PDMS replication station

 

Create your PDMS chips out of a clean room

With our benchtop PDMS replication facility, just take your master molds and duplicate PDMS devices directly in your lab. Our PDMS replication station includes all equipments to start your fabrication immediately.

A Turnkey offer to fabricate your PDMS chips

Our PDMS replication station is a turnkey offer, no need to acquire any additional equipment.
We adjust the offer, together, to be fine-tuned with your needs.

Benefits

  • Highly reproducible processes for your chip fabrication
  • Include a fully automatic plasma cleaner for PDMS bonding
  • A fast fabrication process and develop your chip in 24h
  • Take advantage of our knowledge for your soft-lithography process equipment

Included

Equipments

  • Complete air plasma system
  • Oven for fast PDMS curing
  • Desiccator for PDMS degassing

To do PDMS membrane a spin coater can be add in option.

Accessories & Chemicals

All chemicals (PDMS, Isopropanol, Acetone, etc.) and all lab accessories (glass slides, Petri dishes, disposable cups, stirring rods, scalpels, etc.) are included, in order to provide you the most complete set.

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We give you all the product references and providers information to refill your stock.

Support

Standard support pack: We take care of the after sale of all your instruments, we provide you microfabrication process-sheet and tutorials, we provide you 1 years phone assistance to answers any microfabrication questions you could have.

Extended support pack: In addition to standard pack our R&D team  install the softlithobox directly in your labs, we adapt on site all our microfabrication process to your needs and we train your team until there become ready to fabricate all your microfluidic chips.

Our specialists selected and adapted the best instruments to make them work together with reliable process. You can find here a short description of the equipment. Please don’t hesitate to contact us to have more information and keep in mind that we have several model to fit for the best your needs.

OVEN

Oven PDMS baking microfluidic soft lithographyNatural convention drying oven. Frontal panel with bimetallic fluid expansion probe thermo regulator. This oven sized for 4 inches wafer will allow you to cure your PDMS efficiently.

A device adapted for Soft-lithography applications

Size adapted to a Petri dish and to heat two molds at one time. Its minimum footprint enable fast pre-heating and small electric consumption. It is a really movable device and can be install everywhere.

 Major strengths:

  • Easy to use
  • Small footprint adapted to 150 mm Petri dish
  • Two internal shelves
  • Light warning during heating
  • Timer goes from 1 to 120 minutes

PLASMA CLEANER

Soft-lithography-plasma-cleaner-PDMS bondingThe first plasma cleaner designed specifically for PDMS bonding, this automated plasma enable to easily fabricate your PDMS microfluidic device. Thanks to its vacuum feedback loop,  this plasma cleaner automatically regulate the vacuum inside the chamber without need of hand tuning.

A device adapted for Soft-lithography applications

This plasma has been specially optimized for PDMS bonding, with glass or PDMS. Its unique vacuum feedback loop enable you an automatic and  reproducible PDMS bonding.

Major strengths:

  • Automatic pressure regulation for easy PDMS bonding
  • Low pressure drift gauge for reproducible process over time
  • Three RF power available
  • Numeric vacuum gauge
  • Removable quartz chamber for an easy cleaning

DEGASSING KIT

Dessicateur-PDMS-softlithobox-microfluidic degassingA degassing kit to remove bubble after PDMS mixing between monomer and curing agent. Composed of a desiccator and a vacuum pump, it’s an easy and simple kit  to degas before or after pouring on your mold and can also be used to remove air inside PDMS once your chip is made.

Degassing by using a desiccator remains the most used technique because it’s the simplest way and doesn’t need a high investment.

Major strengths:

  • Easy to use
  • Versatile equipment
  • Low cost

SPIN COATER (option)

 Spin coating microfluidic photoresist SU8 resin layer PDMSThis spin coater is compact and packed with advanced features. It works with wafer up to ø150mm and 5″ × 5″ (127mm × 127mm) substrates. This spin coater is perfectly fine-tuned to do controllable and repeatable PDMS membrane.

A device adapted for Soft-lithography applications

Its compact size with the little panel control attached make the device really movable. Easily connected to PC via Bluetooth, you can saved and named your recipe.  Can be used with SU8 to make mold as such as the PDMS to make membranes.

Major strengths:

  • Designed specifically for ease-of-use
  • Simple to program from the operator panel or your PC
  • Ability to set complex sequence with several accelerations and speeds
  • Non clogging system for extended lifetime
  • Low vibration
  • Speed up to 12000 rpm
  • Provided with wafer centering tool

AN ADAPTIVE OFFER!

Since each laboratory is different, since each research is unique, we do adapt the offer to be as close as possible of the real need. We discuss together what will be the best efficient facility and thus add or remove equipment, accessories, chemicals…

Do not hesitate to ask one of our technico-commercials to make an assessment of your facility and to advice you on your project.

OPTIONS

We have created basic offers with everything needed to have a complete working set, but some options or some modification can be done to fit better your needs. Please don’t hesitate to have a look on our entire product range .

Besides this we gather here a selection of side equipment more suitable for your PDMS station.

Air compressor

air compressor microfluidic microfabrication processA fitted air compressor up to 8 bar to replace any gas line of your lab.

Vacuum pump

vacuum pump microfluidic microfabrication process-150x150A small vacuum pump to replace any vacuum line in your lab to allow degassing and also maintain strongly any substrate on your spin coater.

Ultrasonic bath

sound-wave-bath PDMS cleaning microfluidic microfabrication processTo have a prefect cleaning at any step of your process.

Centrifuge

centrifuge PDMS epoxy degassing microfluidic microfabrication processA smart alternative to degas your PDMS in 2min.

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For general information

For further information, do not hesitate to contact our team of experts:

contact@blackholelab.com or phone: +33(0).782.831.207

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For a proper quote

If your project is almost clear in your mind, you can fill our contact form below.

Do not hesitate to call us if you need assistance: +33(0).782.831.207

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