IP Roundup: California Institute of Technology, Eppendorf Array Technologies, Samsung Electronics | GenomeWeb

The California Institute of Technology has received US Patent No. 8,252,539, "Microfabricated crossflow devices and methods." The patent describes a microfluidic device for analyzing or sorting biological materials, including polynucleotides and polypeptides, viruses, and cells. The device comprises a main channel and an inlet region "in communication with the main channel at a droplet extrusion region," according to the patent abstract.

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