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Nanostructure-initiator mass spectrometry biometrics

United States Patent

September 8, 2015
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Several embodiments described herein are drawn to methods of identifying an analyte on a subject's skin, methods of generating a fingerprint, methods of determining a physiological change in a subject, methods of diagnosing health status of a subject, and assay systems for detecting an analyte and generating a fingerprint, by nanostructure-initiator mass spectrometry (NIMS).
Leclerc; Marion (Berkeley, CA), Bowen; Benjamin (Walnut Creek, CA), Northen; Trent (Walnut Creek, CA)
The Regents of the University of California (Oakland, CA)
13/ 631,687
September 28, 2012
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT RIGHTS This invention was made with government support under Contract No. DE-AC02-05CH11231 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.