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Biological detector and method

United States Patent

February 26, 2013
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A biological detector includes a conduit for receiving a fluid containing one or more magnetic nanoparticle-labeled, biological objects to be detected and one or more permanent magnets or electromagnet for establishing a low magnetic field in which the conduit is disposed. A microcoil is disposed proximate the conduit for energization at a frequency that permits detection by NMR spectroscopy of whether the one or more magnetically-labeled biological objects is/are present in the fluid.
Sillerud; Laurel (Albuquerque, NM), Alam; Todd M. (Cedar Crest, NM), McDowell; Andrew F. (Albuquerque, NM)
STC . UNM (Albuquerque, NM)
12/ 720,499
March 9, 2010
GOVERNMENT INTEREST STATEMENT This invention was developed under Contract DE-AC04-94AL85000 between Sandia Corporation and the U.S. Department of Energy. The U.S. Government has certain rights in this invention.