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Lab-on-a-chip technology

Technologies developed by Klearia are based on exclusively patented microfluidics.

The innovative power of Klearia’s microfluidic technology lies in its application on a lab-on-a-chip. Labs-on-a-chip are devices of a reduced size for monitoring of tiny samples. This technology is commonly used for pregnancy or glucose tests.

Microfluidics is a multidisciplinary field that combines physics, chemistry and biochemistry, biology and biotechnology, engineering and nanotechnology.

It is primarily utilized in systems where low volumes of fluids are processed to achieve multiplexing, automation and high-throughput screening. Microfluidics allows the precise manipulation and control of fluids that are geometrically constrained to a small, typically sub-millimeter, scaleOur exclusive and patented technology lets us develop instrumentations on a chip and nanostructured surfaces.


Microfluidic sensors allow electrochemical detection and send out a signal that is translated into a message that can be easily interpreted by the end user.

It is popular in industries dealing with environmental or health issues, as well as agribusiness, biology, or industrial production sectors.

Low temperature bonding

 

Bonding refers to the possibility to unite two or more substrates. Glass lab-on-chips are typically manufactured with a high temperature bonding (between 700°C for Pyrex transition, and 1 100°C for fused silica transition). However, high temperature bonding makes instrumentation or embedded technologies delicate because only high temperature fusion materials such as ITO, Pt, Au and Cu can be integrated on chips.

With its capacity to innovate, Klearia has overcome this technological limitation and has developed a technique to bond at a temperature between only 100°C and 300°C.
This allows the integration of materials for embedded technologies, and in particular termodegradable substances, such as carbon or nanostructured gold.

 

Electrochemicals sensors LabInGlass®

Klearia manufactures devices of one microfluidic channel allowing multiplexing detection. Each microfluidic channel is fitted with 1 sets or more of 3 electrodes (working electrode WE, counter electrode CE and reference electrode RE). Due to our exclusive and patented technology, we are able to propose different materials for electrochemical sensors: gold, platinum, ITO or carbon electrodes.