Microfluidic Device with MALDI-MS Detection for Complex Sample Processing

The present invention provides a microfluidic device and method for facilitating on-chip complex sample processing and detection. In general, the device comprises at least a separation channel of a separation system, an interface, and an array of microreservoirs disposed within the same chip. The interface is configured to orthogonally transfer separated components from the separation channel into the array of microreservoirs, enabling direct analyte detection from the chip and high-throughput analysis.

Patent Information:
App Type Country Serial No. Patent No. File Date Issued Date Patent Status
US Utility *United States 11/466,818 7,744,762 8/24/2006 6/29/2010 Abandoned
Category(s):
Proteomics
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Rob Whitehead
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Virginia Tech Intellectual Properties, Inc.
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Inventors:
Iuliana Lazar
Keywords:
Biotechnology
Medical Diagnostics
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Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology