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Microfabricated particle focusing device

United States Patent

April 23, 2013
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A microfabricated particle focusing device comprises an acoustic portion to preconcentrate particles over large spatial dimensions into particle streams and a dielectrophoretic portion for finer particle focusing into single-file columns. The device can be used for high throughput assays for which it is necessary to isolate and investigate small bundles of particles and single particles.
Ravula; Surendra K. (Chicago, IL), Arrington; Christian L. (Albuquerque, NM), Sigman; Jennifer K. (Boise, ID), Branch; Darren W. (Albuquerque, NM), Brener; Igal (Albuquerque, NM), Clem; Paul G. (Albuquerque, NM), James; Conrad D. (Albuquerque, NM), Hill; Martyn (Hants, GB), Boltryk; Rosemary June (Cambridge, GB)
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
12/ 481,064
June 9, 2009
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT INTEREST This invention was made with Government support under contract no. DE-AC04-94AL85000 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy to Sandia Corporation. The Government has certain rights in the invention.