Piezoelectric devices are used in microfluidic systems to distribute and control the smallest liquid volumes in the milli- to picolitre range. They enable liquid handling applications in IVD, e.g., in mobile PoC instruments or stationary automation applications in the laboratory, such as clinical chemistry, molecular diagnostics, hematology, and immunochemistry as well as liquid biopsy.
Piezoelectric elements are extremely compact and convince through their low energy consumption, e.g., through battery operation in mobile devices. Liquid handling in IVD is often carried out without contact so that the samples are not contaminated. Here, too, piezoelectric elements offer advantages – they can generate ultrasound, which can be used for precise liquid handling.
PI has the know-how as well as the technical capabilities to manufacture customized piezo solutions for IVD applications. In addition to designing custom components, we master extensive technologies for assembling and contacting these sophisticated elements.