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Modular Organ-on-Chip

Technology Overview

This is a modular microfluidics device that allows easy and flexible configuration of microfluidic systems through the planar assembly of various standardized microfluidic modules, which perform specific functional operations applicable in cell-based assays e.g. cell culture, fluid delivery, pumping. This circumvents the limitations of integrated microfluidic systems and different modular microfluidic systems can be developed based on users' needs.

With the prototype developed and patent application filed, the technology provider is looking for research collaboration to validate the modular microfluidic device for specific applications. 

Technology Features & Specifications

The technology comprises of:

  • Polymeric Device Jacket System (DJS) for retrofitting microfluidic devices into a Tetris-Like (TILE) module
  • Intuitive user interface with snap-fit magnetic interconnects for joining different modules together
  • Planar assembly for compatibility with current bioimaging solutions.

 It is fully compatible with existing bioimaging solutions and can be used to study multi-organ systemic interactions. 

 

Potential Applications

  • Research
  • Agriculture
  • Chemicals
  • Cosmetics
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Agrochemicals
  • Consumer goods
  • Nutraceuticals
  • Food and beverages

Market Trends and Opportunities

The global organ-on-chip market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of around 69.4% over the next decade to reach approximately $6.13 billion by 2025. Some of the prominent trends include growing applications across several industries and increasing demand in drug screening.

Customer Benefits

  • Significantly reduce the lead time to design, characterize and optimize a microfluidic system for a given cell based assay.
  • Can be viewed easily under the microscope.
  • Minimal contamination risk.
  • Easily configured to study multi-organ systemic interactions.

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