As a specialist in functional printing, tagtron (www.tagtron.at) offers a range of services - from development expertise to manufacturing experience - for innovations that can revolutionize our lives.
Functional printing, or printed electronics, stands for a revolutionary new type of electronics: thin, light, flexible, robust, cost-effective and thus suitable for mass production.
Printed electronics opens up the possibility of integrating electroanalytics, hybrid electronics (combination of classic electronic components combined with
printed conductive tracks), antennas, temperature sensors, humidity sensors, pressure sensors, elektrochemical sensors, heating coils, switches, etc. into products and components.
Based on the extensive know-how of its employees and the experience in the development of printed electronic products including control & readout electronics, tagtron uses its established development process for in-house and third-party products.
tagtron's product development process covers the following spectrum:
- Definition of functionality for printed electronics
- Definition of substrate properties and usable space
- Selection of conductive or insulating inks
- Development of customized printing processes streamlined to the specific product requirements
- Selection of connectors
- Definition of control & readout electronics
- Interaction with specialists of related technological fields for optimum product performance
tagtron's previous activities in the field of printed biosensors
Within the R&D project Screening 2.0 "Paper based printed glucose test strips" (www.project-screening.com) tagtron, together with its collaboration partners, developed an innovative, non-invasive, user-friendly diabetes screening test, which allowed tagtron to build up valuable know-how in the application field of point of care testing.
tagtron also contributed its functional printing expertise to the R&D Project Pionier "Paper as ecologically sustainable and innovative substrate for sensors electronics”, which dealt with the development of a point-of-care test strip for the non-invasive quantitative electrochemical detection of diabetic biomarkers (www.project-pionier.com).
tagtron's role in the IMPETUS project
Within the IMPETUS project, tagtron sets up the pilot line at its premises for the realization of the paper-based printed electrochemical biosensor system and implements the according roll-to-roll production processes. tagtron contributes its know-how in functional printing, hybrid electronics, and printed sensors. tagtron will be the core exploitation partner of the IMPETUS project results by offering the IMPETUS pilot line service to customers.