IP Roundup: Fluidigm, Korean Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute, Callida Genomics, Mobidiag | GenomeWeb

Fluidigm of South San Francisco, Calif., has received US Patent No. 8,440,093, "Methods and devices for electronic and magnetic sensing of the contents of microfluidic flow channels." The patent describes a "microfabricated elastomeric structure" through which a change in the electrical or magnetic environment is sensed. More specifically, an electric field is applied to volume in the structure, and a change in impedance, current, or combined impedance and current is measured.

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