with passion for
microfluidics and micropumps

Bartels Mikrotechnik

Your microtechnology partner for active microfluidic systems

For more than 25 years, Bartels Mikrotechnik has been a globally active manufacturer and development service provider in the field of microfluidics. Together with our partners we help our customers find the right microfluidic solution for their application.

As microfluidic SolutionMaker, Bartels offers a complete, application-oriented and modular liquid handling system. With our evaluation sets and the mpSmart you can test our mp6 micropump directly in your application. We have already prepared everything for you. We also have a large partner network that enables us to offer you high-quality components tested by us to complement your microfluidic system.


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Our microComponents business unit offers you a wide range of microfluidic components. Bartels Mikrotechnik manufactures and distributes microfluidic products – especially for miniaturized and portable applications. Our key products are micropumps that pump small volumes of gases and liquids. They are used in a variety of ways in the fields of biotechnology, pharmaceuticals and medical technology.

In microEngineering, our team is constantly working on new solutions for new markets. We allow new components to mature to the patent stage and work on the transition from individual applications to series production. Our goal is to create complete product worlds for a global market.

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Micropumps, which pump minute quantities of gases or liquids, are at the heart of microfluidics. Their services are indispensable in many fields.

Our micropumps can be used in a variety of ways. For example, in medical and analytical technology, as well as in the automotive industry or space research and in many more.


Diemensions of the mp6 micropump

Our micropumps are equipped for all these fields. They are highly adaptable thanks to their extremely small dimensions and low weight, particle tolerance down to a particle size of 40 µm and good temperature resistance.


Many mp6 micropumps in production in Dortmund at MST factory Bartels Mikrotechnik microtechnology and microfluidics

Produced almost entirely from plastic, our micropumps can be manufactured cost-effectively in high volumes.


Woman employee with hair covering presenting the mp6 micropump in microfluidics and microtechnology

We test every single pump before it leaves our warehouse. In addition, the components of each micropump are traceable down to the last detail. We not only promise the best quality, we deliver it.

microfluidic SolutionMaker - Active use of microtechnology

As microfluidic SolutionMaker, Bartels Mikrotechnik offers a complete, application-oriented and modular liquid handling system.

Our experts have developed complete systems for you. With our evaluation sets and the mpSmart, you can test our mp6 micropump directly in your application. We have already prepared everything for you. We also have a large partner network, which allows us to offer you high-quality components that we have tested to complement your microfluidic system.

Each of our systems is modular in design. Thus, we offer you customizable liquid handling with full functionality. With the mp-Multiboard and the software made by Bartels, you control all components conveniently and easily via one user interface. Your microfluidic system remains flexible and can be easily adapted to changing requirements.

Check out our solutions in the areas Diagnostics (e.g. POCT, Lab-on-a-chip), Medical & Pharma (e.g. cell culturing, drug dosing) and Analysis (e.g. gas sensors, thermal conductivity)!

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"It all started with a solution"

A strong phrase that sums up our performance in an exemplary way. After all, the first micropump was used in a fluidic application around 10 years ago, following a long period of development work.

So, everything started with a groundbreaking solution – this approach is written deep into our development DNA.

It is simply one of our core competencies to analyze the development potential of your products and to accompany you as an idea generator from the concept to prototyping to series production.

On the way there, our team convinces with interdisciplinary competences, which in sum not only represent an outstanding knowledge advantage in practical microtechnology, but also offer a creative team performance as a developer group.

This is one of the reasons why we employ physicists, process engineers, chemists, mechatronics engineers, a laser technologist and many more qualifications. They all develop new solutions for new markets, mature new creations until they are patented, and work on the switch from individual applications to series production.

Qualities that work in a dense network with a renowned research landscape and numerous institutes to ultimately create complete product worlds for a global market. This means that we are not just the seller of our products.

We are solution providers and support our customers in problems for which our micropumps provide a multi-value solution.

From creative brainstorming to prototyping, via individual customization to (small or large-scale) series production.


Microfluidics as part of microsystems technology

Since the beginnings of microtechnology, microfluidics has been a fundamental field that is used in a wide range of applications.

Microfluidic systems and subsystems consist of active and passive components. These are used to conduct, convey and analyze liquids and gases or to use them as actuating media or as secondary measurement variables.

The term “micropump” does not unambiguously describe only the size of a component. “Micro” denotes several aspects at the same time. A small size is one of them, but not always with dimensions in the micrometer range.

Thus, pumps described as “micro” may sometimes have geometries of several micrometers. In addition, the prefix quantitatively describes flow rate and pump pressure. The fluid volumes to be transported differ significantly from those of standard industrial pumps.

So, what is a pump that delivers the smallest quantities and is also very small made for?

Microfluidics deals with the physics of liquid and gas transport in pipe systems with small diameters. These are to be transported in a controlled manner.

Due to the small dimensions of microfluidic components, the use of microfluidic components is widespread in industry, science as well as system solutions for end users. In just about every case where fluids are manipulated in some way, their volumes must be moved. This is where micropumps of various designs come into play.

Starting from the idea, to the development of a prototype which has become a proven product to be manufactured in series, we would now like to inform you in this article about the adaptation of our microfluidic components to customer-oriented needs.


Bartels Mikrotechnik GmbH

Konrad-Adenauer-Allee 11

D-44263 Dortmund 

Tel: +49-231-47730-500

Fax : +49-231-47730-501