Microfluidic devices and methods for integrated flow cytometry

United States Patent

7,999,937
August 16, 2011
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Microscale Immune and Cell Analysis (MICA)
Microfluidic Devices
Microfluidic devices and methods for flow cytometry are described. In described examples, various sample handling and preparation steps may be carried out within a same microfluidic device as flow cytometry steps. A combination of imaging and flow cytometry is described. In some examples, spiral microchannels serve as incubation chambers. Examples of automated sample handling and flow cytometry are described.
Srivastava; Nimisha (Goleta, CA), Singh; Anup K. (Danville, CA)
Sandia Corporation (Livermore, CA)
12/433,156
April 30, 2009
356/338;
G01N 21/00 (20060101);
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