In the last decade LioniX build up a large experience in the realization of LoaC devices and the revolutionizing potential of LoaC-based systems is widely recognized in Life Sciences, Industrial Process Control and Space. The ability to perform analysis with small volumes of reagents has a direct cost advantage. Compact LoaC devices, realized in the proprietary (optofluidic) LioniX technology, enable faster mixing and heating, reduced consumption of reagents, better control of processes, and the potentially high degree of automation. As a result, innovative R&D equipment based on LoaC has been introduced rapidly the last decennium.
LioniX built up an extensive know how in LoaC technology in the last years and our (optofluidic) technology enables new applications resulting in customers and partners in a variety of application areas (e.g):
- LoaC for Biotechnology R&D
- Medical Applications like rapid screening and gas sensors
- Drug discovery and development
LioniX is co-developping (reusable) LoaC based diagnostic systems, allowing economical feasible applications.
Combination of multiple functions in a miniaturized, dedicated automated system is a compelling argument to have LoaC technology accepted beyond the R&D laboratories. A good example of this being exploited in the Life Marker Chip instrument (LMC), being the key instrument to detect signs of past life, i.e. biosignature molecules on Mars in the ExoMars mission, scheduled for 2018. It is a LoaC based analysis platform for many non-space applications as well and moreover a shining example of LioniX unparalleled expertise in optofluidics.
To read more on the ExoMars mission click here.