About us

About Us

 

Darwin Microfluidics is a young innovative startup founded in October 2017 by a team of engineers and PhDs with a common passion for microfluidics. In a time of unprecedented scientific progress, we firmly believe microfluidics to be the key to a new technological revolution. Our aim is simple but huge: enable research laboratories and members of the scientific community to access the best available instruments and accessories on the market. 

 

Meet the team

 

Walter Minnella
Division Business Manager
Alex McMillan
Division Business Manager
Emilie Broussoux
Head of Administration and Finances
Guillaume Colas
Microfluidics Accessories Product Line Manager
Julie Cavallasca
Translator
Mathieu Velve Casquillas
CEO
Guilhem Velve Casquillas
Scientific Advisor
Mael Le Berre
Scientific Advisor
Adrien Plecis
Scientific Advisor

 

 

The NBIC Valley

 

Darwin Microfluidics is part of the NBIC valley, a scientific consortium gathering companies with knowledge in many domains of microfluidics. Our resulting strong know-how and proximity with researchers are two principal assets which allow us to provide the best products for any experiment in microfluidics. 

The NBIC Valley (Nanotechnology, Biotechnology, Information technologies, Cognitive sciences) is a consortium of 8 companies who want to share their knowledge to work better. They believe that the next technological revolution will be based on smart innovation, and want to remove all the barriers which could prevent them from developing their ideas to reach the market. We at Darwin Microfluidics are thankful to be in the NBIC Valley, and we are proud to be part of this revolution. Discover these companies:

Microfluidic instruments
Flow controllers and sensors, valves, optical detection
Innovative cell culture systems
Cell confinement, micropatterns, microchannels
Soft-lithography systems
Plug and play solutions for chip fabrication without a clean room
Microfluidic medical diagnosis
Quick biodetection protocols
Heat & coll down cells in seconds
Innovation for live-cell high-resolution imaging
Advanced microfabrication solutions
Bringing microfabrication to all
Information blog on aging research
Articles on the latest researches to extend your lifespan

  

 

 

Darwin Microfluidics

OUR VISION 

In a time of unprecedented scientific progress, we firmly believe microfluidics to be the key to a new technological revolution, because they stand at the cross point between essential and complementary disciplines: physics, chemistry, biology, and medicine. Medical diagnosis, NBIC, organ on chip, those are only a few of the domains in which microfluidics have decisive applications. We want to participate to this revolution, by using our microfluidic expertise to enable research laboratories and members of the scientific community to access the best available instruments on the market


Our company is based on 3 principles:

 

BEST PRODUCTS

We use our microfluidic expertise to carefully choose innovative and high-quality products

OPEN-SOURCE MICROFLUIDICS

We want to help improve technologies by sharing our knowledge

 

BY YOUR SIDE

We take time to advise each researcher on the best choice for his experiment

 

WHO WE ARE 

We are a team of young scientists with a shared passion for microfluidics. During our various experiences in the scientific world, we have all been confronted to the same problem: finding a large range of microfluidics products at the same spot, easily and without losing time worrying about compatibility issues.A few cups of coffee and phone calls later, DARWIN MICROFLUIDICS was built on that simple idea.

The Darwin Microfluidics team is mostly composed of microfluidic experts. Each one of us specializes in one part of our microfluidic range (flow control, microfabrication, accessories...)  and still has a solid scientific background to understand the many applications our clients need. Here are some of the people currently developing the Darwin Microfluidics platform. The team is rapidly expanding, and we are constantly hiring.

We are looking for microfluidics specialists and enthusiasts, real professionals to our clients, who know how to have fun at work ;) 

microfluidics career

 

Why "Darwin Microfluidics"?

We are often asked why we picked the name "Darwin Microfluidics". There are many reasons; but most of all, we all know Charles Darwin and his famous evolution theory. Well, the same principle applies to the products on the Darwin Microfluidics website. The products that best fit the needs of research teams will develop and take up the front stage, as the ones ill-adapted to the needs of researchers will naturally be left out and will maybe end up disappearing from the site. Some products will evolve to stay competitive, and other will not adapt to a rapidly-changing and unpredictable scientific world. Sometimes, chance and circumstances lead us to an unexpected scientific discovery, and create new opportunities for a product initially intended for a different application. At Darwin Microfluidics, our job is to find the products with great potential so as to offer microfluidics solutions to those involved in this world.

Researchers, startuppers, would you like to sell your microfluidic setup on Darwin Microfluidics?

Lab researchers 

As part of your research, you developed an innovative microfluidic system that could benefit others? For free, we can put up your system on our distribution platform. This would allow you to know if there is a wider demand for your product, while offering a solution to other researchers. Even if your system is only a prototype, we can distribute it as a beta version; it can still benefit the microfluidic research community. Their feedback might even help you evolve your system to make it an accomplished, successful product. Darwin Microfluidics welcomes this type of partnership, as it is a great way to kindle the innovative solutions that will build the future. This holds great value for us, and we mean to invest in that sort of process. Feel free to contact us if your project fits the description! You can for instance offer an application note so that others could replicate a microfluidic experiment from one of your publications, which would be very useful for the microfluidic community. We can package it and offer it as a pack so that the application note is easily applied, in partnership with the researcher or the lab behind it all.