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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
9/568786
Publication Number
6627406 (B1)
Application Date
May 10, 2000
Publication Date
September 30, 2003
Inventor
Edwin F Ullman
Atherton
CA, US
Herbert H Hooper
Belmont
CA, US
Torleif Ove Bjornson
Gilroy
CA, US
Travis Boone
Oakland
CA, US
Ian Gibbons
Portola Valley
CA, US
Vivian Xiao
San Jose
CA, US
Sharat Singh
San Jose
CA, US
Agent
Perkins Coie
US
Agent
Jacqueline F Mahoney
US
Peter J Dehlinger
US
Assignee
Aclara BioSciences
CA, US
IPC
G01N 33/53
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