Enables Customers to Test the Use of Frangible and Burst Seal Blisters with Their Microfluidic Formats
Somersworth, NH (April 27, 2016) – J-Pac Medical, a trusted manufacturing and packaging outsourcing partner to medical device and diagnostic companies, today announced that it will now offer development kits to allow customers to test the use of reagent blisters with their microfluidic formats. J-Pac Medical has been an industry pioneer in the area of lab-on-chip reagent delivery and produces frangible and burst seal reagent blisters for both development stage and commercial customers.
Technology advancements in microfluidics are driving continued growth of point-of-care in-vitro diagnostics by enabling lab-on-chip test formats. J-Pac Medical’s reagent blisters offer an elegant and cost effective solution for dispensing reagents on these test formats by allowing a unit of measure to be precisely delivered to a target well or reaction zone. This delivery method reduces test complexity by storing and enabling the controlled release of testing reagents, eliminating the need for complex fluid handling.
J-Pac Medical burst and frangible seal blisters deliver reagents on common lab-on-chip formats. Burst blisters are typically used in applications where the test equipment pierces and evacuates the fluid and come in a dome format. Frangible seal blister technology is used to deliver controlled release of reagents using J-Pac’s differential seal technology. These blisters come in two standard formats, teardrop and teacup.
“Frangible and burst seals offer a convenient way to bring new or improved diagnostic products to market quickly and affordably,” said Jeff Barrett, president and CEO, J-Pac Medical. “We want to help our customers find the best blister for their microfluidic diagnostic platforms and are pleased to offer test kits that will help them explore the options that J-Pac can provide so they can make a more informed decision.”
There are three categories of development kits for each blister configuration:
- Standard fluid volumes using water
- Standard fluid volumes using the customer’s reagent
- Custom fluid volumes using the customer’s reagentUtilizing J-Pac Medical blisters helps provide accurate test results that both the patient and clinician can trust, while eliminating the multi-step lab processes where human error and instrument contamination are most likely to occur.
Kits come in standard quantities of 100 blisters. To order or request pricing please contact customer service at 1.603.692.9955
About J-Pac Medical
J-Pac Medical is a trusted manufacturing and packaging outsourcing partner to medical device and diagnostic companies seeking to deliver superior quality, improve time-to-market and simplify the supply chain for single-use medical devices. With more than 30 years of experience in complex thermoplastic devices and packaging, J-Pac Medical has the unique technology that allows it to manufacture anatomically correct, class III implantable textile assemblies, lab-on-chip reagent blisters, and complex thermoformed packaging. Additionally, the company offers full-service supply chain management, packaging and sterilization.
The largest medical device companies in the world rely on J-Pac Medical to help meet the most difficult development, manufacturing, and logistics and supply chain challenges. For more information, visit www.j-pacmedical.com.
J-Pac Medical is FDA Registered (#1221051) as a Medical Device Manufacturer and a Device Labeller/Relabeller; and Certified to ISO 13485 standards through BSI.