Patent Number: 6,251,343

Title: Microfluidic devices and systems incorporating cover layers

Abstract: The present invention provides microfluidic devices that comprise a body structure comprising at least a first microscale channel network disposed therein. The body structure has a plurality of ports disposed in the body structure, where each port is in fluid communication with one or more channels in the first channel network. The devices also include a cover layer comprising a plurality of apertures disposed through the cover layer. The cover layer is mated with the body structure whereby each of the apertures is aligned with a separate one of the plurality of ports.

Inventors: Dubrow; Robert S. (San Carlos, CA), Kennedy; Colin B. (Mill Valley, CA), Nagle; Robert (Mt. View, CA)

Assignee: Caliper Technologies Corp.

International Classification: B01L 3/00 (20060101); G01N 27/447 (20060101); G01N 35/00 (20060101); B01L 003/00 ()

Expiration Date: 06/26/2018