About BlackHole Lab

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BlackHoleLab softlithographyThe origins

BlackHole Lab has been created to provide turnkey soft lithography stations to research laboratories. In 2008, during their PhD in microfluidics,  BlackHole Lab founders saw the need for numerous laboratories to have their own microfabrication facilities in order to make their own chips quickly and easily. They developed in 2009 their first generation of soft lithography station for researches institutes in Paris and Philadelphia. After several years of improvement, BlackHole Lab now provides a full range of turnkey soft lithography station all over the world through the Softlithobox brand.

The BlackHole Lab approach

Usually, microfluidic chips are made in a clean room, but the purchase and maintenance of one is really expensive. So the tricky idea was to propose a set of equipment usable out of a clean room and with the same efficiency. After several years of research and tests, we found a well-thinking set of devices which are working together to give the best answer for microfluidic fabrication. But we are not stopping there ! We always improve or adapt our offer to keep at the cutting edge of technology. We have done the choice to gather numerous PhD inside the company to be as close as possible to our customers. Like that, we really understand the needs and issues of the field and can exchange on a really wide range of subjects. Finally, our dynamism enables us to be really responsive and flexible to any researchers requests.