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A variety of elastomeric-based microfluidic devices and methods for using and manufacturing such devices are provided. Certain of the devices have arrays of reaction sites to facilitate high throughput analyses. Some devices also include reaction sites located at the end of blind channels at which reagents have been previously deposited during manufacture. The reagents become suspended once sample is introduced into the reaction site. The devices can be utilized with a variety of heating devices and thus can be used in a variety of analyses requiring temperature control, including thermocycling applications such as nucleic acid amplification reactions, genotyping and gene expression analyses.

Title
Microfluidic device and methods of using same
Application Number
10/306798
Publication Number
7118910 (B2)
Application Date
November 27, 2002
Publication Date
October 10, 2006
Inventor
Geoffrey Facer
San Francisco
CA, US
Anja Weinecke
Burlingame
CA, US
Emily Miyashita Lin
San Francisco
CA, US
Yong Yi
San Francisco
CA, US
Michael Lucero
South San Francisco
CA, US
Ian D Manger
Palo Alto
CA, US
Marc Unger
South San Francisco
CA, US
Agent
Townsend and Townsend and Crew
Assignee
Fluidigm Corporation
CA, US
IPC
F16K 11/20
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