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Parallel sample manipulation using micromachined pipette arrays
Author(s): Ian Papautsky; John D. Brazzle; Robert B. Weiss; Timothy A. Ameel; A. Bruno Frazier
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Paper Abstract

One of the challenges of future miniaturized biochemical analysis laboratories is manipulation of sub-(mu) L samples on a macro-scale in a parallel fashion. Today's commercially available sample handling systems for biochemical analysis are limited to wide center-to-center spacing (3.0 mm) and cannot handle sample volumes less than approximately 0.5 (mu) L. In addition, these systems are able to dispense only 6 to 12 pipettes at one time. The technique presented in this work addresses these problems by using micromachined pipette arrays for sample manipulation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 September 1998
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 3515, Microfluidic Devices and Systems, (10 September 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.322101
Show Author Affiliations
Ian Papautsky, Univ. of Utah (United States)
John D. Brazzle, Univ. of Utah (United States)
Robert B. Weiss, Univ. of Utah (United States)
Timothy A. Ameel, Univ. of Utah (United States)
A. Bruno Frazier, Univ. of Utah (United States)


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

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