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Multidimensional bioseparation with modular microfluidics

United States Patent

August 27, 2013
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A multidimensional chemical separation and analysis system is described including a prototyping platform and modular microfluidic components capable of rapid and convenient assembly, alteration and disassembly of numerous candidate separation systems. Partial or total computer control of the separation system is possible. Single or multiple alternative processing trains can be tested, optimized and/or run in parallel. Examples related to the separation and analysis of human bodily fluids are given.
Chirica; Gabriela S. (Livermore, CA), Renzi; Ronald F. (Tracy, CA)
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
12/ 157,601
June 11, 2008
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT This invention was made with Government support under government contract no. DE-AC04-94AL85000 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy to Sandia Corporation. The Government has certain rights in the invention, including a paid-up license and the right, in limited circumstances, to require the owner of any patent issuing on this invention to license others on reasonable terms.