Discover the latest in microfluidics, medical devices and manufacturing news from MiniFAB
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.
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.
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.
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.
Erol Harvey to present at MicroTAS
Join our Team
MiniFAB is on the hunt for two people to join our growing team.
This newsletter features the latest from MiniFAB, a report from our CEO Erol Harvey, details about the upcoming AACC conference, an interview with Project Engineer Matthew Springer and the latest news from our partners.
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.
This newsletter features the latest from MiniFAB, including an update from our CEO, the sad news of the passing of MiniFAB Board Member Prof. Ron Lawes, details about the upcoming AMP conference, as well as other save the dates and an interview with Business Development Manager Andrew Campitelli.
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.
This newsletter features the latest from MiniFAB, including an update from our CEO, information about our milling capabilities, details about the upcoming AusMedtech and AACC conferences and news from our partners.
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.
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.
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.
This newsletter features the latest from MiniFAB, including our best wishes for the festive season, a report from our CEO, a celebration of the company's 10 year anniversary, information about the upcoming Molecular Med TRI-CON, information about our bonding capabilities and a note about reaching a big milestone: the delivery of the 1,000,000th TearLab™ Osmolarity Test Card.
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.
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.
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.
This newsletter features the latest from MiniFAB, including details about the upcoming AACC 2012, a report from our CEO Erol Harvey and an announcement about his recent Entrepreneur of the Year award at the Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame, as well as information about tackling on-cartridge storage challenges using blisters and news from MiniFAB's global partners.
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.
MiniFAB at The Jackson Laboratory
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.
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.
In this newsletter you'll find information about MiniFAB at MD&M West 2012 where we'll be at Booth 828, our CEO report, information on TearLab’s Regulatory successes, and an update on the bionic eye project.