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Title: Devices, systems, and methods for detecting nucleic acids using sedimentation

Embodiments of the present invention are directed toward devices, systems, and method for conducting nucleic acid purification and quantification using sedimentation. In one example, a method includes generating complexes which bind to a plurality of beads in a fluid sample, individual ones of the complexes comprising a nucleic acid molecule such as DNA or RNA and a labeling agent. The plurality of beads including the complexes may be transported through a density media, wherein the density media has a density lower than a density of the beads and higher than a density of the fluid sample, and wherein the transporting occurs, at least in part, by sedimentation. Signal may be detected from the labeling agents of the complexes.
Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1404945
Assignee:
National Technology & Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC SNL-A
Patent Number(s):
9,795,961
Application Number:
13/423,008
Contract Number:
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2012 Mar 16
Research Org:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
59 BASIC BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES; 47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION

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