The customer’s challenge

SpacePharma wants to operate a microfluidic laboratory in a CubeSat environment. The experiments need to operate fully automatically and results must be recorded and downloaded to Earth. And all should fit in a volume of 100x100x200 mm.

Sioux's contribution

Sioux developed the concept for the microfluidic laboratory. The realized systems contain an automatic liquid handling system and an integrated digital microscope.

Result

The first CubeSat system was launched in 2015. It contains a set of 4 experiments for pharmaceutical applications.

Technology

Microfluidics, microscopy and image analysis, Thermal analysis, Mechanical design and engineering.