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Microfluidics apparatus and methods for use thereof

United States Patent

August 9, 2005
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A microfluidics device includes a plurality of interaction cells and fluid control means including i) means for providing to the interaction cells a preparation fluid, and ii) means for providing to the interaction cells a sample fluid, wherein each interaction cell receives a different sample fluid. A plurality of microcantilevers may be disposed in each of the interaction cells, wherein each of the plurality of microcantilevers configured to deflect in response to an interaction involving a component of the sample fluid.
Peeters; John P. (Bethesda, MD), Wiggins; Thomas (Columbia, MD), Ghosh; Madhushree (San Diego, CA), Bottomley; Lawrence A. (Lawrenceville, GA), Seminara; Salvatore (Chicago, IL), Hu; Zhiyu (Knoxville, TN), Seeley; Timothy (Bethesda, MD), Kossek; Sebastian (Phoenix, AZ)
10/ 054,760
November 13, 2001
GOVERNMENT FUNDING A portion of the invention was made with funding from the Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.