Diagnostic Device Development

Symbient Product Development is a consulting firm focused on design engineering and design-for-manufacturing of innovative disposable medical and life science products. Plastics are our specialty and our expertise comes from 15+ years of experience and the capability to rapid prototype and rapid injection mold in-house. For instance when developing diagnostic cartridges, lateral flow devices, or sample collection devices, fine tuning a design is key and done best with actual molded materials to understand the effects on chemistry, to refine physical user interfaces, and ensure proper fluid flow through the device.  At Symbient, we quickly move to molded components and typically create a mold in a quarter to a third the time of most contract molders. Using this approached, we’ve accumulated our deep portfolio of over 300 successful devices that have generated hundreds of millions of dollars for our clients. They include FDA Class I, II and III devices, developed under our ISO 13485 certified quality management system.

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Sample Collection

Lateral Flow

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Plasma Separation

Sample Dispensing

Microfluidic Cartridges


Meeting Other Fluidic Requirements

  • Multichannel fluidics and complex fluid distribution devices
  • Difficult to handle fluids including bodily fluids, solvents, biological reagents, low boiling point fluids, and those of varying viscosity
  • Hydrophobic and hydrophilic materials
  • Researching, specifying and integrating membranes and custom matrices of nearly unlimited type
  • Fluids under high pressure and vacuum
  • Rehydrating dried reagents
  • Lyophilized beads
  • Blister pack design and integration
  • Atomization and aerosol nozzle design
  • Sealing using o-rings, laminates, sonic and laser welding, thermo bonding, and solvent bonding, among others

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