- Work with university experts and the other industrial members to define and maintain CADMIM strategic directions aligned with to company R&D needs in next-gen diagnostic microfluidic devices and technologies.
- Stay on top of this emerging field through regular open interaction with game-changing faculty researchers in multiple disciplines at universities across the U.S., attending semi-annual members-only meetings, and access to research results prior to publication. Network with customers and competitors!
- Develop collaborative research projects and partnerhips that address your microfluidic challenges, thus streamlining the lab-on-a-chip learning curve.
- Seat on the Industrial Advisory Board (IAB) that collectively selects research projects to be funded each year.
- Efficiently recruit skilled center students who are trained in company-relevant research topics and techniques and are already familiar with your business.
- Partner with prominent center faculty and other companies to gain a competitive edge in securing outside federal funding for your research interests.
- Access world-class facilities, including the new Ohio Center for Microfluidic Innovation and the University of California research and facilities infrastructure.
- Open interchange of ideas and collaboration among academia, industry and government on crucial industry issues.
- Substantial cost savings by doing research through the center (see graphic below, click to enlarge).
CADMIM utilizes government, academic, and industry resources to support research of interest to the IAB. Industrial partners pay membership fees of $50,000 per year to join the center which comes with full voting privileges and a seat on the IAB. Membership fees fund the center’s research projects. All IAB members vote during the project selection meeting (at the Spring IAB Meeting, annually).