The California Institute of Technology has been awarded US Patent No. 8,871,446, "Microfluidic nucleic acid analysis."
Jong Wook Hong, Vincent Studer, French Anderson, Stephen Quake, and Jared Leadbetter are named as the inventors.
QuantumDx has been awarded US Patent No. 8,871,921, "Design, synthesis, and use of synthetic nucleotides comprising charge mass tags."