A major turning point was participation in the Human Genome Project.
In the relentless technological pursuit of maximizing the possibilities of engineering plastics, Enplas has unveiled a previously unseen new world of life sciences.
The opportunity came with participation in fundamental research with microchannel plates to investigate DNA in the 2001 launch of the Human Genome Project started by the University of Tokyo and RIKEN.
Later in 2007, we achieved mass production of high-precision, high-performance microfluidic chips, where through joint development with universities and businesses around the world, we have contributed to the realization of life science-related products.
Development of biochemical equipment you can only expect from a plastic component specialist.
We offer a wide range of product items that fuse ultrafine precision molding and processing technologies, including high precision, high performance nanometer level microfluidic chips and endotoxin-free items. From biochemistry, electricity, and fluid, to machinery and optics, a wide knowledge base versed in an array of fields is required, and precisely because it is a challenging field for mass production, this is where Enplas shines.
Working from our core technologies of mold design, manufacturing and evaluation, we can answer requests for prototypes, or even mass production of dedicated lines. Another one of our strengths is the ability to make full use of evaluation technology together with our customers, using a variety of angles to perform consulting in anticipation of mass production.
For biology applications, we perform development and design, prototyping, and manufacturing of high-precision, high-performance plastic microfluidic chips. From development and mass production, to setting-up evaluation systems, a wide range of customer support is available.
With a fully automated line we’ve established a validation system for manufacturing processes and environments that meets strict cleanroom standards. We manufacture products with contaminant levels below 0.00013 EU/mL, generally regarded as the measuring instrument detection limit. We offer a range of high-grade endotoxin-free pipette tips for in vitro diagnostics and various scientific instrument applications.
Microfluidic chip development milestone
We have been engaged in the technical development of plastic microfluidic chips since 2001. Here is an introduction to the history of technological achievements, and our mass production capabilities.
A prototype lineup customers can choose from according to their needs.
For smooth transition to production, it is possible to carry out prototyping utilizing various types and grades of plastics.
For the prototyping method, customers can choose from injection molding, embossing or machine processing.