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Innovation

30 Years of Innovation

MicroFab Celebrates 30 Years of Innovation in Digital Microdispensing Technologies

1988

Developed manufacturing of first medical diagnostic test using ink-jet, for Abbott Labs; over $4B in product shipped.

Demonstrated the use of ink-jet in printed electronics.

1991

Developed & patented high density, integrated array ink-jet printhead with spot size modulation for Compaq/HP.

1994

First to ink-jet deposit DNA microspot array. Demonstrated & patented ink-jet printing of molten solder.

1995

Demonstrated & patented ink-jet printing of micro-optical elements.

1997

First to ink-jet print nano-metal inks and live cells.

Developed & patented ink-jet precision vapor generation for medical diagnostics, virtual reality, and calibration of explosive & drug detectors.

1998

First to ink-jet PLED and phosphors for displays.

1999

First to ink-jet print structures for tissue engineering. Launch of highly successful Jetlab® Printing Platform family.

2000

First to ink-jet print carbon nanotubes.

2003

First to ink-jet print organic solar cell. First OFET display backplane, fabricated using MicroFab equipment.

2004

R&D 100 award for Shimadzu’s Chemical Ink-Jet Printer (proteomics), with MicroFab components as the key technology.

2006

Drug coated stent, manufactured using MicroFab equipment, approved in Europe.

2009-2014

Delivered Jetlab® to NIST with integrated, automatic calibration for printing explosives detector standards.

Dealer network established that includes UK, France, Japan, China, Taiwan, Korea, Singapore, & India.

MicroFab issued 42nd patent, inventors on 27 customer patents.

JetLab Printing Platforms installed in premier national research organizations in US, China, Russia, Taiwan, India, Singapore, Argentina, Korea & Saudi Arabia.