their device, i.e. material type, basic processing on each substrate, size of devices & number required, and a price vs. quantity table quote is produced. I should be specific: produced in seconds, à la build-your-own-car webpages offered by most auto makers. A simple 2 substrate, single glass etch pattern design I entered with access holes and 1″ x 1″ devices generated a quote of €4792 for 18 devices delivered with a 3-week turn-around. That’s pretty good!