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Non-contact temperature control system for microfluidic devices

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September 10, 2019
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The present invention relates to a temperature control system for a microfluidic device. The system allows for non-contact heating by employing an infrared emitter. In some instances, the system can be used in conjunction with a centrifugal microfluidic device. Optionally, a mask can be implemented to provide selective heating of desired assay areas of the device.
August 4, 2017
B01L 3/00 (20060101); G01N 21/35 (20140101); G01N 21/64 (20060101); B01J 19/00 (20060101); B01L 7/00 (20060101); C12Q 1/6844 (20180101); G01N 21/359 (20140101); G01N 15/14 (20060101); C12Q 1/68 (20180101); G01N 27/447 (20060101); C12Q 1/6848 (20180101); G01N 15/04 (20060101);
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT INTEREST This invention was made with Government support under Contract No. DE-NA0003525 awarded by the United States Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration. The Government has certain rights in the invention.