IP Roundup: CapitalBio, Tsinghua University, Sloan-Kettering, U of Maryland, and Others | GenomeWeb

CapitalBio and Tsinghua University of Beijing have received US Patent No. 8,540,416, "Fluidic flow merging apparatus." The patent provides an apparatus for fluidic and microfluidic devices that relies on passive valving with a single sensor to blend contributory working fluid streams. Symmetric and non-symmetric devices with and without branch channels are also described. methods for merging liquids using the apparatus.

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