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Methods and apparatus for delivering fluidic materials to sample destinations, including mass spectrometers for analysis are provided. In preferred embodiments, sample aliquots are electrosprayed from tapered spray tips of capillary elements into the orifices of mass spectrometric inlet systems. In certain embodiments, fluidic samples are orthogonally sprayed from capillary elements or other fluid conduits, whereas in other embodiments samples are sprayed after devices are rotated or otherwise translocated from sample sources to sample destinations. In still other embodiments, samples are sprayed from flexed or deflected capillary elements at selected sample destinations.

Title
Microfluidic sample delivery devices, systems, and methods
Application Number
10/369325
Publication Number
7303727 (B1)
Application Date
February 19, 2003
Publication Date
December 4, 2007
Inventor
Khushroo Gandhi
Sunnyvale
CA, US
Luc J Bousse
Los Altos
CA, US
Michael Greenstein
Los Altos
CA, US
Robert S Dubrow
San Carlos
CA, US
Agent
Donald R McKenna
Ann C Petersen
Assignee
Caliper Life Sciences
CA, US
IPC
G01N 15/06
B32B 27/12
B32B 27/04
B32B 5/02
B01L 3/02
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