Plastic/Glass Micro-Channel Chip Companies/Vendors/Foundries

Ke Wang curlwang at
Thu Aug 12 08:37:42 PDT 2004

Hi Kevin,

One vendor I know is BURLE INDUSTRIES, INC, though I've never tried. They
routinely make glass capillary arrays with regular closely-spaced pores
as small as 2 um in diameter.  These arrays can be designed with variable
spacing and pore diameters.

Hope this helps.


On Wed, 11 Aug 2004, Kevin Dean Ness wrote:

> Hello,
> I could use some help identifying possible vendors or commercial foundries
> to fabricate micro-channel plastic and/or glass chips.
> Any names of companies you can recommend would be very helpful.
> For those interested in more details about my specific requirements please
> read below.
> Thanks in advance for your help...
> Kevin Ness
> I will send them the mask layout for fluidic port locations (~500 um
> diameter) and the micro-channel top view layout (micro-channel details --
> rectangular geometry ~50 um deep x ~500 um wide).
> I would like them to fab fluid ports in top layer, fab u-channels in the
> bottom layer and fuse/bond the two layers together.
> If possible I would like electrodes fabricated in the fluid wells (for
> E-field) and the ability (NOT NECESSARY) to perform metalization (before
> bonding) at the bonded interface for temperature sensing and actuation.

Ke Wang
PHD Candidate
Department of Applied Physics, Stanford University

CISX B113-14
Stanford, CA 94305-4070

Phone: (650)723-8040

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