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Portable biochip scanner device

United States Patent

June 18, 2002
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A portable biochip scanner device used to detect and acquire fluorescence signal data from biological microchips (biochips) is provided. The portable biochip scanner device employs a laser for emitting an excitation beam. An optical fiber delivers the laser beam to a portable biochip scanner. A lens collimates the laser beam, the collimated laser beam is deflected by a dichroic mirror and focused by an objective lens onto a biochip. The fluorescence light from the biochip is collected and collimated by the objective lens. The fluorescence light is delivered to a photomultiplier tube (PMT) via an emission filter and a focusing lens. The focusing lens focuses the fluorescence light into a pinhole. A signal output of the PMT is processed and displayed.
Perov; Alexander (Troitsk, RU), Sharonov; Alexei (Moscow, RU), Mirzabekov; Andrei D. (Darien, IL)
The University of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
09/ 515,290
February 29, 2000
CONTRACTUAL ORIGIN OF THE INVENTION The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. W-31-109-ENG-38 between the United States Department of Energy (DOE) and the University of Chicago representing Argonne National Laboratory.