Expert insight: Surface functionalization

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Surface functionalization

In microfluidic product development, substrate materials most of the time need some modification to achieve the right surface properties. Surfaces can be functionalized by the application of a (localized) coating, which may contain biomaterials that are required for the assay that will be performed.

Expert insight

Maciej Skolimowski, our Surface functionalization expert, gives an insight in the various functionalization options and deposition techniques that Micronit can offer. Maciej says about this: “By choosing the right surface functionalization treatments, one can achieve the optimal surface properties to get the best results out of the (diagnostic) test that will be performed on the platform”.

There is a range of surface functionalization treatments. Choices are made based on intrinsic material properties and the demands of the assay the microfluidic product is used for. Would you like to know more about this? Then read Maciej's white paper, in which he discusses some of the most relevant surface functionalization processes and application methods. Download it now!

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About the expert

Maciej Skolimowski is Research Manager at Micronit. He joined this company in 2013 as an R&D Scientist. Maciej studied biotechnology at Warsaw University of Technology, received his PhD in Micro- and Nanotechnology at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), and worked as a postdoctoral researcher at DTU and at Groningen University (RUG). Maciej has extensive knowledge of microfabrication techniques, in particular of the fabrication of polymer microfluidics.