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Portable pathogen detection system

United States Patent

June 14, 2005
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A portable pathogen detection system that accomplishes on-site multiplex detection of targets in biological samples. The system includes: microbead specific reagents, incubation/mixing chambers, a disposable microbead capture substrate, and an optical measurement and decoding arrangement. The basis of this system is a highly flexible Liquid Array that utilizes optically encoded microbeads as the templates for biological assays. Target biological samples are optically labeled and captured on the microbeads, which are in turn captured on an ordered array or disordered array disposable capture substrate and then optically read.
Colston; Billy W. (Livermore, CA), Everett; Matthew (Livermore, CA), Milanovich; Fred P. (Lafayette, CA), Brown; Steve B. (Livermore, CA), Vendateswaran; Kodumudi (Livermore, CA), Simon; Jonathan N. (San Leandro, CA)
The Regents of the University of California (Oakland, CA)
09/ 880,515
June 12, 2001
The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. W-7405-ENG-48 between the United States Department of Energy and the University of California for the operation of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.