Centre for Microfluidic Systems in Chemistry and Biology (CMS)

University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario
What the facility does

Fabrication and imaging of microfluidic reactors

Areas of expertise

The Centre for Microfluidic Systems in Chemistry and Biology (CMS) specializes in providing state-of-the-art equipment and technical expertize to fabricate microfluidic reactors in substrates ranging from elastomers (PDMS) to thermoplastics, such as polycarbonate, to glass. The facility also houses a cell culture room where devices are prepared for biological studies and an imaging room where experiments can be monitored. 

Research services

Prototyping, analytical services, biological imaging, foundry services (fabrication of devices), photomask services 

Sectors of application
  • Automotive
  • Chemical industries
  • Defence and security industries
  • Energy (renewable and fossil)
  • Environmental technologies and related services
  • Life sciences, pharmaceuticals and medical equipment
  • Manufacturing and processing



Heidelberg Laser Pattern Generator

Photomask and direct writing

EVG 520 Hot Embossing System


EVG 620 Mask Alignment System

Foundry mask aligner

Nikon A1+ confocal microscope

Confocal microscope

RegenHu 3D Discovery ® bioprinter

3D bioprinter

OAI Mask Aligner


Bruker ContourGT-K

Optical profilometer

Biological safety cabinets (Thermo 1300 Series A2)


Tuttnauer Autoclave  model 3850


Bio-Rad CFX384 Real-Time PCR Detection System


Bio-Rad TC20 cell counter

Cell counting

Zeiss Axio Observer (w/ temperature, CO2, and humidity control chamber)

Live cell imaging

Bruker BioScope Catalyst

Atomic force microscope

Lambert Instruments FLIM Attachment - Nikon

Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging Microscopy