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Microfabrication and application of reservoir pins for liquid transfer in biotechnology
Author(s): Jonathan Pearson; David F. Moore; William I. Milne; Alastair J. W. Taylor; Stuart A. Elmes; Martin Davies
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Paper Abstract

Microarraying involves laying down genetic elements onto a solid substrate for DNA analysis on a massively parallel scale. Microarrays are prepared using a pin-based robotic platform to transfer liquid samples from microtitre plates to an array pattern of dots of different liquids on the surface of glass slides where they dry to form spots diameter < 200 micrometers . This paper presents the design, materials selection, micromachining technology and performance of reservoir pins for microarraying.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 April 2001
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 4407, MEMS Design, Fabrication, Characterization, and Packaging, (30 April 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.425313
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Jonathan Pearson, Cambridge Univ. (United Kingdom)
David F. Moore, Cambridge Univ. (Australia)
William I. Milne, Cambridge Univ. (United Kingdom)
Alastair J. W. Taylor, Cambridge Univ. (United Kingdom)
Stuart A. Elmes, BioRobotics Ltd. (United Kingdom)
Martin Davies, BioRobotics Ltd. (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4407:
MEMS Design, Fabrication, Characterization, and Packaging
Uwe F. W. Behringer; Deepak G. Uttamchandani, Editor(s)

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