Patent Number: 7,201,881

Title: Actuator for deformable valves in a microfluidic device, and method

Abstract: A combination is provided that includes a microfluidic device and a pivoting actuator. Methods of using the combination are also provided. The microfluidic device can include deformable valves that can be opened, for example, by the pivoting actuator.

Inventors: Cox; David M. (Foster City, CA), Bryning; Zbigniew T. (Campbell, CA)

Assignee: Applera Corporation

International Classification: B01L 3/02 (20060101); G01N 1/10 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-04-10 0:00:00