05585069 is referenced by 482 patents and cites 78 patents.

A system for processing a plurality of tests or syntheses in parallel comprising a sample channel for moving samples into a microlaboratory array of a plurality of wells connected by one or more channels for the testing or synthesis of samples, a station for housing the array and an optical system comprising at least one light source and at least one light detector for measuring the samples in the array, and a means of electrically connecting the array to an apparatus capable of monitoring and controlling the flow of fluids into the array.

Samples are loaded from a common loading channel into the array, processed in the wells and measurements taken by the optical system. The array can process many samples, or synthesize many compounds in parallel, reducing the time required for such processes.

Title
Partitioned microelectronic and fluidic device array for clinical diagnostics and chemical synthesis
Application Number
8/338703
Publication Number
5585069
Application Date
November 10, 1994
Publication Date
December 17, 1996
Inventor
Sterling E McBride
Lawrenceville
NJ, US
Satyam C Cherukuri
Cranbury
NJ, US
Peter J Zanzucchi
Lawrenceville
NJ, US
Agent
William J Burke
Assignee
David Sarnoff Research Center
NJ, US
IPC
G01N 35/00
B01L 3/00
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