ALine, Inc. is a woman-owned and operated microfluidics engineering, rapid prototyping, and low to mid-volume OEM manufacturing firm that was established in 2003. The company was started in the founder’s garage, and now resides in a state of the art facility with 7500 sq.ft.
The company was founded to address the need for high quality, reproducible microfluidic prototypes, critical for bridging between a research focus, to a product and manufacturing mindset. One key component of that transition is to have tools and processes that reinforce the critical learning achieved with each design iteration by shortening the design-build-test cycle.
Our designs and processes were developed to enable rapid prototyping. Our design strategies ensure device fabrication variability does not impact functional performance.
Rapid means a less than five day turnaround time from receipt of your PO, even for complex builds.
We work in partnership with your team to help you win in the market.
Microfluidic Device Development
If you are a biologist and need a more reliable microfluidic to test your assay, or a biomedical engineer making home brew devices, we can take a drawing or even a schematic or sketch of what you need, and turn it into a reliable, easy to use manually operated device that will move your experiments forward.
Over 1-2 weeks, we would provide you with:
Design Rules & Toolbox of Functions
ALine has established a set of design rules and geometries that demonstrate:
Performance characteristics are supported by a series of technical publications, available through confidential disclosure. Visit the Technical Articles page to learn more.
Integrated Functional Solutions
Microfluidics provides a means for miniaturizing an assay workflow and porting it into a small total analytical system that is portable and rugged.
The Analytical Objective means the product achieves the sensitivity, dynamic range and limit of detection required for diagnostic application.
Scientific expertise in the physics and chemistry of microfluidics, and an in depth knowledge in bioanalytical systems are required to integrate the materials, biology, and engineering.
While many developers can mold and machine channels with great sophistication, few understand the underlying science which controls the analytical performance.
ALine brings years of experience in scientific disciplines including physics, bio-chemistry, microfluidics, materials science and various engineering disciplines to address all aspects of the microfluidic system.
We deliver not just a device, but industry know-how in product development.
A key component of device engineering is the ability to move quickly through the design, build, test cycle. As the program ramps late in the development process, our manufacturing processes scale without delay. Devices will arrive at your facility to keep pace with the program, one day turns are possible as needed.
Our focus on quality and scalability ensures that the analytical variability due to the device is minimal.
Our fluidic components are well engineered and can be dropped into your design without concern for changes in performance.
Whether you already have a design or just a rough idea, our team will work with you to provide design optimization for fabrication and offer engineered solutions to ensure the cost of the final device meets market needs.
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