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Dolomite's Productizing Science Competition 2013 Offers Scientists a Chance to Turn Microfluidic Innovations Into Successful Products
10/1/2013 10:25:20 AM
Royston, UK (1st October 2013) – Microfluidic specialist Dolomite is now taking
entries for this year’s Productizing Science® Competition. After the huge success
of last year's competition, the company is once again looking for innovative
microfluidics concepts to turn them into commercial reality.
The Productizing Science Competition was created in 2012 to help bridge the gap
between scientific innovation and commercial success. Offering a chance to translate
your microfluidic invention into a successful product, the popularity of the competition
lies in Dolomite’s track record of taking early stage technologies and turning them
into market-leading products.
Backed by Dolomite’s invaluable commercial expertise and in-depth understanding of
the international microfluidics market, this exciting competition gives you the chance
to develop your idea into a commercially successful product and share in the rewards.
The winning entry will benefit from the company’s outstanding R&D capabilities,
helping to take the concept or prototype through to a market-ready product.
In collaboration with one of last year’s winner Drop-Tech Ltd, a company formed from
an academic collaboration between Imperial College London and The University of
Cambridge, Dolomite has already developed Mitos Dropix, an innovative droplet
system providing a flexible and automated solution for droplet-on-demand
applications. Liisa van Vliet, Managing Director of Drop-Tech, commented: “In a
university environment, finding the time to convert an invention into a product is
often difficult. Dolomite knows and understands microfluidic droplet technologies and
had the engineering expertise to productize the solution.” The novel system which
features a patented droplet "picking" technology was developed in just under a year
and Dolomite is already taking orders for delivery in the beginning of 2014.
The second winner in 2012 was Dr. Jeff Martin at Novartis Institute for Biomedical
Research in Cambridge, MA, who has developed an integrated microscale analysis
system for proteomic studies involving limited amounts of cells. The system allows
detailed analysis of the proteins contained in samples of only 5,000 cells, which is far
less than typical current requirements for 1,000,000 cell samples. Dolomite is now
developing a disposable sample system for sample handling and processing, for use
by all scientists working in this field.
Entries for this year's competition close on the 25th of November 2013, so if you have
discovered some key science but are struggling to work out how to productize on the
idea – either financially, technically or commercially – then enter now! For more
information, visit www.dolomite-microfluidics.com/en/design/competition
The Dolomite Centre Limited
Established in 2005 as the world’s first Microfluidic Application Centre, Dolomite focused on working with
customers to turn their concepts for microfluidic applications into reality. Today, Dolomite is the world
leader in solving microfluidic problems. With offices in the UK and US and distributors throughout the rest
of the world, its clients range from universities developing leading-edge analytical equipment, to
manufacturers of chemical, life science and clinical diagnostics systems.
The Dolomite Centre Ltd
Unit 1, Anglian Business Park, Orchard Road,
Royston, Hertfordshire, SG8 5TW, UK
T: +44 (0)1763 242491
F: +44 (0)1763 246125
The Dolomite Centre Limited
Registered office: 27 Jarman Way,
Royston, Hertfordshire, SG8 5HW, UK
Company No. 05640084
Dolomite is pioneering the use of microfluidic devices for small-scale fluid control and analysis, enabling
manufacturers to develop more compact, cost-effective and powerful instruments. By combining specialist
glass, quartz and ceramic technologies with knowledge of high performance microfluidics, Dolomite is able
to provide solutions for a broad range of application areas including environmental monitoring, clinical
diagnostics, food and beverage, nuclear, agriculture, petrochemical, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and
chemicals. Furthermore Dolomite's in-house micro-fabrication facilities that include clean rooms and
precision glass processing facilities allow to prototype and test all solutions rapidly which ensures a faster
development cycle and reduces the time to market.
For more information please visit www.dolomite-microfluidics.com.
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