|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||204/450; 204/601; 204/600; 204/451|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|대리인 / 주소||
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 12 인용 특허 : 25|
This invention provides devices and apparatuses comprising the same, for the mixing and pumping of relatively small volumes of fluid. Such devices utilize nonlinear electrokinetics as a primary mechanism for driving fluid flow. Methods of cellular analysis and high-throughput, multi-step product formation using, devices of this invention are described.
What is claimed is: 1. A microfluidic device comprising one or more inlet ports, one or more outlet ports and microfluidic channels in fluid communication with said ports, said channels comprising one or more micropumps and one or more micromixers, wherein: said micropumps comprise a passageway for transmitting an electrolyte fluid; a source providing an AC or pulsed AC electric field or pulsed AC electric field with a DC offset in said microchannel; at least one conductor element that is placed in an orientation that is perpendicular to the axis of sai...