The company has made microfluidic circuits for medical and industrial clients including applications such as lab-on-a-chip, DNA sequencing and synthesis and cancer diagnostics.
The company is extending its capability to include:
Noble metal electrode arrays
Inorganic layers for surface passivation and protection
Deep silicon trenches and cavities
Bonded silicon or glass lid wafers
Polymeric fluidic structures
Customers will now be able to re-use existing process IP in these areas. X-Fab foresees applications in MEMS solutions for drug administering, flow metering and pollution monitoring.
"We are seeing a growing number of requests to implement silicon-based microfluidics. As a consequence, our engineering team is striving to bring two worlds together; so that medical OEMs' deep understanding of physiology and fluid analysis can be combined with X-Fab's knowledge of high-volume semiconductor manufacturing technologies," said Volker Herbig, vice president of MEMS business at X-Fab, in a statement.
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