Micronic is an independent organization with its headquarters located in Lelystad, the Netherlands. We are an ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certified company.
Micronic products are applied worldwide in the (research) laboratories of university hospitals, forensics, agricultural, veterinary and governmental institutes, as well as companies in biotech, food, chemical and pharmaceutical industries.
Sample management workflows are not only about transferring samples from one piece of labware to another. The sample containers also move from place to place and are easy to track because they are convenient to barcode. So labware locations need to be logged and updated in your inventory to ensure a smooth workflow and an accurate audit trail. There are also times when it is useful to compare the physical positions of sample tubes within a rack to the locations stored in your inventory database. This comparison allows scientists to effortlessly and quickly confirm tube positions after a rack has been dropped, or when partially filled racks need to be consolidated to use freezer space more efficiently.
Many research applications, like genomics or personalized medicine, depend critically upon the accessibility and quality of biospecimen. Biobanks of hospitals, universities or pharmaceutical companies house cryogenic storage facilities, from individual refrigerators to automated stores, to preserve their biological samples for the long-term. Examples of sample types Micronic users store: blood, serum, plasma, DNA, RNA, proteins, urine, cells, saliva, feces and tissue.
Drug development is a long, complex and expensive process. During several stages within or processes related to the drug discovery process Micronic users – (bio)pharmaceutical companies or Contract Research Organizations (CROs) – apply products for sample collection, processing or storage. Examples of these stages or processes: compound management, high-throughput screening, pre-clinical studies and clinical trials management.
Advanced tools emerging from the ever-evolving biotech industry have revolutionized medicine and changed our understanding of health and the provision of healthcare. Micronic products are used in diverse biotech applications like genetics, genetic engineering, cell and tissue sciences, gene therapy, organoid research, applied immunology, antibody development, vaccine development and diagnostic tests.
One of the biggest growing areas of scientific research is agriculture. A primary goal of agricultural research is to make scientific discoveries that help solve problems in crop and livestock production and protection, human nutrition, and the interaction of agriculture and the environment. Examples of research applications of Micronic users: plant breeding and genetics, plant pathology, horticulture, soil science and food safety testing.
Worldwide efforts are being made to sequence the genomes of all living organisms (including animal, plant and fungal species) on earth. The ultimate goal is to create a novel foundation for biology that positively affects the preservation of biological diversity and sustainability of human societies. Institutes using Micronic products, especially during sample collection and long-term storage, conduct research in the fields of biodiversity, evolutionary biology and marine biology.
Diagnostic testing is crucial for several purposes: identifying and monitoring disease, providing prognoses and predicting responses to treatments. Examples of test kits that are being developed: clinical diagnostic testing kits, at-home diagnostic collection kits or at-home self-diagnostic kits. Direct-to-consumer kits for commercial DNA-testing are also popular nowadays. Micronic products (customized) are incorporated in these kits or used for sample storage.