Patent Number: 7,708,873

Title: Induced-charge electro-osmotic microfluidic devices

Abstract: This invention provides devices and apparatuses comprising the same, for efficient pumping and/or mixing of relatively small volumes of fluid. Such devices utilize nonlinear electrokinetics as a primary mechanism for driving fluid flow. Methods of cellular analysis and high-throughput, multi-step product formation using devices of this invention are described.

Inventors: Bazant; Martin Z. (Winchester, MA), Ben; Yuxing (Duncan, OK), Levitan; Jeremy (Cambridge, MA), Urbanski; John-Paul (Cambridge, MA)

Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology

International Classification: G01N 27/447 (20060101); A61K 9/22 (20060101); G01N 27/453 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/04/12018