Cascade Gets Award for Microfluidics Metrology System
News Feb 06, 2006
Cascade Microtech has announced it was honored with an Electronic Products' Product of the Year award for its L-Series Microfluidics Metrology System.
The editors of Electronic Products - a leading trade publication for electronic design engineers - evaluated thousands of products launched in 2005 on the basis of innovative design, significant advancement in technology or application and substantial achievement in price and performance.
The L-Series Microfluidics Metrology System demonstrated success in all three categories by enabling researchers to improve the efficiency of test, lowering the time and dollars spent on developing test devices and improving the overall profitability of development.
"MEMS devices based on microfluidics - the movement of minute amounts of liquids through microchannels - promise a new era of life-saving diagnostic and drug-delivery systems, as well as new technologies such as advanced liquid-cooled ICs," said Richard Comerford, editor of Electronic Products.
"The L-Series Microfluidics Metrology Systems, with their unique electrode-bio port and microfluidic port probes, overcome a major hurdle to development of such systems - a lack of quickly reconfigurable and reusable test probes and fixturing."
The 2005 Product of the Year awards were announced in the January 2006 issue of Electronic Products with a cover feature and a brief description of each product.
2005 marks the 30th anniversary of Electronic Products' Product of the Year awards, which began recognizing the best products in the industry in 1977.
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