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Method for analyzing nucleic acids by means of a substrate having a microchannel structure containing immobilized nucleic acid probes

United States Patent

April 23, 2002
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A method and apparatus for analyzing nucleic acids includes immobilizing nucleic probes at specific sites within a microchannel structure and moving target nucleic acids into proximity to the probes in order to allow hybridization and fluorescence detection of specific target sequences.
Ramsey; J. Michael (Knoxville, TN), Foote; Robert S. (Oak Ridge, TN)
UT-Battelle, LLC (Oak Ridge, TN)
09/ 460,316
December 14, 1999
This invention was made with government support under Contract No. DE-AC05-840R21400 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy to Lockheed Martin Energy Systems, Inc. and the government has certain rights in this invention.