Nanogen, Motorola, Massachusetts Institute of Technology | GenomeWeb

Nanogen received US Patent No. 6,518,022, “Method for enhancing the hybridization efficiency of target nucleic acids using a self-addressable, self-assembling microelectronic device.” The patent covers a self-addressable, self-assembling microelectronic device designed and fabricated to control multi-step and multiplex molecular biological reactions, including nucleic acid hybridizations, antibody/antigen reactions, and biopolymer synthesis. The device can be fabricated using both microlithographic and micro-machining techniques.

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