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Microfluidic devices and methods including porous polymer monoliths

United States Patent

April 22, 2014
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Microfluidic Devices
Microfluidic devices and methods including porous polymer monoliths are described. Polymerization techniques may be used to generate porous polymer monoliths having pores defined by a liquid component of a fluid mixture. The fluid mixture may contain iniferters and the resulting porous polymer monolith may include surfaces terminated with iniferter species. Capture molecules may then be grafted to the monolith pores.
Hatch; Anson V. (Tracy, CA), Sommer; Gregory J. (Livermore, CA), Singh; Anup K. (Danville, CA), Wang; Ying-Chih (Pleasanton, CA), Abhyankar; Vinay V. (Dublin, CA)
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
12/ 556,459
September 9, 2009
STATEMENT REGARDING RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT The United States Government has a paid-up license in this invention and the right in limited circumstances to require the patent owner to license others on reasonable terms as provided for by the terms of contract No. DE-AC04-94AL85000 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy to Sandia Corporation.