Patent Number: 6,309,600

Title: Apparatus for droplet microchemistry

Abstract: An apparatus and methods for performing microchemical manipulation and analysis of liquid samples. One or more droplets of liquid are loaded serially or in parallel onto a flexible member which may be a fiber or a tape, and are retained on the flexible member by virtue of surface adhesion. Microchemical operations may be performed on these droplets, the operations including mixing, dilution, concentration, heating, cooling, filtering, and analyzing, where the analyzing may include chemical, biochemical, optical, or other physical analyses.

Inventors: Hunter; Ian W. (Lincoln, MA)

Assignee: BioTrove, Inc.

International Classification: B01F 13/00 (20060101); B01L 3/02 (20060101); B01L 3/00 (20060101); B01J 19/00 (20060101); G01N 30/00 (20060101); G01N 30/84 (20060101); G01N 30/24 (20060101); G01N 30/46 (20060101); G01N 30/62 (20060101); G01N 30/72 (20060101); G01N 35/10 (20060101); G01N 035/10 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018