Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Nebraska, and Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research | GenomeWeb

Massachusetts Institute of Technology of Cambridge, Mass., has received US Patent No. 6,893,877, "Methods for screening substances in a microwell array." The patent describes methods for manufacturing and using an apparatus for manipulating and analyzing a large number of microscopic samples of a liquid or materials, including cells, in liquid suspension. According to the patented method, parallel through-holes are formed in a plate and loaded with a liquid.

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