Anticipating problems, optimising design
A thorough analysis of fluids and thermodynamic behaviour at the start of the design process is crucial. By understanding how heat will flow and how fluids and gases will interact with the proposed system, the time and cost of iteration and testing can be greatly reduced.
We use our expertise to ensure appropriate device specifications and optimise heat transfer in relation to critical components – an increasingly complex challenge as consumer products and batteries become ever smaller.
Our expertise in fluids and thermodynamics empowers our medical technology clients to overcome complex challenges, including:
- Thermal problems of amplifying DNA during PCR (polymerase chain reaction)
- Blood separation to identify CTCs (circulating tumour cells) during cancer diagnosis and treatment
- Liquid biopsy for clinical diagnostics
- Extracting gas out of a liquid (e.g. extracting air out of a drug prior to injection)
- Aerosol science, including liquid nebulisers, sprays and inhalers
By taking a fresh look at traditional bulk manufacturing methods, we found a way of producing microcapsules continuously with real-time control of the process.
This new technique for creating microcapsules on demand is more efficient and cost-effective, eliminating the need to produce a full batch. This provides huge flexibility and personalisation opportunities for manufacturers, as well as the promise of increased process control, yield and agility.
Few technology projects we encounter are free of fluid or thermodynamic considerations. Consequently, our expertise dates back almost as far as Cambridge Consultants itself. One of the earliest examples of our success in this field is inkjet printing, from which we created numerous spin-out companies in the 1980s, including Domino and Xaar.
As computing power has increased, our ability to quickly carry out studies using advanced computer-aided engineering (CAE) has continually improved so that, today, we are able to combine our deep scientific understanding and experience in the field with cutting-edge technology and facilities.
Broad, impartial expertise
Our multidisciplinary teams bring experience in nanofluidics, microfluidics and multiphase fluidics, with particular strengths in aerosol generation at a range of temperatures. We have also made significant investments in DNA liquid aerosols and nebulisers.
As an agnostic technology partner, we provide our clients with an informed yet impartial view of all available technologies and applications.
Tools, tech & facilities
We’re experts in applying computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulation tools, including CFX and Fluent, to conduct finite element analysis (FEA).
미세 유체(Microfluidics) 연구실
캠브리지 컨설턴트의 미세유체(Microfluidics) 연구실은 클린 환경에서 폴리디메틸실록산(PDMS: Polydimethylsiloxane) 미세유체 장비를 단시간 내에 프로토타이핑 할 수 있도록 구성되어 있습니다. 당사는 최신 현미경을 통해 기능 검사 카트리지에 대해 육안 검사를 실시하며 Spraytec 레이저 회절 시스템을 이용하여 입자 크기 분포를 측정합니다.
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