TDSU 4: Lab-on-a-chip

The TDSU 4 provides cutting edge technologies, installed inside a clean room, for the micro-structuring of organic/inorganic materials and the fabrication of polymeric devices, mainly for biological and biophysical applications.


Services List

  • Substrate and photo mask cleaning (megasonic spin coater)
  • Thin film metal deposition (thermal evaporator)
  • Thin film deposition (spin coating)
  • Design and fabrication of master template, photoresist or silicon (photolithography or wet etching)
  • Step height and roughness analysis (profilometer)
  • Design and fabrication of microstructured polymeric surface (soft lithography on elastomer)
  • Design and fabrication of Microelectrode Arrays (MEA), (photolithography, thermal evaporation, lift off)
  • Design, fabrication and optimization of microfluidic devices
  • Design and fabrication of stamp for UV Nanoimprinting Lithography (UV-NIL)
  • Design and fabrication of stamp for Microcontact printing (µCP)
  • Surface micropatterning with protein
  • PDMS/PDMS ; PDMS/Glass ; PDMS/SU8 bonding
  • Control of the surface wetting properties through chemical and physical process (hydrophobic/hydrophilic)
  • Surface functionalization (Anti Sticking Layer)
  • Microemulsion production: water in oil (W/O) or oil in water (O/W) monodisperse micro-droplets
  • Design and production of microgel beads with tailored size, shape and stiffness
  • Production of protein-coated and DNA-coated microgel beads
  • Hydrogel beads functionalized with DNA primers for In-Drop single cell transcriptomics
  • Microfluidic device for cell/bead encapsulation in droplets (In-drop single cell transcriptomics)
  • Microfluidic molecules transfection into cell membrane (alternative to electroporation)
  • Liposome production by microfluidics

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