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Portable apparatus for separating sample and detecting target analytes

United States Patent

November 18, 2008
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Portable devices and methods for determining the presence of a target analyte using a portable device are provided. The portable device is preferably hand-held. A sample is injected to the portable device. A microfluidic separation is performed within the portable device and at least one separated component detected by a detection module within the portable device, in embodiments of the invention. A target analyte is identified, based on the separated component, and the presence of the target analyte is indicated on an output interface of the portable device, in accordance with embodiments of the invention.
Renzi; Ronald F. (Tracy, CA), Wally; Karl (Lafayette, CA), Crocker; Robert W. (Fremont, CA), Stamps; James F. (Livermore, CA), Griffiths; Stewart K. (Livermore, CA), Fruetel; Julia A. (Livermore, CA), Horn; Brent A. (Roy, UT), Shokair; Isaac R. (Livermore, CA), Yee; Daniel D. (Dublin, CA), VanderNoot; Victoria A. (Pleasanton, CA), Wiedenman; Boyd J. (Aiken, SC), West; Jason A. A. (Pleasanton, CA), Ferko; Scott M. (Livermore, CA)
Sandia Corporation (Livermore, CA)
10/ 633,871
August 4, 2003
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY-FUNDED RESEARCH This invention was made with government support under contract No. DE-AC04-94AL85000 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy to Sandia Corporation.