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Integrated capillary electrophoresis using glass and plastic chips for multiplexed DNA analysis
Author(s): Aran Paulus; Stephen J. Williams; Alexander P. Sassi; Pin H. Kao; Hongdong Tan; Herbert H. Hooper
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Paper Abstract

Micromachined devices made of plastic have been used for fast electrophoretic separations using short separation distances and high electric field strengths. Unlike their glass counterparts, plastic chips can be manufactured economically and in high volume. Analysis can be performed in single channels, as shown for DNA sequencing mixtures, or in channel arrays as demonstrated for the analysis of ds DNA fragments. Compared to slab gel electrophoresis and capillary electrophoresis, separations are extremely fast with a time-scale under 20 minutes for a sequence analysis and under 2 minutes for fragment analysis. Confocal laser- induced fluorescence provides a sensitive means of detection.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 September 1998
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3515, Microfluidic Devices and Systems, (10 September 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.322100
Show Author Affiliations
Aran Paulus, ACLARA BioSciences, Inc. (United States)
Stephen J. Williams, ACLARA BioSciences, Inc. (United States)
Alexander P. Sassi, ACLARA BioSciences, Inc. (United States)
Pin H. Kao, ACLARA BioSciences, Inc. (United States)
Hongdong Tan, ACLARA BioSciences, Inc. (United States)
Herbert H. Hooper, ACLARA BioSciences, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3515:
Microfluidic Devices and Systems
A. Bruno Frazier; Chong Hyuk Ahn, Editor(s)

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