Alfa Chemistry provides consulting and custom design solutions for customers who need to conduct microfluidic labs on chip prototyping. To help customers focus on microfluidics research, we have developed a wide range of customized products for flow control and fluid handling related applications. Our goal is to work with customers to develop their designs from concept to prototype to production.
We help you innovate to the smallest details to achieve your goals
The goal of Alfa Chemistry is to exceed your quality and reliability expectations. We understand that the goal of most microfluidic systems is to achieve a higher degree of integration than other methods, thereby reducing size and cost, and improving workflow efficiency and analysis speed. We rely on decades of expertise in microfluidic design and manufacturing to ensure that your microfluidic products will meet the most stringent repeatability standards while achieving world-class performance. You can enter the market faster and more confidently to achieve your goals.
Custom Design Process
We transform your idea from concept to manufacturing through a mature phased process. The process of risk reduction provides greater technical and commercial certainty at every step.
Our flexible participation model is designed to allow you to contact us at any time based on the current maturity of the product. At each stage of development, we strictly follow ISO 13485 regulations to achieve all these goals.
- Project Definition
We will conduct a thorough review of your existing concept to establish its feasibility and propose the key modifications needed to achieve a commercially viable manufacturable product. We evaluate product requirements based on experience and ability and formulate initial project plans.
- Feasibility and Concept
We isolate and resolve key risks by quickly designing and building test work packages. We focused on feasibility and listed all the requirements and specifications of the project. Usually, we will build a proof-of-principle prototype for laboratory testing.
- Design Validation and Verification
We perform design validation and verification to ensure that detailed design specifications meet design requirements. We will design and manufacture a series of prototypes and test and enhance them until they meet the specifications and have all the necessary functions. This process will generate a verification report for the verified and locked product design. We consider the scalable manufacturing process ahead of time to ensure that there are more options in the future.
- Transition from design to manufacturing
Our design and manufacturing departments work together to ensure the quality of the final product. They ensure that all processes are set up as a transition from design to manufacturing.
According to the manufacturing plan generated in the early stage, design, construct, install and test run all the infrastructure of the pilot line. We ensure that we will produce in agreed quantities and that the products meet all requirements.
Our Customization Development Capability
Glass has superior optical properties, hydrophilic properties, and stable properties, so it has become one of the most widely used microfluidic chip materials.
PDMS, also known as polydimethylsiloxane, is an organic polymer (structure containing carbon and silicon) widely used in the processing and prototyping of microfluidic chips. The PDMS material itself has the characteristics of high transparency, elasticity, superior air permeability, chemical inertness, and strong repeatability.
Polymer materials such as plastics have become the main materials for microfluidic chip processing. They have attracted more and more attention because of their superior processability, electrical insulation, optical transparency, surface modifiability, and sealability.
Paper-based microfluidic chips use paper as a substrate instead of materials such as silicon, glass, and polymers. This kind of analysis device is called a micro-lab on paper, also known as a microfluidic paper analysis device.
Electrophoresis chip is a micro-analysis device that uses micro-machining technology to etch microchannel network and other functional units on the chip to form an integrated system of sample injection, reaction, separation, and detection.
The concentration gradient microfluidic chip can form an accurate concentration gradient, and a series of complex concentration gradients can be obtained by changing the configuration design of the network channel and the concentration and combination order of the initial liquid flow.
Under the action of microchannels, incompatible liquids can form a series of microdroplets, and each isolated and non-interfering droplet can be used as a microreactor to complete the relevant biochemical reaction and detection.
In the process of new drug research and development, drug screening is to adopt appropriate methods for substances that may be used as drugs, detect their possible pharmacological activities, and provide experimental data for the development of new drugs.
Microfluidic technology has been widely used in the research of cell-related fields, including cell culture, cell capture, Cell differentiation, cell migration, cell fusion, drug metabolism, cell communication, tissue engineering, etc.
Organ-on-a-chip is a microfluidic cell culture device fabricated by a microchip fabrication method. The device contains a continuously perfused chamber with a multicellular layer structure, tissue interface, physicochemical microenvironment, and human vascular circulation.
Our products and services are for research use only.