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
Equipment Function
Heidelberg Laser Pattern GeneratorPhotomask and direct writing
EVG 520 Hot Embossing SystemEmbossing/bonding
EVG 620 Mask Alignment SystemFoundry mask aligner
Nikon A1+ confocal microscopeConfocal microscope
RegenHu 3D Discovery ® bioprinter3D bioprinter
OAI Mask Aligner 
Bruker ContourGT-KOptical profilometer
Biological safety cabinets (Thermo 1300 Series A2) 
Tuttnauer Autoclave  model 3850 
Bio-Rad CFX384 Real-Time PCR Detection SystemPCR
Bio-Rad TC20 cell counterCell counting
Zeiss Axio Observer (w/ temperature, CO2, and humidity control chamber)Live cell imaging
Bruker BioScope CatalystAtomic force microscope
Lambert Instruments FLIM Attachment - NikonFluorescence Lifetime Imaging Microscopy