IP Roundup: CalTech, Maven Technologies, Cancer Genetics, Fujifilm, Enzo Life Sciences | GenomeWeb

The California Institute of Technology of Pasadena has received US Patent No. 8,557,199, "Self-powered microfluidic devices, methods and systems." The claimed device consists of microfluidic channels and a pressure source for pumping reagents through the channels. This pressure source consists of a reservoir that contains a substance adapted to create a pressure-generating reaction product, a trigger, and a buffer chamber.

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