The TearLab success story began in 2007 when Minifab was approached to help turn the early stage eye health concept into a commercial product.

The relationship between TearLab and Minifab came at a pivotal moment. Prior to this partnership TearLab had invested considerable time and money with another developer / manufacturer only to be told that the concept was unworkable. Many other microfluidics experts had also voiced the opinion that the product was a technical impossibility.