Vesicle-based method for collecting, manipulating, and chemically processing trace macromolecular species

Patent Number: 7,776,357
Issued: 8/17/2010
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Abstract: Disclosed is an apparatus and method for inserting one or several chemical or biological species into phospholipid containers that are controlled within a microfluidic network, wherein individual containers are tracked and manipulated by electric fields and wherein the contained species may be chemically processed.
Filed: 2/5/2008
Application Number: 12/12,839
Government Interests: 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.