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Hand-held portable microarray reader for biodetection

United States Patent

8,428,398
April 23, 2013
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A hand-held portable microarray reader for biodetection includes a microarray reader engineered to be small enough for portable applications. The invention includes a high-powered light-emitting diode that emits excitation light, an excitation filter positioned to receive the excitation light, a slide, a slide holder assembly for positioning the slide to receive the excitation light from the excitation filter, an emission filter positioned to receive the excitation light from the slide, a lens positioned to receive the excitation light from the emission filter, and a CCD camera positioned to receive the excitation light from the lens.
Thompson; Deanna Lynn (Orangevale, CA), Coleman; Matthew A. (Oakland, CA), Lane; Stephen M. (Oakland, CA), Matthews; Dennis L. (Gold River, CA), Albala; Joanna (Stockton, CA), Wachsmann-Hogiu; Sebastian (Sacramento, CA)
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (Livermore, CA), The Regents of the University of California (Oakland, CA)
12/ 826,215
20110188782
June 29, 2010
STATEMENT AS TO RIGHTS TO INVENTIONS MADE UNDER FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC52-07NA27344 between the United States Department of Energy and Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC for the operation of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.