Centre for Research and Applications in Fluidic Technologies (CRAFT)

University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario
What the facility does

Fabrication and imaging of microfluidic devices

Areas of expertise

The Centre for Research and Applications in Fluidic Technologies (CRAFT) encompasses two locations. The Device Foundry, a state of the art cleanroom, specializes in providing state-of-the-art equipment and technical expertise to fabricate microfluidic devices in various materials and different scales. The Tissue Foundry houses a cell culture and imaging area where devices are validated.

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
  • 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