standards for Microfluidics

Research Projects

  • MFMET - Establishing Metrology Standards in Microfluidic Devices. link

  • MeDD II - Metrology for Drug Delivery. link

Papers in Scientific Journals

  • V. Silverio, S. Guha, A. Keiser, R. Natu, D.R. Reyes, H. van Heeren, N. Verplanck, L.H. Herbertson (2022) Overcoming Technological Barriers in Microfluidics: Leakage Testing. Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology, 10: 958582,

  • D.R. Reyes, H. van Heeren. Proceedings of the first workshop on standards for microfluidics. Journal of Resesearch of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, 124 (2019) 124001,

  • H. van Heeren. Standards for connecting microfluidic devices? Lab on a Chip, 12 (2012) 1022–1025,

Articles in the News

  • H. van Heeren. The lack of standard metrology tools impedes the pace of microfluidics development. Photonics, May 20, 2022. link

  • H. van Heeren, V. Silverio, C. Pecnik, E. Batista. Metrology Challenges for Microfluidics. Commercial Micro Manufacturing Magazine, April 13, 2022. link

White papers for Industry - The Microfluidics Association

  • Akselli B, Batista E, Furtado A, van Heeren H, Moura S, Ogheard F, Pecnik C, Silverio V, Yin H, Zhang N, Zhao H (Oct 2022) Measurement of hydrophobicity, hydrophilicity, and wettability. link

  • Crouzier L, Pecnik C (Dec 2022) Test protocol surface roughness [Protocol]. link

  • van Heeren H, Davies M, Keiser A, Lagrauw R, Reyes DR, Silverio V, Verplanck N (May 2022) Protocols for leakage testing [White paper]. link

  • Microfluidic Vocabulary, version 5.0 (May 2019). link

  • Guidelines for Electrical Interconnections to Microfluidic Devices, version 1.0 (Oct 2017). link

  • Design for Microfluidic Interfacing, White Paper, Part 1, Version 3.0 (Jun 2017). link

  • Design for Microfluidic Interfacing, White Paper, Part 2, Version 3.0 (Jun 2017). link

  • Design Guidelines for Microfluidic Side Connect, version 1.0 (Jun 2017). link

  • Microfluidic Vocabulary, version 4.0 (Sept 2017). link

ISO Standards - International Organization for Standardization

  • ISO 22916:2022 Microfluidic devices — Interoperability requirements for dimensions, connections and initial device classification. link

  • ISO/AWI TS 6417 Microfluidic pumps — Symbols and performance communication. link

  • IWA 23:2016 Interoperability of microfluidic devices — Guidelines for pitch spacing dimensions and initial device classification. link

  • ISO/CD 10991 Micro process engineering — Vocabulary. link

Workshops on Microfluidics Standards

  • Putting Science into Standards (2021), European Commission Joint Research Centre and the European Standardization Organizations CEN and CENELEC , 28 – 29 April, Virtual, link, link

  • 6th Microfluidics Standards Workshop: De-Risking Microfluidic Product Development, October 9 & 10, 2019, Coronado, CA, USA, link

  • 5th Workshop on Microfluidics Standards (2019), INESC MN, 26 – 27 March, Lisboa Portugal, link, link

  • 4th Workshop on Microfluidics Standards (2018), METAS, 11 – 12 July, Bern, Switzerland, link

  • 3rd Workshop on Microfluidics Standards (2018), CEA LETI, 6 – 7 March, Grenoble, France, link, link

  • 2nd Workshop on Microfluidics Standards (2017), Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, MicroTAS 2017, 22 26 October, Georgia, USA, link

  • 1st Workshop on Microfluidics Standards (2017), NIST, 1 – 2 June, Maryland, USA, link

  • Microfluidic Standardization (2016), International MicroNanoConference 2016, 13 December, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, link, link

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