Conventional analytical techniques used for detecting specific analytes in a sample often fall short of performance needs for applications that demand high-throughput sample analysis or operate in resource poor settings. These conventional techniques also often require labor-intensive, time consuming, multi-step procedures carried out by trained technicians and are impractical for use in a clinical setting.
UC Berkeley researchers developed an automated multi-dimensional microfluidic device which uses microfluidic technology to streamline all steps needed to obtain mobility and binding-based identity information in one continuous assay. The assays complete in minutes, are readily adaptable to a broad range of multistage assays and are highly sensitive and specific.
|United States Of America||Issued Patent||9,110,057||08/18/2015||2009-064|
microfluidic, analyte, electrophoresis, lab on a chip, diagnostic, validation, blot, research tools, assay