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Method and apparatus for fluid dispersion

United States Patent

7,708,949
May 4, 2010
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A microfluidic method and device for focusing and/or forming discontinuous sections of similar or dissimilar size in a fluid is provided. The device can be fabricated simply from readily-available, inexpensive material using simple techniques.
Stone; Howard A. (Brookline, MA), Anna; Shelley L. (Pittsburgh, PA), Bontoux; Nathalie (Cagnes sur Mer, FR), Link; Darren R. (Cambridge, MA), Weitz; David A. (Bolton, MA), Gitlin; Irina (Brookline, MA), Kumacheva; Eugenia (Toronto, CA), Garstecki; Piotr (Cambridge, MA), Diluzio; Willow (Westford, MA), Whitesides; George M. (Newton, MA)
President and Fellows of Harvard College (Cambridge, MA), Governing Council of the Univ. of Toronto (Toronto, CA)
11/ 024,228
December 28, 2004
GOVERNMENTAL SUPPORT This invention was made with government support under the National Institutes of Health Grant Number GM065364, Department of Energy Grant Number DE-FG02-00ER45852, and National Science Foundation Grant Number ECS-0004030. The government has certain rights in the invention.