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Microfluidic devices with thick-film electrochemical detection

United States Patent

April 12, 2005
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An apparatus for conducting a microfluidic process and analysis, including at least one elongated microfluidic channel, fluidic transport means for transport of fluids through the microfluidic channel, and at least one thick-film electrode in fluidic connection with the outlet end of the microfluidic channel. The present invention includes an integrated on-chip combination reaction, separation and thick-film electrochemical detection microsystem, for use in detection of a wide range of analytes, and methods for the use thereof.
Wang; Joseph (Las Cruces, NM), Tian; Baomin (Las Cruces, NM), Sahlin; Eskil (Pittsburgh, PA)
Arrowhead Center, Inc. (Las Cruces, NM)
09/ 705,100
November 2, 2000
GOVERNMENT RIGHTS The U.S. Government has a paid-up license in certain aspects of this invention and the right in limited circumstances to require the patent owner to license others on reasonable terms as provided for by the terms of contract no. AV-8698 with Sandia National Laboratory on behalf of the United States Department of Energy.