Recovery from the pandemic has been aided by rapid, low-cost, decentralized sample-to-answer diagnostics that are changing the future of healthcare. The global microfluidic devices market is predicted to reach $34.5 billion by 2028.
SCHOTT MINIFAB, a wholly owned subsidiary of SCHOTT AG, announced enhanced service offerings and the opening of a new manufacturing facility at the 2022 AACC Annual Scientific Meeting + Clinical Lab Expo. The facility will open this fall in Phoenix, Arizona, offering diagnostic and life sciences companies an end-to-end solution to design, develop, manufacture, and scale-up their consumable devices.
SCHOTT MINIFAB’s ability to produce high-quality glass and polymer substrates and integrated cartridges has made it an industry leader. SCHOTT acquired Applied Microarrays Inc. in October 2021 and has since integrated AMI’s best-in-class high-density array printing capabilities into a new unified service offering.
“The facility will play an important role in our unique service offerings and provides companies a partner to advance the manufacturing of consumable devices, empowering patients and providers to get diagnoses quicker and more accurately,” said Greg Wolters, CEO of SCHOTT MINIFAB. “Rather than managing dozens of suppliers, companies can partner with SCHOTT MINIFAB to handle the complete lifecycle of product development under one roof so they can focus their efforts on innovation and reduce the total cost of goods.”
The purpose-built facility further enhances SCHOTT MINIFAB’s service offerings and significantly increases SCHOTT’s manufacturing capabilities in the United States to serve its global customer base.
Learn more about SCHOTT MINIFAB’s service offerings at booth 4331 at the AACC Clinical Lab Expo.
Pioneering responsibly together
These attributes characterize SCHOTT (schott.com) as a manufacturer of high-tech materials based on specialty glass. Founder Otto Schott is considered its inventor and became the pioneer of an entire industry. Always opening up new markets and applications with a pioneering spirit and passion this is what has driven the #glasslovers at SCHOTT for more than 130 years. Represented in 34 countries, the company is a highly skilled partner for high-tech industries: Healthcare, Home Appliances & Living, Consumer Electronics, Semiconductors & Datacom, Optics, Industry & Energy, Automotive, Astronomy, and Aerospace. In the fiscal year 2021, its 17,300 employees generated sales of 2.5 billion euros (US$ 3.0 billion). SCHOTT AG is owned by the Carl Zeiss Foundation, one of the oldest foundations in Germany. It uses the Group's dividends to promote science. As a foundation company, SCHOTT has anchored responsibility for employees, society and the environment deeply in its DNA. The goal is to become a climate-neutral company by 2030.