The combination of the microfluidic world with its advantages with the well-known world of laboratory
automation is the merger of microfluidics with the SBS standard microtiter plate (85.48 mm x 127.76 mm).
Directly available from microfluidic ChipShop are several injection-molding tools to allow for the
fabrication of microfluidic networks on the microtiter plate, ensuring the outer rim of the SBS pattern also
fits with existing automation set-ups. Taking laboratory automation into consideration during the design
phase, namely by incorporating fluidic interfaces and optical detection areas according to the well
spacing of the microtiter plates, allows the use of, for example, pipetting robots or conventional plate
readers for optical detection.