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SCHOTT MINIFAB is your proven partner in contract design, development, and manufacturing for life science research and diagnostic consumables. We understand the hurdles in bringing novel innovations to full commercialization, so we have developed a process and infrastructure to meet your performance, quality, and cost requirements. Seamlessly transitioning from development to manufacturing, your product journey to improve patient care or to advance scientific discovery is closer to reality.

Our services

We provide contract design, development, and manufacturing services to help our customers bring products to market efficiently and with the highest possible quality. Specializing in in vitro diagnostics and life science research tools, we support product developers in pursuit of diagnostic tools to improve patient care and the next generation of research tools that will accelerate our understanding of human diseases. Our expertise allows us to partner with you at any stage of the development journey, ensuring your innovation is market-ready and poised for commercial success. Your consumable success is our top priority.

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Contract product development

We specialize in contract product development for diagnostic and life science research consumables. Our stage gate process, Concept to Commercialization, supports customers at any point in their product journey. Whether you're in the initial R&D phase, need a prototype for feasibility studies, or require scalable manufacturing infrastructure, our comprehensive solution ensures we meet your needs every step of the way.

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Contract manufacturing

Our contract manufacturing services offer a seamless transition from development to manufacturing scale-up for diagnostic and life science research consumables. We provide manufacturing solutions, from low-volume pilot lines using our existing purpose-built infrastructure, to fully automated high-volume production. Having capacity and flexibility ensures customers can meet market demands while managing costs and achieving a market advantage.

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Our products

We offer an extensive range of cleaned and coated substrates for research, diagnostics and many other life science applications. 
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Our expertise

Our 20 years of experience have endowed us with deep knowledge and invaluable know-how. We have overcome an array of challenges during the development process and have honed our expertise in microarray, microfluidic and injection molding techniques. By understanding the nuances of the technology, material, and process, we strive to provide you with the highest quality diagnostic or life science consumable, using innovative approaches that meet both regulatory and customer expectations. When you partner with us, you can be confident that your project is in good hands.

Partnerships that last

At SCHOTT MINIFAB, our commitment to forging enduring partnerships is fueled by passion. We don't just see ourselves as service providers; we're your dedicated ally on the journey from concept to commercialization. We're deeply passionate about ensuring your success, and for us, there's no greater satisfaction than seeing your vision come to reality. Our singular focus is on your success, and we're here to shoulder every challenge and celebrate every milestone alongside you. When you partner with us, rest assured that your success isn't just a goal - it's our only job.
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Our global reach and resources

Partnering with us means you will have access to our global reach and resources throughout the United States, Europe and Australia. With production facilities in Phoenix (USA), Jena (Germany) and Melbourne (Australia), we are committed to providing you the support and services needed to bring your project to life. 
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Webinar: Advancing In Vitro Diagnostics and Accelerating Drug Discovery with the Latest Microarray Technologies

In this webinar, the speaker will explore recent array applications in diagnostics and drug discovery and provide insights into the build vs. buy decision for arrays. The attendees will learn the critical factors such as infrastructure, expertise, equipment and other considerations involved in microarray production’s build vs. buy dilemma. The attendees will gain insights into making better-informed decisions on microarray products. The speaker will also discuss leveraging collaboration with experienced development and high-throughput production partners to reduce time-to-market and mitigate launch risks, ensuring a smoother and more efficient path to product success. Register for this webinar to learn how the latest microarray technologies improve production outcomes, reduce time to market, and mitigate launch risk for microarray products, keeping you at the forefront of in vitro diagnostics and drug discovery.

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Careers at SCHOTT

Learn about the career opportunities and benefits waiting for you at one of the leading international technology groups in the areas of specialty glass, glass-ceramics and material solutions. At SCHOTT everybody can make a difference. Because together, we pioneer groundbreaking glass and material innovations, fueling science and inspiring progress. 


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Whether you need more information, samples, a quote, or advice for a project, we would be delighted to talk to you.

Dieter Cronauer

Dieter Cronauer