The University of California has received US Patent Number 6,395,562, “Diagnostic microarray apparatus.” The patent covers an invention by Bruce Hammock, Horacio Kito, and Angel Macquiera that involves an assay system with a solid support and at least one capture agent. The reagents and capture binding agents are immobilized on the support by a computer-controlled printing system that involves an ink-jet printer. The surface has areas that are digitally readable by a laser, which stores information on binding between analytes and capture agents.

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