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Contract product development for diagnostic and life science

You have ideas? We are here to transform them into reality. The key is to manage the product development process with precision. From concept to stable production, we have a proven process to help ensure your product’s success. We are here as your trusted advisor to ensure your products thrive in the market.

Navigating the journey from concept to commercialization

For over two decades and through thousands of successfully completed projects within life science and in-vitro diagnostics, we have honed our development process. Concept to Commercialization – a stage-gate process to accelerate your journey from early stage development to manufacturing. It is a proven path that satisfies the most challenging project needs.

SCHOTT MINIFAB Product Development Process

Concept to Commercialization

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New product introduction pathway

Our New Product Introduction pathway is intended for clients with prototypes who want to fast-track the transition to market launch. We provide design for manufacturing services to optimize the product for manufacturing and quickly establish initial production using our pilot line infrastructure. This pathway is ideal for clients nearing the end of their product development journey, seeking expert guidance to streamline their production process and achieve a successful market introduction.

Product development pathway

Our Product Development pathway is designed for customers who have established feasibility and requirements and are seeking to expedite their journey to an integrated prototype. We focus on Stage 0 to Stage 2, with the objective of delivering a prototype that verifies the design. Our cross-functional team of design engineers, scientists, and manufacturing engineers ensures that the prototype meets customer requirements and is prepared for successful manufacturing.

Research and development pathway

In our R&D pathway, we prioritize early-stage innovation, using fast prototyping and feasibility testing without the constraints of ISO13485 standards. Our team excels at turning ideas into testable prototypes, mitigating risks, and establishing feasibility. This approach is ideal for clients looking to accelerate the initial stages of their development journey.

New product introduction pathway

Product development pathway

Research and development pathway

Utilize a cross functional team 

We pride ourselves on our collaborative, multi-disciplinary approach to product development. Our team consists of scientists, mechanical engineers, application experts, manufacturing engineers, and quality engineers, ensuring a comprehensive understanding of your needs and challenges. By leveraging this diverse expertise, we not only address current requirements but also anticipate future needs, future-proofing your product against potential challenges. This proactive approach allows us to develop innovative solutions that not only meet but exceed expectations, paving the way for successful long-term manufacturing and commercialization.

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Design engineers

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Scientists

Manufacturing engineers
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Manufacturing engineers

Mechanical engineers
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Mechanical engineers

Bioscientists
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Bioscientists

Quality engineers
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Quality engineers

Work with an established partner with global reach

Partnering with us means you will benefit from our experience and expertise and have access to our global production facilities in the United States, Europe and Australia.  We are committed to providing you the support you need to bring your project to life. 
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FAQs

As a contract manufacturer, SCHOTT MINIFAB partners with diagnostics and life science research companies, to design, develop and manufacture diagnostic and life science research consumables based on the foundational biology and chemistry supporting the diagnostic assay.  This can include Immunoassay, Molecular Diagnostics, Clinical Chemistry, Next Generation Sequencing, Nucleic Acid or Protein Arrays, Infection Disease, Cellular Analysis and more. 

SCHOTT MINIFAB is your reliable contract manufacturer partner offering services ranging from product development at any stage within the product life cycle to pilot line, prototyping, or high-demand manufacturing.  We offer a distinct advantage, as the manufacturer of SCHOTT NEXTERION® glass substrate, with core competencies in glass or polymer microfluidics, microarrays and assay development, for a single-source supplier from concept to commercialization.  We complete the process with packaging and distribution services.

SCHOTT MINIFAB can help researchers and diagnostic companies in the development process by identifying risk and providing migration solutions, early in the development process.  Our readiness assessment helps find knowledge gaps in the program and address the gaps, ensuring no downstream issues transitioning to manufacturing.  This allows diagnostic and life science research companies to preserve their capital, focus on their product development, while leveraging our in-house capabilities, equipment and knowledge.

Contact us for your free consultation

Want to set up your product innovation for long-term success? Contact us for a free consultation.

Ken Rusterholz

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