Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) of Taiwan received US Patent No. 6,605,363, “High-density functional slide and preparation method thereof.” The patent covers a system for preparing a high-density functional slide by coating a sol-gel containing amine-group bearing silanes and a solution containing polyaldehyde groups onto an organic or inorganic substrate, respectively. The resulting slide is useful in the preparation of highly homogeneous functional-group slides and the high-density and high-efficiency biochip/microarrays.

 

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