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  • July 14, 2020

    Holidays -Summer 2020-

    Japan factory for the week of August 10th to 14th: August 10th, 2020 (Monday) - Closed for National Holiday in Japan. August 11th, 2020 (Tuesday) - Open for regular operations. August 12th to 14th, 2020 (Wednesday to Friday) - Japan factory will be closing for the summer. Regular operations of Japan factory will resume on August 17th, 2020 (Monday). Due to the summer shutdown, our reply to your communication may be delayed. We will make our best effort to shorten it as much as possible. Please feel free to contact us for any questions. We appreciate your understanding.Stay safe and have...

  • April 22, 2020

    Space Beer-brewing device! Fermentation experiments under micro gravity!

    Takasago has designed an automatic device for experimental beer brewing on satellites and space stations. We are planning to exhibit the first prototype at an event held by SPACE FOODSPHERE, an organization that aims to solve food problems of both the earth and space together, which we are a member of. Our goal is to conduct an experiment on a satellite in orbit. It is said that humanity will live in outer space in the near future. In order to make such a scenario viable it will be imperative to develop technologies that can produce food and beverages with the...

  • February 04, 2020

    Exhibition at MD&M West 2020 (Anaheim, CA)

    Visit us at MD&M West 2020! MD&M West (Medical Design & Manufacturing) 2020 will be held from February 11 to 13 in Anaheim, CA, USA and Takasago Fluidic Systems will once again be exhibiting a wide range of valves, pumps and other fluidic devices. One of the key highlights is our smart dispensing modules, which were developed to meet the market needs for an IoT device. In addition, a chemically-inert tubing pump and a low-cost glass cuvette will be shown as new products. Please come and see us at booth # 957. Smart & Easy Dispensing Module  Smart & Wearable...

  • December 14, 2019

    Holidays -Winter 2019-

    Below are our office's and factory holidays in the U.S. and Japan: Our U.S. office will be closed: December 24th, 2019 (Tuesday) to January 1st, 2020 (Wednesday).   Japan office and factory will be closed: December 28th, 2019 (Saturday) to January 5th, 2020 (Sunday). Regular operations of U.S. office will resume on January 2nd, 2020 (Thursday) and all other operations will resume on January 6th, 2020 (Monday). Due to the winter shutdown, our reply to your communication will take more time than usual. We will make an effort to shorten it as much as possible. We appreciate your understanding.Happy Holidays!...

  • November 16, 2019

    Smart Fluidic Systems at MEDICA/COMPAMED

    Sensing technology is greatly evolving fluidic systems. TFS offers new possible applications for micro pumps in collaboration with Sensirion (a Swiss flow sensor manufacturer). At MEDICA/COMPAMED, the largest medical exhibition in Europe, we will demonstrate two application examples. Smart & Wearable Infusion PumpFeedback control from an ultra-small flow sensor achieved high precision of ± 3% when the pump delivered an extremely small flow of around 60µl/hour in tests. It also enables the system to detect errors such as tube-kinking. This functionality ensures the high safety of drug delivery systems such as insulin pumps. The concept model we will exhibit this...

  • August 21, 2019

    Solar-powered Portable Fluidic Unit for Diagnostic Systems

    One of our company strengths is the miniaturization of fluidic devices, which can also reduce power consumption as a result. Takasago has developed a demo IVD (In-Vitro Diagnostics) unit that is powered just by an A4 size solar panel. This is for our customers to realize how small the power requirement can be. At medical shows including COMPAMED and MD&M West, we demonstrated this solar-powered unit for carrying out basic immunodiagnostic processes even in places with no other power supply, for example, in developing areas. As the unit employs a disposable chip, it is easy to change the flow diagram...

  • August 02, 2019

    Exhibition at Small Satellite Conference 2019

    Small Satellite Conference is an exhibition held together with the world's largest academic conference on small satellites at Utah State University, USA. Held from August 5th through 8th, this year marks the third year in a row we have participated, from 2017. We will exhibit valves and pumps used for space missions, highlighting our small thruster valves. 【Exhibits】 Small thruster valves with a weight of only 8 grams. In addition to a manifold mount type, a newly-developed pipe connection type will also be displayed. A 20-30N class thruster valve for propulsion systems. A high-pressure valve equipped in the ALE-1 satellite,...

  • June 18, 2019

    Exhibition of our new thruster valves at the International Paris Air Show

    Takasago Fluidic Systems (TFS) will exhibit our newly developed thruster valve for small satellites at the International Paris Air Show 2019, the world's largest international aerospace international exhibition from June 17th in Paris, France. In addition, we will show a sample of small valves developed for aircraft / rockets, and valves and pumps mounted on experimental equipment for a JAXA space mission. 【Exhibit highlights】 Thruster valves for small satellites Thruster valves for med/large satellites Jet fuel proportional valve for a JAXA experimental Pilot valves for rapid air pressure regulation Solenoid valves for steam ovens Small check valves for hydraulic systems...

  • April 19, 2019

    Holidays -Golden Week 2019-

    We will have holidays in Japan, the so-called Golden Week.During the holidays, our head office and factory in Japan will be closed from Saturday the 27 April to Monday the 6 May. We will open on Tuesday the 7 May as usual.  Due to the holidays of Golden Week, our reply to your communication will take more time than usual. We will make our effort to shorten it as much as possible. However, we would appreciate it if you would understand this matter. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask us.

  • January 25, 2019

    The world’s first man-made meteor shower project

    Last Friday, January 18, 2019, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) successfully launched the Epsilon-4 rocket (the fourth Epsilon Launch Vehicle), and all seven satellites loaded on the rocket were successfully placed into orbit. Among them, attention is gathered on the demonstration satellite "ALE-1" of ALE Co., Ltd., which produces man-made meteor showers. When a “meteor particle”, the material of a meteor shower, is released from the device installed on the satellite, the particle goes a fifth of the way around the earth, then enters into the atmosphere and burns, looking like a meteor shower from the ground. Takasago Electric, Inc....

  • September 04, 2018

    Exhibition in TERMIS World Congress 2018

    The world famous international conference, TERMIS (Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society) will be held in Japan this year. Takasago will exhibit cell culture-related products for example, our 3D Perfusion System which can create in vivo-like cultivation, Live Cell Imaging Fluidic System, and Portable Medium Replacement System. We will provide consultation to realize the best cultivation environment for your purpose or target; such as angiogenesis, organoid culture, or differentiation induction. The exhibit will be held on September 5-7, 2018 at the Kyoto International Conference Center, Kyoto, Japan. We look forward to seeing you at our booth No.64. <Exhibition Outline>...

  • August 30, 2018

    Exhibition of our new thruster valves at Small Satellite Conference

    Takasago Fluidic Systems (TFS) exhibited several products at the Small Satellite Conference, which was held together with the world's largest academic conference on small satellites, from August 6th to 9th at Utah State University, USA. The exhibition included our newly developed thruster valves for small satellites, as well as small lightweight valves and pumps that have been used for experiments on the International Space Station (ISS). The following products attracted special attention from visitors during the exhibition: 1-3N-class ultra-small (Dia. 8 mm x L 31.4 mm) lightweight (8g) thruster valve designed to be used in small satellite propulsion systems. This...

  • April 06, 2018

    Invitation to analytica 2018

    At the biggest European show for analytical instruments, we will exhibit highly integrated microfluidic modules, which we believe illustrate the latest trends in the industry. In addition, we will exhibit micro pumps, miniature valves, manifolds, microfluidic chips and fittings. analytica will take place from the 10th to the 13th of April at Messe München, Germany. We are looking forward to serving you with our consultation and customisation skills at Booth 511 (Hall A1). Exhibit Highlights Low Pulsation Chip Pump for Disposable Flow Cytometer Reagent-prefillable Disposable Fluidic Systems Variety of Miniature Products 1. Low Pulsation Chip Pump for Disposable Flow Cytometry...

  • October 02, 2017

    Beer-Brewing on the Moon Project

    Takasago Fluidic Systems is now the official sponsor for Team Original Gravity. Team Original Gravity is a project team by UCSD (University of California, San Diego) students, who are challenging to brew beer on the moon for the first time in history.Takasago Fluidic Systems supplies pumps and valves for the brewing device that will be used on the moon. The device held by the project leader on the right is the actual brewing device, and what our engineer, standing in the middle, holds is the ultra-small pump for the device.This project is one of activities by Team SYNERGY MOON, one...

  • June 09, 2017

    Invitation to ISSCR 2017

    Invitation to ISSCR 2017 < Annual Meeting of the International Society for Stem Cell Research> Takasago Fluidic Systems (TFS) will exhibit its biotechnology-related products at the ISSCR, which will be held on June 14 - 17, 2017 at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, Boston, MA, U.S.A. Our Booth is #349, a co-exhibit booth with Sinfonia Technology Co., Ltd. Our newly-launched products, the Live Cell Imaging Fluidic System & Portable Medium Exchange System, are awaiting your visit. Highlights of Exhibits Live Cell Imaging Fluidic System Portable Medium Exchange System 3D Perfusion Culture System 1. Live Cell Imaging Fluidic System (Debut)...

  • May 31, 2017

    Portable Medium Replacement System

    Takasago Fluidic Systems (TFS) is proud to announce the launch of the Portable Medium Exchange System. This system automates the conventional pipetting processes of feeding in and pumping out cell culture medium, which helps reduce your workload during weekends and holidays, and also minimizes the variability between operators. For more details, please see: https://www.takasago-fluidics.com/products/medium-exchange-system/ One major advantage of this apparatus is its economic price of just 1/40 of a conventional fully-automated cell culture system, which usually costs around 5 million yen. This price is achieved by focusing on only the medium exchanging function. The system is designed to be used...

  • June 09, 2016

    Invitation to MD&M East

    Focusing on portable diagnostic/medical instruments, Takasago has been developing miniature valves and pumps for more than a decade. We will exhibit our latest devices and systems at MD&M East held from June 14 to 16, 2016, at Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in NY, USA. Some highlighted products are shown below. Please come and see us at #2083. Highlight of Exhibits Reagent-Prefilled Disposable Syringe Module Miniature Low-cost Valve SMV Series and Ultra-Small Dispensing Module Disposable Chip Pump 1. Reagent-Prefilled Disposable Syringe Module (patent pending) As the module uses disposable cartridges, you can easily and safely dispose of chemicals. The cartridge...

  • January 27, 2016

    Automated 3D Perfusion System 【Under Development】

    Suitable for 3D tissue cultivation Conventional perfusion methods use basically the same structure as static cultivation and just replace a medium slowly and continuously, where the flow of the medium only passes over the layer of cells. Our new system utilises cell culture inserts and enables 3-dimensional perfusion that can permeate through tissues or spheroids, and makes the culture closer to an in-vivo condition. The 3D perfusion has following advantages: Culture medium reaches deeper parts of tissues or spheroids in comparison to conventional perfusion methods, possibly keeping them active for longer. Sequential reactions can be expected because secretions from upstream...

  • November 11, 2015

    WEG Series (Patent Pending)

    Features Slim - dimensions of W21 x L16 x H54.4 mm (excluding mounting parts and barbs) while still providing a 2 mm orifice diameter. Both IN and OUT ports are rated up to 200 kPa for the 2-way and the 3-way models. Less pumping volume than conventional direct acting diaphragm valves. Improved cost compared to our conventional valves, due to economical procurement. Specifications Model Number WEG-2R-N1E WEG-3R-N1E Type 2-way N.C. 3-way Orifice Diameter 2 mm Operating Pressure Range IN, OUT: -90 ~ 200 kPa Port Connection Hose Barb Fluid Temp. Range 5 ~ 50 °C Ambient Temp. Range 5 ~...

  • November 10, 2015

    Ultra-small Dispensing Module (Under Development)

    This module meters liquid for dispensing. Every time the button on the controller (external input also possible) is pushed, the module releases the liquid metered by the sample loop from the needle. Its small dimensions of 38.3 x 41.3 x 37.4mm and light weight of approx. 25g enable it to be mounted on moving elements. (Please refer to the flow diagram below for the configuration.) This is just an example of valve modules using our SMV series of shape memory alloy driven ultra-slim valves. The use of SMVs realises significant miniaturisation of various valve modules. In addition, prices are competitive,...

  • November 05, 2015

    Fluidic components for medical and analytical instruments

    Takasago will exhibit a wide range of fluidic devices designed for life science and medical applications at the upcoming COMPAMED (co-located with MEDICA) held from 16 to 19 November 2015, at Dusseldorf Fairgrounds in Germany. Some highlighted products are shown below. We will co-exhibit with the needle specialist FUTA-Q, Ltd., and Aquatech Co. Ltd., a leading miniature peristaltic pumps company. At our stand, you can see various fluidic modules and enjoy a one-stop consultation with fluidic specialists. We look forward to seeing you at Stand #F26, Hall 8b. Highlighted Exhibits at COMPAMED Miniature Low-cost Valve SMV Series Embeddable Disposable Pump...

  • October 15, 2015

    Useful Fluidic Items for MicroTAS & Life Science

    Special Campaign for Miniature Low-cost Valves! Takasago is developing a tiny shape-memory-alloy-driven valve for microTAS applications like POCT, and is going to launch mass-production next year, which we believe will contribute to a significant cost reduction. The price for this valve is expected to be at a disposable level. We will be exhibiting the valve at the microTAS conference held in Korea on October 25 - 29, 2015, and will be conducting a special campaign at the exhibition. With this campaign, you can receive a functioning sample valve free of charge to try in your application by filling out a...

  • September 04, 2015

    PEN-TYPE SYRINGE PUMP SBP Sereis

    Extremely Compact and High Resolution Features High resolution provides smooth flow (theoretical resolution: 0.105 nl at 1/100 micro-step). Remarkably small outer dimensions of Dia. 12 x L 170 mm (threads model), now with a built-in 2-phase stepper motor with a reduction gear. Suitable for portable devices. An ultra-small type with the outer diameter of 8.8 mm is also available by custom order. (Please contact us for the details of the micro-stepper drive mode.) Various syringe terminations: needle, Luer Lock, M6 or 1/4-28UNF threads, disposable tip adaptor, attachment for our ultra-small 3-way valve, etc. Has a built-in sensor to prevent overrun....

  • June 05, 2015

    MINIATURE LOW-COST VALVE SMV Series (Under Development)

    Features This valve is driven by a piece of shape memory alloy, giving it the following features: Compact and light weight: 19 x 18.4 x t4 mm and 1.5 g (approx.). Silent operation Low power consumption - 0.3 W or less. Low cost and disposable. Specifications *1: Please see "Cautions concerning Power Supply" below. *2: Response times vary depending on the ambient temperature. The values above are measured at 30˚C. Can be improved by controlling the applied current (e.x. PWM, a spike & hold circuit, etc.). Please contact us for details. *3: PEEK & Perfluoroelastomer are optionally available. Cautions concerning...