BioArray Solutions of Piscataway, NJ, has been awarded US Patent Number 6,387,707, "Array Cytometry." The patent describes a method in which biomolecules or colloidal particles are manipulated at the border of silicon oxide or another electrode and an electrolyte solution. The AC electric field induces assembly of planar aggregates, the electrolyte/silicon oxide/silicon interface exerts spatial control over the assembly process, and then external illumination is used to control the assembly process.

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