We are planning to release the hardware by levearing traditional crowdfunidng on a major crowdfunding platform in Q4 2016/Q1 2017.
Current Roadmap August-September 2016: 1st crowdsale of FLUXEL coins that represents equity, it will be announced here on Steemit and other major cryptoworld communication channels. This first wave will grant equity at the maximum rate. Furhter details soon.December 2016-January 2017: Kickstarter campaign to sell the hardware.February-March 2017: 2nd and last crowdsale of FLUXEL coins for three weeks with three down-scaling rate tiers.End of May-June 2017 FLUXEL coins distribution and shipping of the hardware How you can support us?
First by upvoting this post with no effort! You can stay tuned here on Steemit for further information for the FLUXEL ICO and hardware development.
We will also announce it on other common channels, but we prefer to start from here. : ^ )
Contacts: For governance, ICO, and crypto-related questions you can contact me via email here.
For questions about the hardware, bio-protocols, micro and nano technology visit GaudiLabs website and contact Urs Gaudenz
To know more about the ecosystem: Please visit the OpenDrop Website to be updated on hardware development. Stay tuned here for further information on the crowdequity presale.http://hackteria.org/wiki/Elektrowettinghttp://www.bioflux.euhttp://digi.bio/http://microfluidics.utoronto.ca/dropbot/Luis Ruben Soenksen, a PhD student at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is developing a wild OpenDrop V2.1. Luis is working on innovation & Entrepreneurship activities at the Research Laboratory of Electronics & MIT in affiliation with the Madrid-MIT M+Visión Biomedical Imaging Consortium. He is planing to use a new smart responsive surfaces switching coating on the OpenDrop and do some very interesting biology such as multi-organ on chip interaction experiments (in collaboration with the Griffith and Trumper labs). Acknowledgments
OpenDrop was selected for poster presentation at the 2015 NanoBioTech Montreux conference, a unique high level conference at the frontiers of Micro- and NanoTechnology developments for Biological, Chemical and Medical applications that happens every year since 1997, and that is organised by an association of leading scientists of EPFL, ETH and other high level research institutions. We therefore want to thanks Prof. Philippe Renaud @ EPFL for understanding our disruptive vision and having invited us at this amazing conference for free.
We want to express our deepest appreaciation to Andy Gracie, Marc Dusseiller and Yashas Shetty for having sparked the Hackteria network in 2009, to which the galactic diy-bio community is greatful for being such a remarkable relational context and source of meaningful insights (and trustful vulcanian contacts). We also want to thank Ryan and Christian Fobel from Wheeler Microfluidics Laboratory and their open source DropBot 2.0 and µDrop software from which OpenDrop development has been greatly inspired. Also, we would like to thank Mirela Alistar and Rüdiger Trojok for having sketched-up the first prototype of OpenDrop on a napkin in a cafè in Vienna (AT) in October 2014. Ultimately, we are thankful to Simone Cicero and Stelio Verzera for being some of the first pioneers to have seriously experimented within the mindshifting paradigm of networked organisations. Last but not the least, we want to thank Satoshi Nakamoto for its seminal paper on DLTs.
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