MASER Engineering is participating in the national Dutch GO EFRO-funded “I2I” program, which stands for “Innovation 2 Industrialization for advanced micro- and nanosystems”.
In the I2I project, a consortium of Dutch small-medium enterprises and knowledge institutions will work together on the valorization and development of various ready-to-market micro- and nanotechnology applications.


Duration: 3 years (January 2012 – December 2014).
Project extended with 6 months to June 2015.

Project Overview

Under supervision of Business Cluster Semiconductors East-Netherlands (BCS), various medical instruments for blood- and liquid sampling, analysis of blood values, breath tests, echography and a breath inhaler will be developed. In comparison with existing instruments, these micro-and nano-devices are compacter, easier to use and easier to maintain. The time needed for analysis will be reduced as well. For certain examinations, patients don’t need to visit a hospital anymore, but can perform these tests at a GP or even themselves at home. This will reduce health care costs, is less burdensome for the patient and saves time.

In total, six innovation projects are defined in the I2I program:

  • I2I Medical Breath Analyzer.
  • I2I Medical Inhaler.
  • I2I Medical POC Cartridge.
  • I2I Medical Body Fluid Sampler.
  • I2I Thin Film Lift-Off Technology.
  • I2I Ultrasound Imaging.

Contribution MASER Engineering

Within the I2I project, MASER Engineering will participate in the innovation project ‘Breath Analyzer’ in two main areas, reliability testing and failure analysis. The first item consists of implementing new reliability strategies for the micro breath analyzer module and the practical setup development for the robustness approval in system applications. The second participation field is in the preparation and implementation of failure analysis procedures, tooling and techniques in order to be prepared for product field returns of complex devices with multiple devices in a package, including MEMS devices.
Within the program, MASER Engineering will closely cooperate with several other consortium members, like C2V-TFS, SenzAir, RUNMC, Boschman and APC.
The results of this research project will contribute to the prime position of MASER Engineering as an independent engineering support center in Enschede, The Netherlands, and even unique on a European scale.

Project Consortium

  • Advanced Laser Separation International (ALSI), The Netherlands (link).
  • Advanced Packaging Center (APC), The Netherlands (link).
  • Boschman Technologies, The Netherlands (link).
  • Centre for Concepts in Mechatronica (CCM), The Netherlands (link).
  • Concept 2 Volume – ThermoFischer Scientific (C2V-TFS), The Netherlands (link).
  • MASER Engineering, The Netherlands (link).
  • Medspray XMEMS, The Netherlands (link).
  • Micronit Microfluidics, The Netherlands (link).
  • NovioMEMS, The Netherlands (link).
  • Radboud University, The Netherlands (link).
  • Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre (RUNMC), The Netherlands (link, link).
  • SenzAir, The Netherlands (link).
  • SolMateS, The Netherlands (link).
  • Solutions-on-Silicon, The Netherlands (link).
  • Tf2 devices, The Netherlands (link).
  • University of Twente, The Netherlands (link).
  • U-Needle, The Netherlands (link).



Project information


  • Presentation Business Cluster Semiconductors East Netherlands “BCS in 2011, een bewogen jaar…!” [19-12-2011] (link).

Press releases

  • Press release MASER Engineering [17-04-2012] (link).
  • Press release Micronit Microfluidics [09-11-2012] (link).
  • Press release Province Overijssel [12-04-2012] (link).
  • Press release C2V-TFS [2012] (link).