In-air microfluidics, better and faster encapsulation
Project support by the European Fund for Regional Development
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 parallelization 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).