The SphereJet™ system combines drop-on-demand, pressure assisted drop-on-demand, and continuous ink-jet drop generation methods that were developed in MicroFab’s research into ink-jet manufactured drug loaded microspheres. MicroFab has taken the three ink-jet based microsphere production methods and combined them into a single bench top research platform. The SphereJet™ system can be used to develop new materials and protocols based on the solvent extraction/evaporation method of microsphere manufacturing.
MicroFab’s development of olfaction measurement tools, a collaboration with NIST on precision vapor generation (link), and the basic research in a Phase I SBIR grant funded by NSF were used to develop our VaporJet™ precision vapor generation system. In this system, dilute solutions of explosives are deposited on a heater where they evaporate rapidly. The resulting vapors are carried to the outlet by gas stream controlled by a mass flow controller. Continuous or dose operation are available.
Phase I SBIR award on ultra-low volume crystallization
MicroFab receives a two year Phase I SBIR award from the National Institutes of Health for the development of an inkjet-based instrument to perform ultra-low volume crystallization screening of brain-derived GPCRs using the highly effective in meso lipid cubic phase (LCP) approach.