Microfluidic Devices

When developing a microfluidic device, there are many factors to consider: channel designs and sizes, control over critical dimensions, layer alignment, which type of materials or lithography processes can be used, etc.

Think of what an experienced partner can do for you, imagine your development further down the road. Don’t you want a flexible development and reliable manufacturing company to ensure your device is brought to volume and to market quickly?

Our experts are here to think along with you and accelerate your innovation with clever approaches in designing and manufacturing. We have been working on microfluidic technology for over 15 years now, and we are ready to share our knowledge with you.

How can we help you with your microfluidic device?

Microfluidic Devices Business Development Director Robin de Bruijn

Robin de Bruijn

Business Development Director

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MEMS for Microfluidic Devices

Micro-Electro Mechanical System (MEMS) are mechanical and electrical structures in silicon wafers using photolithography, etching and deposition processes to create structures for microfluidics. Using MEMS & thin film technologies like lithography, nano-imprint, dry and wet-etching, deposition, and a variety of laser systems, we can manufacture microfluidic devices in a range of substrate materials like silicon, glass, polymers or metal.

Examples of microfluidic applications:

  • Wells
  • Nozzles
  • Jets
  • Channels
  • Barriers
  • Complete functional chips
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Flexibility in substrates & materials

A wide range of choice in biocompatible materials:

  • Polymers
  • Metals
  • Oxides
  • Application tailored solutions

Choice in deposition techniques to suit your application:

  • Evaporation
  • Sputtering
  • Chemical vapor deposition
  • Spin coating
  • Spray coating
  • Atomic layer deposition


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Feature size

MEMS giving high functionality to microfluidics

Integrated print-head stack
Inkjet MEMS with integrated Piezo element and micro-nozzles in micro assembled butterfly package.

Bio-MEMS for studying cell cultures, with membranes for molecular interactions and electrodes for impedance monitoring.

Buried micro-channels
Novel processing method to achieve buried or membrane-capped micro-channels.

Capillary chambers for diagnostics
Use capillary forces to fill micro-channels, chambers and glass reservoirs for simple fluid dosing.

Microfluidic and electrical interconnects
Integrating electrodes or metal thin films in u channels, from Ag to Zn.

In the spotlight: manufacturing µF structures with laser

Manufacturing of shims for micro-fluidics presentation by René Sanders, Technologist at Philips Innovation Services

Presentation by technologist René Sanders, at the Polymer Replication on Nanoscale conference, on the standardization and manufacturability of microfluidic structures using the laser method. Read article ›

MEMS Foundry & Micro Devices Facility

We are Philips Innovation Services and we operate a state-of-the-art 2,650 m² pure-play MEMS foundry in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. We offer in-house MEMS & Micro Devices services. At the MEMS Foundry and Micro Devices Facility we offer advanced prototyping, development and volume manufacturing services for MEMS microfluidics devices, both for components and for complete module assemblies.

Our MEMS technology enables high volume manufacturing and high levels of integration at a lower cost. You benefit from our expertise, built from developing and manufacturing a range of microfluidics devices. Our MEMS technology platform shortens design cycles and therefore your time-to-market. Partnering with Philips Innovation Services is the quickest way to obtain a reliable MEMS microfluidics device.

More about our MEMS & Micro Devices expertise 

Our position in the market

Filling and bridging the gap

The Foundry offers sustainable competitive advantage by bridging concept development and industrialization

  • Filling
    All MEMS projects start in development; many need low to medium volumes
  • Bridging
    Some MEMS projects need higher volumes and transfer to large foundries
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What sets us apart?

  • Device design – combining customer’s application know-how and our own experience
  • Process development – state-of-the-art MEMS fabrication equipment, experienced engineering crew
  • One-stop-shop – from device and process concept development to volume manufacturing, integration of electronics, and assembly services
  • Pure-play MEMS foundry – for over 30 years we have been working for industry leaders with high confidentiality and IP protection demands
  • High customer satisfaction – NPS score +50%

MEMS Foundry services

MEMS Foundry services involved in the manufacturing of microfluidic devices.

Check out our other MEMS applications

MEMS applications are many. Organ-on-a-chip for example, where a human organ is reproduced in its most elementary form: microelectromechanical systems device. Several applications stand out, because of their promise and our capabilities.

Relevant for you: MEMS & Micro Devices MEMS is our expertise

Sustainable competitive advantage through custom MEMS devices. Check out our services in the MEMS & Micro Devices key area of expertise.

News & events

Save the date! The next European MEMS & Sensors Summit will take place on 19-21 September 2018 in Grenoble, France.

Projects on ultrasound innovation awarded for future generation microfabrication technologies for ultrasound products and imaging catheters.

Presentation by technologist René Sanders about microfluidic device standardization and manufacturability at the Polymer Replication on Nanoscale conf.

Presentation by Dr. Jos Giesbers, Sr. Development Engineer & Technical Project Leader, focussed on unique to graphene applications for MEMS devices.

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