05658802 is referenced by 182 patents and cites 13 patents.

Arrays of electro-mechanical dispensers are used to form extremely small drops of fluid and locate them precisely on substrate surfaces in miniature arrays. The printed arrays may consist of DNA, immunoassay reagents or the like. A positioning support such as an X-Y table moves the dispensing devices and substrate surfaces relative to each other to locate the drops on the substrates in predetermined patterns. Arrays of probes as dense as one thousand per square centimeter with center-to-center spacing as small as twenty-five micrometers are formed.

Title
Method and apparatus for making miniaturized diagnostic arrays
Application Number
8/524781
Publication Number
5658802
Application Date
September 7, 1995
Publication Date
August 19, 1997
Inventor
Christopher J Frederickson
Little Elm
TX, US
David B Wallace
Dallas
TX, US
Donald J Hayes
Plano
TX, US
Agent
Harris Tucker & Hardin P C
Assignee
MicroFab Technologies
TX, US
IPC
G01N 33/543
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