Label Innovation Inc.
Label Innovation has ventured into a new and exciting area…the field of microfluidic organs-on-a-chip (OOC). We bring our wealth of experience with specialized sealing films and bio-compatible adhesives to the table to help an organ-on-a-chip start-up find cost effective ways to mass produce their microfluidic consumables.
An organ-on-a-chip is a multi-channel 3-D microfluidic cell culture chip that simulates the activities, mechanics and physiological response of entire organs and organ systems. It is, in a sense, a type of artificial organ. It constitutes the subject matter of significant biomedical engineering research, more precisely in bio-MEMS. The convergence of labs-on-chips (LOCs) and cell biology has allowed the study of human physiology in an organ-specific context, introducing an ovel model of in vitro multicellular human organisms. One day, they will perhaps abolish the need for animals in drug development and toxin testing.
Although multiple publications claim to have translated organ functions onto this interface, the movement towards this microfluidic application is still in its infancy. Organs-on-chips will vary in design and approach between different researchers. As such, validation and optimization of these systems will likely be a long process. Types of organs that have been simulated by microfluidic devices include the heart, the lung, kidney, artery, bone, cartilage, skin and more.
We partner, we innovate, we deliver - with passion.
That is our mission. Label Innovation Inc. (LINC) is a custom label manufacturer and converter of specialty components, tapes and labels. Based in Ottawa, the company uses flexographic print technology to produce conventional pressure sensitive based products and to convert raw materials, such as foam, rubber, plastics and other materials into unique specialty products to meet our customer’s specified requirements.
For over three decades, we have built a solid reputation for delivering high quality products and maintaining excellent customer service. LINC is both ISO 9001 Certified and Controlled Goods Certified, a testimony to our commitment to a high degree of quality in both the products we produce and the service we provide.