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MicroTAS 2020,
Fluigent Highlights

Fluigent is the proud
MilliLitre Benefactor of MicroTAS 2020


Conference Date:

October 3-9, 2020

Conference Chairs:

Séverine Le Gac – University of Twente, THE NETHERLANDS
Hang Lu – Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

Conference Location:


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Each year the Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences (MicroTas) addresses scientists and engineers working in miniaturized systems for chemistry and life science who are interested in keeping current in the areas as well as to share knowledge with other professionals.

MicroTAS 2019 gathered companies and researchers to report research results from multiple fields such as microfluidics, microfabrication, nanotechnology and integration. It also offered plenary talks as well as contributed oral presentations and posters. Over 900 worldwide scientists and professionals engaged in research on/and the use of integrated microsystems were present to attend this 23rd edition!

µTAS 2020 will continue the series of Conferences that are the premier forum for reporting research results in microfluidics, microfabrication, nanotechnology, integration, materials and surfaces, analysis and synthesis, and detection technologies for life science and chemistry. Despite the current situation, it’s been decided to maintain this strong tradition of excellent contributed papers from all over the world and featuring plenary and keynote speakers covering wide-ranging topics in miniaturized life science and chemical science tools!

MicroTAS 2019

Assist to the workshop:

This year, MicroTas offers several workshop series, online, in the week preceding the conference. These workshops series, which cover timely topics and areas in the field of microfluidics, are of educational purposes. They will be given each by 3-4 experienced researchers active in these fields.

Fluigent will be joining the LETI team from the French research institute CEA to talk about the importance of microfluidic standards in microfluidic developments (design rules, connections, valves, tests). Other speakers from ALine, Inc, USA, Chiba University, Japan, and the University of Toronto, Canada, will complete the workshop.


Saturday, October 3rd:
• 9:00am US Eastern Time
• 3:00pm Central European Summer Time


How to build a reliable, reproducible, and functional microfluidic chip? From a PDMS or thermoplastic chip to a complete integrated system, experts from academia, RTO’s, and industry will present new tools and developments and cover a wide range of design rules, techniques, and tips to help attendees speed their development cycle and focus on application optimization.


Nicolas Verplanck, Atomic Energy and Alternative Energies Commission – CEA, France
Leanna Levine, ALine, Inc, USA
Masumi Yamada, Chiba University, Japan­
Edmond Young, University of Toronto, Canada

Join us for 2 Industrial Stages


Presenters: Meng Li, Zurich Instruments AG, SWITZERLAND and Bruno Charléty, Fluigent, FRANCE

Microfluidics benefits greatly from electrical impedance measurements when it comes to measurement speed and sensitivity. In this presentation, we will show how to build a microfluidic electrical impedance spectroscopy platform and include measurement results from an operating microfluidic system. A highly accurate and stable flow rate, critical for most microfluidic applications, is achieved using the LineUp series. The EZ drop can smoothly generate water-in-oil droplets with a wide range of sizes. On the detection part, thanks to the differential current measurement scheme, the HF2LI Lock-in Amplifier can resolve individual flow processes within a 5 µs timeframe, with clearly distinguishable peaks for droplets and microbeads in different sizes. Simultaneous multi-frequency measurements further unveil a full picture of their dielectric properties.


Monday, October 5th:
• 10:45am US Eastern Time
• 4:45pm Central European Summer Time

Title: Fluigent/ BEOnchip: a strategic partnership to better address the needs of the multidisciplinary field of organ on chip
Presenters: Marine Verhulsel, Fluigent, FRANCE and Rosa Monge, Beonchip, SPAIN

Organs on chips are the next generation of in vitro models, more complex and physiologically relevant than traditional 2D cell culture. They aim to faithfully reproduce biochemical or biophysical features of the local environment at the cell scale. This multidisciplinary field calls on the expertise of people with knowledge of microfabrication, microfluidics, and biology. To fully address customer needs, BEOnChip and Fluigent have partnered to merge their core competencies and offer complete solutions combining innovative, robust, and easy to use chips with high-performance instruments:

  • BEOnChip designs and markets Organ on chip and microfluidic devices for cell culture applications to create the next generation of in vitro testing platforms. These allow for the performance of experiments in vitro that were impossible or only possible in vivo before
  • Fluigent is a world-leading company developing cutting edge microfluidic instruments. Injection, recirculation, perfusion, and sampling are all functions that can be combined and automated to perform any protocol.


Wednesday, October 7th:
• 9:40am US Eastern Time
• 3:40pm Central European Summer Time

Discover HoliFAB during the poster sessions:
"Microfluidic integration pilot line and CAD software for commercialization of your microfluidic set-up"


Learn more about HoliFAB instrument pilot line, managed by Fluigent, during the poster session. This European project aims to provide a fully integrated microfluidic instrumentation. Using mesofluidic bases and chips, it also includes bio-printing and post-fabrication processes to incorporate additional components (integrated valves, for example).


Wednesday, October 7th:
• 8:35am US Eastern Time
• 2:35pm Central European Summer Time


Fluigent was the first company to introduce pressure-driven flow control to the microfluidic research market, as opposed to conventional syringe and peristaltic pumps. We aim to reduce the overall cost of experiments, experimental time and decrease sample and reagent consumption. We keep working on new solutions to achieve these goals. This year we introduced several of them:

  • P-Switch: It is an innovation of the LineUp series, which allows to choose 2 input pressures (for instance positive or negative) and switch them between 8 outlets as needed.
  • Push-Pull: The latest module of “Flow EZ” which allows choosing in a range from negative to positive pressure.
LineUp PushPull

Interesting poster sessions

Tamás Vermes, Thomas Henkel, Helmut Buschmann, Miquel A. Pericàs, Esther Alza, Thomas Goldner, and Andreas Urban

Date: Thursday, October 8 – 9:05-10:05 (US Eastern)

See you next year! next International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences will be held at the Palm Springs Convention Center in California, USA in October 2021.
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Fluigent history at MicroTAS

The 23st International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences (µTAS 2019) has been held at Congress Center in Basel, SWITZERLAND from 27-31 October, 2019.

Click here for more information on Fluigent’s participation to MicroTAS 2019


The 22st International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences (µTAS 2018) has been held at the Kaohsiung Exhibition Center in Kaohsiung, Taiwan from 11-15 November, 2018.

Click here for more information on Fluigent’s participation to MicroTAS 2018


The 21st International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences (µTAS 2017) has been held at the Savannah International Trade and Conference Center in Savannah, Georgia, USA from October 22 – 26, 2017.

Last year, MicroTAS was the occasion to introduce the most advanced pressure controller: le Flow-EZ™


The Twentieth International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences (µTAS 2016) has been held at the Convention Center Dublin in Dublin, IRELAND from 9 – 13 October 2016.

France Hamber, our managing director of Fluigent GMBH, Simon Renard and our President of Fluigent, Inc, Robert Pelletier were there to exchange with you on your expertise in microfluidics and on your experience with Fluigent’s products.


The Nineteenth International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences (µTAS 2015) has been held at Hwabaek International Convention Center (HICO), Gyeongju, KOREA from October 25 – 29, 2015.

This year was the occasion for you to discover our first Fluigent Game: The microfluidic PacMan.


The Eighteenth International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences (µTAS 2014) has been held at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas, USA from October 26 – 30, 2014.

MicroTAS Texas was the occasion for the opening of our new USA branch to participate in such a big event.


The Seventeenth International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences (µTAS 2013) has been held at the Messe Freiburg in Freiburg, GERMANY from 27 – 31 October 2013.

2013 was also a rewarding experience for our company because of the increase of exchanges we had with you.


The Sixteenth International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences (µTAS 2012) has been held at the Okinawa Convention Center in Okinawa, Japan from October 28 to November 1, 2012.

It was the occasion for us to learn a lot from your experience with Fluigent products. It was also the occasion to launch our latest innovationaion at the time: the MFCS™-EZ and the ESS™


The Fifteenth International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences (µTAS 2011) has been held at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, Washington, USA from October 2 – 6, 2011.

This second meeting for Flugient as an exhibitor was the occasion to share with you our innovations in microfluidics from that time: the MFCS™ Flex and MFCS™ 100


The Fourteenth International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences (µTAS 2010) has been held at the Martiniplaza in Groningen, The Netherlands from 3-7 October 2010.

It was the first MicroTAS where Fluigent was an exhibitor. This experiment was very positive and we decided to continue in this MicroTas adventure over the years.

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