About Minifab

About Minifab

We are the experts in microfluidic product design, development and manufacturing.

We have just one mission - to be the best in the world at creating success for you.

16 years, thousands of projects and millions of products delivered around the world.

We are a contract engineering firm providing custom development and manufacture of disposable polymer microfluidic and microengineered products.

We were established in 2002 and are headquartered in Melbourne, Australia, with offices in the United States and Europe.

Our internationally-renowned team of engineers, bioscientists and manufacturing experts have completed thousands of projects with clients worldwide.
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Quick facts

MiniFAB head office
  • Established in 2002
  • Headquarters in Melbourne, Australia
  • Satellite offices in Europe, US
  • Part of the SCHOTT group
  • Over 30 languages spoken in-house
  • People with over 300 years of combined micro-tech experience
  • Multi-disciplinary including physics, chemistry, biology, engineering, material science and commercialisation
  • ISO 9001 and ISO 13485 certified
  • 6000sqm building space
  • 1000sqm cleanrooms
  • 200sqm biolab areas
  • 350sqm injection moulding
  • Reagent preparation facilities
  • GMP

We are an ISO 13485 and ISO 9001 certified contract developer and manufacturer of polymer microfluidic devices for diagnostics, lifescience research and other applications. As the world’s #1 manufacturer* of polymer microfluidic products we have completed over 1000 projects worldwide and have earned a well-established track record of success. Headquartered in Melbourne we have dedicated offices in the US and Europe and, as part of SCHOTT, we're also represented in over 30 countries.

Throughout our 18-year history we have developed a flexible and proven engagement model designed to deliver commercially successful products on behalf of clients. Our exceptional engineering, bioscience and design teams and scalable infrastructure cover the entire spectrum of commercialisation from early-stage prototyping through to full-scale, high throughput manufacturing.

When it comes to microfluidic development and manufacture our unique mix of technology and infrastructure is second to none. Our 6000 sqm facility located in Melbourne includes significant cleanroom space, biolabs, prototyping labs, scalable pilot lines and large scale fully automated manufacturing.

* Status of the Microfluidics Industry 2019. Yole.

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Minifab is part of SCHOTT

Minifab is a wholly owned subsidiary of SCHOTT. As part of the SCHOTT, Minifab has the backing of a world leader in glass, including coated and uncoated substrates for diagnostic and lifescience applications.

With over 135 years of experience in technical glass manufacturing and more than 15 years in the production of microarray and lab-on-a-chip substrates, SCHOTT offers an extensive range of standard products and functional coatings for DNA, protein and cell applications. In addition, we also provide products to meet special customer requirements for unique formats, materials, coatings and markings.

Aside from world leading expertise in glass, being by SCHOTT provides Minifab with the support of an organisation of over 15,000 employees, 450 researchers and a turn over more than €2 Billion per annum.

Think big and we'll partner with you to make it happen.