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The University of Texas System has received US Patent Number 6,295,153, “Digital optical chemistry micromirror imager,” for a computer-controlled micromirror that redirects light to points on a substrate in order to catalyze a chemical reaction that synthesizes oligo-nucleotides or polypeptides.

This invention, created by UT Southwestern Medical Center biochemistry professor Harold Garner, describes technology that offers a theoretically more flexible alternative to photolithographic masks for light-based synthesis of microarrays.

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