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A method for multiplexed detection and quantification of analytes by reacting them with probe molecules attached to specific and identifiable carriers. These carriers can be of different size, shape, color, and composition. Different probe molecules are attached to different types of carriers prior to analysis. After the reaction takes place, the carriers can be automatically analyzed. This invention obviates cumbersome instruments used for the deposition of probe molecules in geometrically defined arrays. In the present invention, the analytes are identified by their association with the defined carrier, and not (or not only) by their position. Moreover, the use of carriers provides a more homogenous and reproducible representation for probe molecules and reaction products than two-dimensional imprinted arrays or DNA chips.

Title
Systems and methods of conducting multiplexed experiments
Application Number
10/119814
Publication Number
6908737 (B2)
Application Date
April 9, 2002
Publication Date
June 21, 2005
Inventor
Michael A Zarowitz
San Carlos
CA, US
William C Hyun
San Francisco
CA, US
Simon Goldbard
San Jose
CA, US
Ilya Ravkin
Palo Alto
CA, US
Agent
Kolisch Hartwell P C
Assignee
Vitra Bioscience
CA, US
IPC
C12Q 001/68
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