MiniFAB News

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

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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Jul 2014

MiniFAB Newsletter Edition #13, July 2014

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.

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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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Nov 2013

MiniFAB Newsletter Edition #12, November 2013

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.

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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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May 2013

MiniFAB Newsletter Edition #11, May 2013

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. 

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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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Dec 2012

MiniFAB Newsletter Edition #10, December 2012

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.

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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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Jul 2012

MiniFAB Newsletter Edition #9, July 2012

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. 

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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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Feb 2012

MiniFAB Newsletter Edition #8, February 2012

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.

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