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Chemical amplification based on fluid partitioning in an immiscible liquid

United States Patent

RE41,780
September 28, 2010
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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; Bill W. (San Ramon, CA), Elkin; Christopher J. (San Ramon, CA)
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (Livermore, CA)
12/ 118,418
May 9, 2008
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.