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Systems, devices, and methods for agglutination assays using sedimentation

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July 17, 2018
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Embodiments of the present invention include methods for conducting agglutination assays using sedimentation. Aggregates may be exposed to sedimentation forces and travel through a density medium to a detection area. Microfluidic devices, such as microfluidic disks, are described for conducting the agglutination assays, as are systems for conducting the assays.
September 14, 2015
G01N 33/543 (20060101); B01L 3/00 (20060101); G01N 33/537 (20060101); B01D 21/26 (20060101); G01N 33/538 (20060101);
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