Bioanalytical micro-nano devices

The Bioanalytical Micro-Nano Devices research group at the NRC’s Medical Devices Research Centre develops rapid, point-of-care diagnostic tests and microdevices. These tools incorporate biosensors/biochips, microanalytics and microfluidics.

Our team can help your company design, demonstrate, and fabricate low-cost, polymer-based microfluidic devices, taking your project from the proof-of-concept phase all the way to producing high-volume prototype production runs. The NRC can use its highly customizable technology and its unique facilities to help you develop next-generation, point-of-care analysis devices that can isolate and identify clinically relevant targets such as DNA, RNA, proteins, or metabolites.


The NRC is home to state-of-the-art equipment and proprietary knowledge in the design and fabrication of polymeric micro and nano devices. Our technologies include:

  • hot-embossing nanoimprint lithography
  • microinjection moulding

These facilities can create fully-functional lab-on-a-chip systems. Our specialized and integrated expertise in polymer materials can also help make your single-use microdevices more competitive and affordable.


We offer expertise in:

  • biosensors/biochips
  • microanalytics
  • microfluidics
  • rapid diagnostics for point-of-care or point-of-use, including proven expertise in the following application areas:
    • disease progression monitoring
    • drug response monitoring
    • pathogen detection such as E.coli, Listeria and noroviruses
    • viral infections


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Marylin Bélanger
Business Development Officer

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