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Chemical amplification based on fluid partitioning

United States Patent

7,041,481
May 9, 2006
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A system for nucleic acid amplification of a sample comprises partitioning the sample into partitioned sections and performing PCR on the partitioned sections of the sample. Another embodiment of the invention provides a system for nucleic acid amplification and detection of a sample comprising partitioning the sample into partitioned sections, performing PCR on the partitioned sections of the sample, and detecting and analyzing the partitioned sections of the sample.
Anderson; Brian L. (Lodi, CA), Colston, Jr.; Billy W. (San Ramon, CA), Elkin; Chris (San Ramon, CA)
The Regents of the University of California (Oakland, CA)
10/ 389,130
20040180346
March 14, 2003
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.