The Microfluidic Valley


Every skill in microfluidics in one company cluster



European Center of high Technology and Innovation


The largest private microfluidics research center in Europe, located in the heart of Paris

1000 m2 in the heart of Paris
We build the first private research center in Paris entirely dedicated to microfluidics research, enabling the collaboration on international research projects and continuous product development. Our scientific expertise, together with the world’s best state-of-the-art microfluidic technology has made us the world leader in microfluidics.
Multidisciplinary research projects
Our experts use their multidisciplinary skills in microfluidics, life sciences and physics to develop a solution to every complex biotechnological challenge.
International research collaborations
In order to understand the needs of the research community it is important to stay in close contact with researchers and know the challenges they face. Participating in national and international research projects allows us to strengthen our market insight and keeps us one step ahead.
Are you a researcher looking to valorize a technology or an entrepreneur who wants to create an innovative company?

Welcome to the Microfluidic Valley!

The combination of the expertise and knowledge of our members allows us to conduct microfluidic projects for a vast variety of applications. The Microfluidic Valley offers every skill you need for the implementation of your microfluidic project: From scientific counselling to chip design and fabrication, adaptable instrumentation, system validation and post-sale customer support. Our experts are here to help you plan and realize your microfluidic dream set-up.

Our Expertise


Technology

Microfluidic Chip Design & Fabrication
We are able to design and produce any PDMS or polymer chip for your microfluidics project. We also provide turnkey soft-lithography stations to enable our partners to produce their chips themselves.
Flow Control
We develop and provide the widest brand of microfluidics flow control systems. We have a flow control solution for any microfluidics application. We can provide and synchronize most complex microfluidics setups including pressure controllers, vacuum controllers, flow sensors, pressure sensors or matrix of valves. As part of a R&D consortium, we can also develop specific flow control instruments for your research topic.
Organs-on-Chip
This technology provides researchers with a window into the inner workings of humans: tissue structures and functions of the liver, lungs, gut, kidneys and other organs - even tumors - by cultivating cells on a chip. This is possible due to the development of 3D cell culture, microfluidics and 3D printing techniques. At the Microfluidic Valley the assembled expertise of our researchers enables us to design single and multiple organs-on-a-chip, creating a model to determine the individual fingerprint of patients when it comes to testing of new drugs. This way, we not only render personalized medicine more accessible but also contribute to the replacement of animal models in medical testing.
Personalized Nutrition
Microfluidics can are used for the composition of nutritional supplements with a defined formula for people with specific requirements, in order to avoid overdosing or deficiencies.
Optical Systems for Microfluidics
We develop and provide a brand of optical and fluorescence readers to detect and quantify objects in microfluidic devices. Our microfluidic readers enable both excitation and detection of fluorescent molecules as well as detection and counting of objects on microfluidic chips and capillaries. We can also develop specific optical instruments for your research topic.

Service

Worldwide Distribution Network
A huge goal of the Microfluidic Valley is providing the best products for every experiment in microfluidics. By working together with more than 50 distributors worldwide, we can provide the best microfluidic solution for every experiment.
Industrialization
Our experts at the Microfluidic Valley can help you assemble a complete microfluidic system for biomedical applications, originating from different companies.
Business development and training
You can develop your innovative idea with the support of entrepreneurs that have experience in company creation and can therefore give you the best advice on what to do - and what not to do!

Scientific expertise

Drug Discovery
We use microfluidics for drug testing, diagnostics and genetic processing. Conventionally used techniques could soon be outperformed by microfluidic chips that provide smaller volumes and fluid connections. In addition, completely novel applications without a macroscopic equivalent have been developed recently.
Sample Miniaturization
At the Microfluidic Valley, we develop innovative scientific instruments to accelerate your research. Miniaturization is a challenge faced by scientists in many research fields including bioanalytical chemistry, environmental sciences and engineering. The development of miniaturized alternatives to traditional sample preparation techniques offers environmentally benign analytical methods and requires smaller sample volumes for your essay.
Fast Medical Diagnostics
Owing to miniaturization, lab-on-chip devices are in a position to revolutionize pathology and medical laboratory work. The miniaturization of multi-step procedures like PCR, DNA microarrays, cell lysis and electrophoresis, enables the development of diagnostic devices for Point Of Care (POC) testing that can initiate the shift from traditional diagnostic tests in the clinical laboratory setting to near-patient settings.
Molecular Biology & qPCR Technology
We developed and patented the world fastest lab-on-a-chip technology for the molecular detection of viruses and bacteria, with a detection time of only 10 minutes. Using our qPCR system, we were able to detect Ebola and Anthrax in less than 8 minutes! If required, we can apply the world’s fastest qPCR system for the detection of any pathogen or application for your research project.
3D Cell Culture
We developed a microfluidics cell culture platform for fast drug switching during live cell imaging. We also developed a 3D cell culture system tackling the problem of comparing results from laboratory research on classic 2D cell models to real-life organ structures

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