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Magnetic flowcell systems and methods

United States Patent Application

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One embodiment of the present invention includes a flowcell with an inlet and an outlet in fluid communication with a cavity that is effective to receive a fluid flow from the inlet and to discharge at least a portion of that fluid flow through the outlet. The flowcell further includes a structure extending across the cavity to divide the fluid flow, which includes a magnetic material to capture magnetically attractable material in the fluid flow. The system further includes a sensor arranged to detect an optical property of the magnetically attractable material while captured in the cavity.
Batishko, Charles R. (Benton City, WA), Dunham, Glen C. (Kennewick, WA), Bowman, Lawrence E. (Fairbanks, AK)
10/ 869,557
June 16, 2004
[0002] This invention was made with Government support under Contract DE-AC0676RL01830 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.