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METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ACOUSTICALLY MANIPULATING BIOLOGICAL PARTICLES

United States Patent Application

20130116459
A1
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Systems and methods for concentrating biological particles in a liquid suspension use acoustic focusing technology. In some instances, the systems and methods include extracting and separating a target material from the concentrated biological particles in the liquid suspension. Algae cells can be concentrated and lipids isolated from the algae for the production of biofuel.
Marrone, Babetta Louise (Los Alamos, NM), Kalb, Daniel M. (Los Alamos, NM), Coons, James Elmer (Los Alamos, NM), Dale, Taraka (Los Alamos, NM)
LOS ALAMOS NATIONAL SECURITY, LLC (Los Alamos NM)
13/ 652,296
October 15, 2012
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF GOVERNMENT SUPPORT [0002] This invention was made with government support under Contract No. DE-AC52-06NA25396 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.