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Title: Microfabricated AC impedance sensor

Abstract

A microfabricated instrument for detecting and identifying cells and other particles based on alternating current (AC) impedance measurements. The microfabricated AC impedance sensor includes two critical elements: 1) a microfluidic chip, preferably of glass substrates, having at least one microchannel therein and with electrodes patterned on both substrates, and 2) electrical circuits that connect to the electrodes on the microfluidic chip and detect signals associated with particles traveling down the microchannels. These circuits enable multiple AC impedance measurements of individual particles at high throughput rates with sufficient resolution to identify different particle and cell types as appropriate for environmental detection and clinical diagnostic applications.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [4];  [5];  [6];  [7];  [8];  [6];  [9]
  1. (Pleasanton, CA)
  2. (Sunnyvale, CA)
  3. (Houston, TX)
  4. (Berkeley, CA)
  5. (Austin, TX)
  6. (Livermore, CA)
  7. (Bellaire, TX)
  8. (Tracy, CA)
  9. (San Diego, CA)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
874672
Patent Number(s):
6437551
Assignee:
The Regents of the University of California (Oakland, CA) LLNL
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
microfabricated; impedance; sensor; instrument; detecting; identifying; cells; particles; based; alternating; current; measurements; critical; elements; microfluidic; chip; glass; substrates; microchannel; electrodes; patterned; electrical; circuits; connect; detect; signals; associated; traveling; microchannels; enable; multiple; individual; throughput; rates; sufficient; resolution; identify; particle; cell; types; appropriate; environmental; detection; clinical; diagnostic; applications; alternating current; glass substrate; /324/436/

Citation Formats

Krulevitch, Peter, Ackler, Harold D., Becker, Frederick, Boser, Bernhard E., Eldredge, Adam B., Fuller, Christopher K., Gascoyne, Peter R. C., Hamilton, Julie K., Swierkowski, Stefan P., and Wang, Xiao-Bo. Microfabricated AC impedance sensor. United States: N. p., 2002. Web.
Krulevitch, Peter, Ackler, Harold D., Becker, Frederick, Boser, Bernhard E., Eldredge, Adam B., Fuller, Christopher K., Gascoyne, Peter R. C., Hamilton, Julie K., Swierkowski, Stefan P., & Wang, Xiao-Bo. Microfabricated AC impedance sensor. United States.
Krulevitch, Peter, Ackler, Harold D., Becker, Frederick, Boser, Bernhard E., Eldredge, Adam B., Fuller, Christopher K., Gascoyne, Peter R. C., Hamilton, Julie K., Swierkowski, Stefan P., and Wang, Xiao-Bo. Tue . "Microfabricated AC impedance sensor". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/874672.
@article{osti_874672,
title = {Microfabricated AC impedance sensor},
author = {Krulevitch, Peter and Ackler, Harold D. and Becker, Frederick and Boser, Bernhard E. and Eldredge, Adam B. and Fuller, Christopher K. and Gascoyne, Peter R. C. and Hamilton, Julie K. and Swierkowski, Stefan P. and Wang, Xiao-Bo},
abstractNote = {A microfabricated instrument for detecting and identifying cells and other particles based on alternating current (AC) impedance measurements. The microfabricated AC impedance sensor includes two critical elements: 1) a microfluidic chip, preferably of glass substrates, having at least one microchannel therein and with electrodes patterned on both substrates, and 2) electrical circuits that connect to the electrodes on the microfluidic chip and detect signals associated with particles traveling down the microchannels. These circuits enable multiple AC impedance measurements of individual particles at high throughput rates with sufficient resolution to identify different particle and cell types as appropriate for environmental detection and clinical diagnostic applications.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2002},
month = {1}
}

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