Two German companies are commercializing an inexpensive injection molded micro pump for a variety of medical applications such as laboratory analyses.
"The pump can reach very low volumes ranging from a few microliters to a few milliliters per minute," Erik
Aussems, a developmental engineer at DNE GmbH (Schnaittenbach, Germany) told Plastics Today. The other partner is 2E mechatronic GmbH (Kirchheim/Teck, Germany).
A benefit of the new technology is the combination of the peristaltic principle with cost-effective modular construction of plastic diaphragm pumps. The companies say the target price for the pump is less than 10 Euros (less than $13.33)....