Call to Action !
Today the usage of microfluidics for biology research is limited by two main factors. 1) The complex design process that one needs to undertake to design working devices 2) A fractured supply chain that makes it very expensive to manufacture these devices
Free Design Tools
In order to truly democratize these technologies we need to have open source tools. Tools like 3DμF can help make accerate the design flow along with ensuring that everyone has access to the tool for free.
In a world where there severe economic inequities, its important to be able to create a global supply chain that can reliably leverage DIY manufacturing processes like 3D Printing, Laser Cutting and CNC Milling.
Reusable and Reproducible
As with any research, the work we do needs to be deployable by anyone in the world for zero cost. We need to pool our resources as a community to make make this shift in the industry.