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ROHNERT PARK, CA, May 7, 2015 — IDEX Health & Science launches the Manifold-in-a-Week Rapid Response Program, which generates cost-effective manifold prototypes from order to delivery in just 7 days. The program was developed to streamline in vitro diagnostic and analytical instrument design development, thereby reducing time-to-market with expedited design iterations.
Fluidic manifolds minimize the size of a device, reduce leaks, improve the reliability of the flow path, and return consistent fluidic performance in every instrument. While certain process thresholds have made manifolds a practical solution for only large, established instrument manufacturers, Manifold-in-a-Week allows customers on tight timelines and development budgets to acquire limited-run prototypes in materials suitable for proof-of-concept. By collaborating early on a project, Manifold-in-a-Week is able to provide faster manifold delivery with optimized form, fit, function and manufacturability of a fluidic path.
“The IDEX Health & Science team, in collaboration with our customer, was able to drive a roughly $4,000 conventional prototyping process investment down to $300–$400 using our Manifold-in-a-Week process,” said Ed Beldowski, Sales Engineer at IDEX Health & Science; then adding, “The other advantage, [that is] probably less obvious, is that we were able to optimize our customer’s model for manufacturability at a very early stage. Our engineering team recommended changes to some of the internal tracks, which we knew could not be machined during the conversion-to-production techniques of the final units. This early revision achieved a production-ready manifold to our customer at delivery.”
High quality production, materials, and finishes for Manifold-in-a-Week prototypes offer the strong dimensional stability required to fabricate fluidic channels only thousandths of an inch wide. A customer concurred: “The IDEX Health & Science Manifold-in-a-Week process gave us the flexibility to make iterative changes, and the ability to go fast. It was just fantastic.”
With the Manifold-in-a-Week Rapid Response Program, IDEX Health & Science is able to collaborate with customers to guide the optimization of fluidics solutions with expert precision — from concept through development, to successful delivery. For more information about Manifold-in-a-Week, visit https://www.idex-hs.com/manifolds/manifold-in-a-week.html
IDEX Health & Science offers a three-fold advantage to its customers by bringing life to fluidic pathways with products, people, and engineering expertise. These integrated assets work seamlessly together to enable fluidic pathways beyond a combination of components, which collectively position IDEX Health & Science as the forerunner in biotechnology and life science fluidics. Known as industry leaders in the design, development, and manufacturing of liquid subassemblies, fluidic products and related sub-systems, IDEX Health & Science provides the best solution for analytical, diagnostic, and biotech instruments. Product offerings include: fluidic connections, valves, pumps, degassers, column hardware, manifolds, and customized assemblies. For more information visit: www.idex-hs.com