In the world of microelectronics, standards are well-established and have helped the industry take off. Over the past few years, people have mentioned the idea of microfluidics standards more and more often, and the European microfluidics community has started discussing the issue. Are these beginning signs of industry growth and maturation?
In line with this, Mark Crockett, Chair of the SEMI MEMS/NEMS Microfluidics Task Force, is leading an effort to identify needs for microfluidics standards:
The orientation, size, geometry, layout, and pitch of microfluidic ports has many variations. Establishing a standard in this area will allow for lower cost, greater automation, improved compatibility, and minimizing re-engineering.
This is a great opportunity to give input on what matters to you in microfluidics standards. To reach the survey, click here: http://www.keysurvey.com/survey/391327/15a3/
The results of the survey will be posted on this blog and on the SEMI website in January.