News & Events
22 January 2019
New Post-Doc will Develop Functional Micro-particles by “In-Air Microfluidics” Jieke Jiang started to work as a Post-Doc researcher in EFD research group since 1 November 2018. He will develop functional core-shell microparticles (eg. particles with biologically degradable ”air-shell” ) by using a new technology, “In-air microfluidics”. He will also explore how those particles could be applied in the preservation of functionality and targeted delivery of bioactive materials.
19 December 2018
Innovation Industries invests €1 million in University of Twente spin-off IamFluidics. With the investment, IamFluidics will accelerate product development towards market introduction. Innovation Industries is an independent venture capital fund that combines company-building and venture investment under one roof. This investor uses a market-driven approach to create long-term value in high technology start-up and scale-up companies.
29 September 2018
IamFluidics sells its first product. The Thermal and Fluid Engineering department at the University of Twente purchased the first IamFluidics setup. They will further explore the fundamentals of the in-air microfluidics technology and obtain novel insights into manufacturing of microdroplets and microparticles.
20 September 2018
IamFluidics BV is awarded with second EFRO grant. We received another EFRO grant, which is a large R&D subsidy funded by the European Union. The grant allows IamFluidics to make their microbead production process GLP and cGMP compatible, which is an essential step towards the production of pharmaceutical grade products. IamFluidics is one of the partners in a larger consortium (QVQ, Hy2Care, University of Twente, and Orthros) that aims to develop functional microparticles for the treatment of osteoarthrosis.
18 December 2017
We got it! Just before the holidays the majority of the core team of IamFluidics successfully presented our startup company and business plan towards the STW phase II. This funding allows us to set up the official company as a University of Twente spin off, boost our technological development, grow the team, expand our network and plant another seed in the Twente hub of microfluidics.
12 & 13 December 2017
IamFluidics took the podium for the startup pitch at the International MicroNano conference presenting our disruptive In-air microfluidics (IAMF) technology
In-air microfluidics, better and faster encapsulation:
Microparticles are an important component in food, pharmaceutics and cosmetics. Up to now, mass production is at the expense of the precision of the particles and thus of the quality. Within this project a new technique “in-air microfluidics” (IAMF) is applied for creating monodisperse microdroplets. In-air microfluidics technology integrates inkjet and microfluidics, by combining different liquid jets in air. This enables faster and cheaper production of high quality microparticles on an industrial scale. The project will allow us to upscale our current IAMF technology and make it ready for paralelization and so opening up the industrial production capabilities. Within the consortium IamFLuidics B.V. collaborates with Aquamarijn Microfiltration B.V. (Zutphen), Bether Encapsulates B.V. (Groningen) and the University of Twente (Enschede).
This project is supported by the European Union / European Fund for Regional Development (EFRO).