Extending the Boundaries of Microfluidics

Technicolor’s latest leading role is as the breakout supplier of micro- and nano- based microfluidics consumables to the life sciences industries. Technicolor provides high quality quick-turn prototyping and rapid scalability for high volume manufacturing to speed development and product launch.

Leadership
World Class Prototyping, Molding, Fabrication and Optical Technologies

Rapid
Proprietary Processes that Speed Delivery

Global
High-Scale Regional Manufacturing and Logistics

Expertise
Innovation Center Located in Major Biotech Hub

EXPERIENCE, INNOVATION, EXPERTISE

Experience that Counts

As the world’s largest manufacturer of optical discs, Technicolor produces over one billion units annually and is trusted with the industry’s most sensitive Intellectual Property. Technicolor stays at the forefront of disruptive innovation with a dedicated Research and Innovation division underpinning a solid intellectual knowledge base and 100-plus year technology legacy.

Innovation that Matters

By applying its world-class innovation and infrastructure, leveraging its rapid prototyping and high volume manufacturing expertise, Technicolor is uniquely positioned to be your microfluidics prototyping and production solution.

Expertise that Resonates

Technicolor’s expertise has made us a world leader in precision injection molding, mastering, and replication. This minimizes your manufacturing risk and ensures continuous product availability with the highest quality. Couple this with the open communication and responsiveness of our team of biomedical professionals with many years of experience serving the medical diagnostic industry, and you’ll see the difference!

SOLUTIONS

A full solution from design for manufacturing and rapid prototyping to high volume production and complete logistics support.

Specific design elements  include: droplet generators, mixing channels and chambers, cell sorting and capture, filters, optical detection chambers, lenses, cell culture chambers, integrated hologram security features, nano/microarrays, precision through holes/vias, connection options.

EXPERTISE

Design and Development for Manufacturing and Assembly

  • Wide choice of Polymer Materials
  • Validation – process and specification conformance
  • Final product transfer to manufacturing

Mastering Process

  • Variable thickness photoresist direct recording process
  • Recording spot size of 250 nm, minimum recorded feature size of 500 nm
  • Highly precise, smooth walls, no machine tooling marks
  • Ability to incorporate Holographic Optical Elements (HOE), Diffractive Optical Elements (DOE) and Diffractive Lenses
  • Laser Lithography, DRIE

Injection Molding

  • State-of-the-Art Precision Injection Molding
  • Polymer materials – COC, COP, PP, PC, PS, PMMA and many others
  • Flexible prototyping capabilities to support custom form factors
  • Precise control of geometrical and optical properties

UV Curable Wet Embossing

  • Nanoimprint Lithography

Surface Treatments

  • Oxygen plasma
  • Corona discharge
  • Vacuum deposition / sputtering
  • Coatings: multiple metallization, surface chemistries

Bonding

  • Multiple bonding technologies supported including thermal fusion, film lamination, laser welding
  • Critical control of alignment, optical quality, flatness

Assembly / Packaging / Kitting

  • Our packaging solutions are capable of supporting a diverse range of product sizes and requirements to address any of your assembly and kitting needs
  • Custom printing options

Quality Assurance

  • Clean room fabrication and assembly facility
  • Process and specification conformance
  • Advanced metrology and microfluidics testing labs

Supply Chain Management

  • Our strategically-located global facilities provide flexible, scalable omni-channel solutions to meet the demands of seasonal and fast-moving product cycles.

LOCATIONS

Uniting Biomedical Expertise with World-class Precision Manufacturing and Innovation.

Microfluidic Innovation Center

Camarillo, California

Research and Innovation

Los Altos, California

Rennes, France

Manufacturing

Huntsville, Alabama

Guadalajara, Mexico

Warsaw, Poland