Production and quality assurance
SCHOTT pursues a policy of continued technical excellence to deliver high quality products and services. The company is dedicated to product consistency and reliability – providing scientists with highly reproducible microarray slides. To ensure this, SCHOTT uses only high quality glass substrates and operates the world’s most modern microarray slide production plant. This manufacturing facility, located in Jena, one of Germany’s leading biotech clusters, is equipped with state-of-the-art production technology and runs a stringent quality control system. The Microarray Solutions unit successfully implemented the DIN EN ISO 9001:2008 quality management system, as part of SCHOTT’s commitment to offering the highest quality products.
The contact angle of SCHOTT NEXTERION® coated slides is controlled within every batch and from batch to batch. High consistency is a major criteria for our quality control process.
Unique features of the advanced
- DIN EN ISO 9001:2008 certificated production process.
- Use of borosilicate glass manufactured from high purity raw materials to produce slides with an extremely low auto-fluorescence.
- An automated laser-cutting process produces glass slides with tight geometric tolerances, as well as smooth edges free of chips or micro-fractures.
- A highly efficient automated glass cleaning process is used prior to coating to ensure contamination free surfaces.
- Clean slide surfaces are maintained throughout the entire production process, with all steps carried out under class 100 cleanroom conditions.
- Extensive intra-slide and batch-to-batch consistency tests are performed to ensure the highest possible product reproducibility.
- 100 % quality control system ensures geometric precision, and slides free of visible defects and particles.
- Slides are packaged in specially designed slides boxes and sealed in laminated foil pouches for protection during transportation and storage.
SCHOTT Technical Glass Solutions your reliable partner
Schott Technical Glass Solutions is working with the latest standards for quality, enviromental and integrated management system. Below you can download copies of the recent certificates.