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High performance hybrid magnetic structure for biotechnology applications

United States Patent

February 3, 2009
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The present disclosure provides a high performance hybrid magnetic structure made from a combination of permanent magnets and ferromagnetic pole materials which are assembled in a predetermined array. The hybrid magnetic structure provides means for separation and other biotechnology applications involving holding, manipulation, or separation of magnetic or magnetizable molecular structures and targets. Also disclosed are further improvements to aspects of the hybrid magnetic structure, including additional elements and for adapting the use of the hybrid magnetic structure for use in biotechnology and high throughput processes.
Humphries; David E. (El Cerrito, CA), Pollard; Martin J. (El Cerrito, CA), Elkin; Christopher J. (San Ramon, CA)
The Regents of the University of California (Oakland, CA)
11/ 595,827
November 9, 2006
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENTAL SUPPORT This invention was made during work supported by U.S. Department of Energy under Contract No. DE-AC03-76SF00098, now DE-AC02-05CH11231. The government has certain rights in this invention.