Microfluidic Device For Storage And Well-defined Arrangement Of Droplets


The present invention relates to systems and methods for the arrangement of droplets in pre-determined locations. Many applications require the collection of time-resolved data. Examples include the screening of cells based on their growth characteristics or the observation of enzymatic reactions. The present invention provides a tool and related techniques which addresses this need, and which can be used in many other situations. The invention provides, in one aspect, a tool that allows for stable storage and indexing of individual droplets. The invention can interface not only with microfluidic/microscale equipment, but with macroscopic equipment to allow for the easy injection of liquids and extraction of sample droplets, etc.

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  • Publication: May 30, 2017
  • Application: Apr 28, 2009
    US US 99010209 A
  • Priority: Apr 28, 2009
    US US 99010209 A
  • Priority: Apr 28, 2009
    US US 2009/0002644 W
  • Priority: Apr 28, 2008
    US US 4830408 P

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