IP Update: California Institute of Technology; Fluidigm; Life Technologies; and More | GenomeWeb

The California Institute of Technology has received US Patent No. 8,104,497, "Microfabricated elastomeric valve and pump systems." The elastomeric structure is fabricated by forming an elastomeric layer on top of a micromachined mold, where the micromachined mold includes a raised protrusion that forms a recess extending along a bottom surface of the layer. A second elastomeric layer is then formed on top of a second micromachined mold, where the second micromachined mold has a similar protrusion on the bottom surface of the layer.

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