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microfluidics and micropumps

Bartels Mikrotechnik

Your 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.

microComponents - micropumps for functionality


Micropumps, which pump the smallest amounts of gases or liquids, form the heart of microfluidics.

Their services are indispensable in many areas.


Measures of the mp6 micropump microfluidics in microtechnology Bartels Mikrotechnik

With their extremely small dimensions and low weight, particle tolerance (up to a particle size of 40 µm) and good temperature resistance, our micropumps are equipped for all these fields.


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


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 kits 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)!


"It all started with a solution"

A striking phrase that exemplifies our performance in a nutshell, finally, after a long development work, the first micro-pump was used in a fluidic field of application about 10 years ago.

Thus, it all started with a groundbreaking solution – this approach is written deep into the developer DNA.
It is simply one of our core competences to analyse the development potential of your products (opportunity identification) and to accompany you as an idea generator from concept (concept generation) through prototyping to series production.

Along the way, our team will impress you with interdisciplinary competences, which not only represent an outstanding knowledge advantage in practical microtechnology, but also offer a creative and innovative team performance as a developer group.

This is one of the reasons why physicists, process engineers, chemists, mechatronics technicians, laser technologists and many more qualifications work in all age groups. They all develop new solutions for new markets, bring creations to patent maturity and work on the switch from standalone to series production.

Qualities that mature in a dense network, in which both technological suppliers, a renowned research landscape as well numerous institutes come together to ultimately create complete product worlds MADE IN GERMANY for a global market.

Our areas of microComponents and micro Engineering, therefore, propel each other mutually forward.

Each issue calls for a development, which in turn calls for interaction as an innovation. This creates a perfect climate for innovation with future-oriented added value.

We are not just the seller of our products. We are solution providers and help our customers with problems for which our micro-pumps are a perfect solution.

From creative brainstorming to prototyping, through individual customisation to (small or large) series production.




Microfluidics as a part of Microsystems Technology

Since the beginnings of microsystems technology, microfluidics has been an elementary field which 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 measured variables.

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

For example, it can sometimes happen that pumps known as “micro” have geometries of several micrometers. In addition, the prefix describes the quantitative delivery rate and pump pressure. The fluid quantities to be transported differ significantly from those of industrial standard pumps.


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

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 and system solutions for end users.

In almost every case in which fluids are manipulated in any way, their volumes have to be moved. This is where micropumps of the most diverse types are used.

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


Bartels Mikrotechnik GmbH

Konrad-Adenauer-Allee 11

D-44263 Dortmund 

Tel: +49-231-47730-500

Fax : +49-231-47730-501

E-Mail: info@bartels-mikrotechnik.de