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Microfluidic Flow Assay for Measuring Hemostatic Phenotypes

Colorado School of Mines

Colorado School of Mines

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Technology Marketing SummaryIn this invention we report a method for measuring an individual’s ability to form a blood clot. 
Description
The assay consists of a micropatterned surface that induces clot formation and an array of microfluidic channels through which blood flows.  The micropatterned surface contains two stimuli, one for inducing platelet adhesion and another for inducing the coagulation cascade.  Most current bleeding assays test for either platelet function or coagulation, but not both.  In addition, most of these conventional assays occur under static, or no flow, conditions.  However, since blood is a moving fluid in the body, there are several advantages to studying it under flow in bleeding diagnostics.
Benefits
  • Measures clotting ability in non-static state
  • Test for both platelet function and coagulation
Applications and Industries
  • Medical testing
  • Laboratory use
More InformationProvisional Patent filed March 12, 2010Technology Status
Development StageAvailabilityPublishedLast Updated
DevelopmentAvailable - We are seeking an exclusive or non-exclusive licensee for marketing, manufacturing, and sale of this technology.06/14/201106/14/2011

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To: William Vaughan<wvaughan@mines.edu>