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Schott acquires Australian microfluidic manufacturer Minifab

German specialty glass technology group Schott has acquired Melbourne polymer microfluidic manufacturer Minifab.

The partnership is set to enhance both companies’ portfolios in the diagnostics market. Through setting up centres for polymer in Australia and glass in Germany, both companies will be able to serve their existing customers as well as new customers.

“Schott and Minifab share a great passion for excellence in high precise solutions for breakthrough diagnostics applications that improve the daily lives of millions of people. Joining forces will give us the unique possibility to expand our international footprint,” said Michael Wilkinson, executive director and acting chief executive officer of Minifab.

“Our engineers, bioscientists, and manufacturing experts are excited to work with the glass experts from Schott to develop even better diagnostics solutions for the future.”

Minifab provides customised polymer microfluidic and micro engineered solutions to international blue-chip companies and start-ups in the field of diagnostics, medical devices, and environmental monitoring.

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