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Systems, devices, and methods for agglutination assays using sedimentation

United States Patent

January 26, 2016
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Embodiments of the present invention include methods for conducting agglutination assays using sedimentation. Aggregates may be exposed to sedimentation forces and travel through a density medium to a detection area. Microfluidic devices, such as microfluidic disks, are described for conducting the agglutination assays, as are systems for conducting the assays.
Schaff; Ulrich Y. (Livermore, CA), Sommer; Gregory J. (Livermore, CA), Singh; Anup K. (Danville, CA)
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
13/ 423,073
March 16, 2012
STATEMENT REGARDING RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT Described examples were made with Government support under Government Contract No. DE-AC04-94AL85000 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy to Sandia Corporation. The Government has certain rights in the invention, including a paid-up license and the right, in limited circumstances, to require the owner of any patent issuing in this invention to license others on reasonable terms.