Biotech companies have made strides developing lab-on-a-chip (LoaC) technology — ever smaller chips that integrate laboratory functions for rapid diagnostic testing. Performing the precise manufacturing steps that these diagnostic consumables require, such as the application of coating or the printing of barcodes, is getting more difficult and expensive as miniaturization progresses.
SCHOTT now eases these challenges by offering NEXTERION® PreScora. These pre-scored substrates can undergo processing steps as a whole and easily be fashioned to their final size afterwards. This lowers production cost significantly while enabling diagnostic consumable and equipment manufacturers to leverage the performance advantages of a high quality glass chip.
NEXTERION PreScora is readily available in several glass types, including BOROFLOAT, D263, MEMpax, or B270 i, to offer manufacturers the optical, thermal, or chemical properties they require. A range of functional coatings can be applied to each type of glass, creating a fully customizable offering. Manufacturers can use standard equipment to process NEXTERION PreScora substrates and do not need to invest in expensive machinery.