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Title: Amplification of biological targets via on-chip culture for biosensing

The present invention, in part, relates to methods and apparatuses for on-chip amplification and/or detection of various targets, including biological targets and any amplifiable targets. In some examples, the microculture apparatus includes a single-use, normally-closed fluidic valve that is initially maintained in the closed position by a valve element bonded to an adhesive coating. The valve is opened using a magnetic force. The valve element includes a magnetic material or metal. Such apparatuses and methods are useful for in-field or real-time detection of targets, especially in limited resource settings.
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National Technology & Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC (Albuquerque, NM) SNL
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Patent File Date: 2017 Nov 22
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Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), Albuquerque, NM, and Livermore, CA (United States)
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United States

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