MiniFAB News

Discover the latest in microfluidics, medical devices and manufacturing news from MiniFAB

Sep 2017

Procurement Officer

This is a newly created role and will support the Procurement Manager for all procurement and inventory activities. This role is integral in ensuring the procurement process is adhered to and managed with the current ERP system. The role will also play an important part in identifying and implementing continuous improvement in the procurement function and will work closely with other key stakeholders in the business.

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Mar 2017

Senior / Principal Engineer

The Principal Engineer is responsible for supporting all engineering activities within the Product Development team. This will include consulting into projects, mentoring the engineering team, and implementing strategic projects to enhance MiniFAB’s service.

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Nov 2016

MiniFAB proud to be a sponsor of MedTech's Got Talent.

MiniFAB is excited to announce that for 2016 they are again a foundation sponsor for the Medtech’s Got Talent challenge. 

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Jun 2016

Next generation’s innovators

Children from a local Melbourne primary school have won 1st Prize for Strategy & Innovation at the 2016 First Lego League Trash Trek Open European Championship. 

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May 2015

First in human trials of MVG bionic eye

The Monash Vision Group this week announced that they will run the first in human trials of its cortical implant bionic eye in 2016

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Feb 2015

Join our Team

MiniFAB is on the hunt for mechanical engineers to join our growing product development team.

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Dec 2014

It's that time of year again

As 2014 comes to a close, on behalf of all the team here at MiniFAB, have a fantastic festive season, happy holidays, and all the best for the New Year! We're looking forward to another fantastic year in 2015, working with our clients and partners to develop and manufacture world-leading microfluidic solutions.

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Dec 2014

Direct to Brain Bionic Eye Closer to Human Trials

The Monash Vision Group has received a further $3 million in funding to continue its work developing a direct to brain bionic eye to assist the more than 500,000 Australians considered legally blind. With this the team can continue its innovative work, with an aim to reach human trials in 2015.

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Nov 2014

Understanding the Pathways from the Laboratory to Real World Products

At this year's Lab-on-a-Chip Asia in Singapore MinIFAB CEO Dr Erol Harvey presented on 'Understanding the pathways from the laboratory to real world products'. Browse through Erol's slides here.

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Oct 2014

Vote for your favourite sensing technology!

The $2.25 million Nokia Sensing XCHALLENGE is calling on the public to vote and help determine the winner of this global competition for sensing technology innovations. The competition heralds a future where everyone has access to affordable, personalised healthcare through sophisticated sensing technologies that put individuals in charge of their own health.

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Oct 2014

Erol Harvey to present at MicroTAS

At the upcoming MicroTAS conference in San Antonio, Texas, MiniFAB's CEO Dr Erol Harvey will be presenting on 'Understanding the pathways from the laboratory to real world products'.

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Sep 2014

Join our Team

MiniFAB is on the hunt for two people to join our growing team.

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Nov 2013

In Memoriam

It is with great sadness that we note the passing of MiniFAB Director, valued colleague and dear friend, Professor Ron Lawes. A larger than life character, Ron was one of the pioneers of microengineering who has left a lasting impression on the subject. He was a treasured mentor and colleague who was fearless in his views and robust in his arguments. Sometimes contentious, Ron was always generous with his time and shared an infectious enthusiasm for the advancement of the technology and its commercial application.

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Oct 2013

Happy Birthday MiniFAB

On this day 11 years ago MiniFAB opened its doors for the first time. From a small start-up to a world-leader in product development and manufacturing of micro-engineered products, MiniFAB has travelled a rewarding, challenging and sometimes winding road to get here.

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Mar 2013

Five Tips for Successful Commercialisation of Lab-on-a-chip Diagnostics

Erol was caught on tape last year at the Lab-on-a-chip World Congress. Watch his presentation on ‘Five Tips for Successful Commercialisation of Lab-on-a-chip Diagnostics’ here.

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Feb 2013

MiniFAB at Molecular Med TRI-CON

MiniFAB will be exhibiting at the Molecular Med TRI-CON 2013 for the first time this February (11-15 February) in San Francisco, CA.

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Dec 2012

The 1,000,000th Tearlab Osmolarity Test Card

MiniFAB and Tearlab Corporation have celebrated the delivery of the 1,000,000th TearlabTM Osmolarity Test Card earlier this year. Tearlab’s Vice-President of Manufacturing and Engineering, Steve Zmina, presented the MiniFAB Production team with a plaque of achievement while in Melbourne in November.

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Sep 2012

MiniFAB to present at Lab-on-a-Chip World Congress

MiniFAB will be presenting and exhibiting at 2012 Lab-on-a-Chip World Congress (25-26 September) in San Diego, CA. MiniFAB will have a significant presence at LOACWC, with a platform presentation, poster presentation, and exhibit booth.

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Sep 2012

New look for MiniFAB.com.au

MiniFAB has announced the launch of their newly revamped website at www.minifab.com.au ahead of their participation in Lab-on-a-Chip World Congress 2012 in San Diego, CA next week.

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Sep 2012

Plastics Industry Awards

MiniFAB was selected as a finalist in the Plastics Industry Export award category at the Plastics Industry Achievement Awards 2012. The awards ceremony coordinated by PlastixANZ was held September 12 in Melbourne.

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May 2012

MiniFAB at The Broad Institute

MiniFAB will present a seminar on designing, prototyping, developing, and manufacturing polymer microfluidic devices at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard on Monday, May 14, 2012. With a group of the Broad Institute’s expert scientists and engineers, MiniFAB’s CEO, Erol Harvey, will discuss advances in polymer microfluidics.

 

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May 2012

MiniFAB at The Jackson Laboratory

This May MiniFAB will present a seminar on the advances in polymer microfluidic devices for sample preparation, handling and diagnostics for point-of-care, laboratory, and in-field applications at The Jackson Laboratory

 

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May 2012

Entrepreneur of the Year

MiniFAB Founder and CEO, Erol Harvey, was named the 2012 Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame, Enabling Technology Entrepreneur of the Year award. This award recognises Dr. Harvey’s contribution, leadership and achievements in embracing enabling technologies in manufacturing.

 

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Feb 2012

TearLab News

Early this month TearLab announced that they had received communication from the FDA indicating that the Agency had approved its petition for a waiver under CLIA for their Osmalarity System.

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