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Devices and methods are provided using microfluidic devices for manipulating small volumes and determining a variety of chemical and physical events. The devices rely upon an opening to the atmosphere of a small volume in a zone, where a sample is placed in the zone where evaporation can occur. The zone is maintained in contact with a liquid medium that serves to replenish the liquid in the zone and maintain the composition of the mixture in the zone substantially constant. The diffusion of components in the zone is restricted during the course of the determination by the liquid flux into the zone.

Title
Sample evaporative control
Application Number
9/470677
Publication Number
6555389 (B1)
Application Date
December 23, 1999
Publication Date
April 29, 2003
Inventor
Torlief Bjornson
Gilroy
CA, US
Travis Boone
Oakland
CA, US
Ian Gibbons
Portola Valley
CA, US
Sharat Singh
San Jose
CA, US
Edwin F Ullman
Atherton
CA, US
Agent
Perkins Coie
US
Agent
Peter J Dehlinger
US
Assignee
Aclara BioSciences
CA, US
IPC
G01N 33/558
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