The GDR (Research Group) on Micro and Nano Fluidics is an exciting and evolving initiative in the scientific landscape, focusing on the dynamic field of micro and nano fluidics. This community spans diverse scientific domains, including physics, process engineering, micro and nanotechnologies, (bio)chemistry, and biology. While its youthfulness and interdisciplinary nature provide unique strength, ongoing efforts in communication and collaboration are essential. The GDR Micro and Nano Fluidics serves as a framework for these efforts, building upon the CNRS's longstanding commitment to the field.
In a recent showcase, our team at Klearia had the opportunity to demonstrate our commitment to advancing microfluidics within the GDR Micro and Nano Fluidics community. The showcase highlighted our expertise in the fabrication of microfluidic chips and introduced Pandeno, a cutting-edge microfluidic device designed with integrated pumps, electrovalves, and flowsensors. Pandeno stands as a testament to our dedication to pushing the boundaries of microfluidic technology.
Pandeno is not just a microfluidic device; it represents a significant stride in the field. Equipped with precise PID control in its software, Pandeno ensures meticulous flow control, allowing researchers unprecedented accuracy in their experiments. This demonstration showcased Klearia's innovative approach to microfluidics and our commitment to making this technology more accessible.
This initiative aligns seamlessly with the goals of the GDR Micro and Nano Fluidics, promoting collaborative efforts and the exchange of ideas within the microfluidics research community. By presenting our work on microfluidic chip fabrication and unveiling Pandeno's capabilities, Klearia contributes to the broader mission of advancing microfluidics on both national and European levels.
Klearia's participation in this showcase reflects not only our technical expertise but also our dedication to driving innovation in microfluidics. As we continue to actively engage with the GDR Micro and Nano Fluidics community, we look forward to further collaborations and the collective advancement of microfluidic technologies.
The GDR strives to be a dynamic structure, representative of diverse disciplines, organized into six scientific themes overseen by the GDR's steering committee. The Micro and Nano Fluidics (MNF) Research Group, led by the Institute of Engineering and Systems Sciences (INSIS), plays a crucial role in invigorating the microfluidics community. Two primary initiatives drive its mission:
Firstly, the group aims to cultivate collaboration by facilitating interactions among various community actors. This includes fundamental and applied research teams, as well as private partners. By fostering these engagements, the MNF Research Group creates a conducive environment for idea exchange and potential innovative solutions.
Secondly, the group focuses on promoting multidisciplinary projects at national and European levels. Actively supporting projects that transcend disciplinary boundaries, the MNF Research Group contributes to advancing microfluidics on a broader scale. This involves identifying and nurturing projects with the potential for impactful outcomes, enhancing collaboration and knowledge exchange. The MNF Group also works on sustaining and strengthening microfluidics education. Additionally, it serves as a liaison between authorities and the community, addressing scientific policy and prospective issues in the field.