10 September 1998 Parallel sample manipulation using micromachined pipette arrays
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Proceedings Volume 3515, Microfluidic Devices and Systems; (1998) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.322101
Event: Micromachining and Microfabrication, 1998, Santa Clara, CA, United States
One of the challenges of future miniaturized biochemical analysis laboratories is manipulation of sub-(mu) L samples on a macro-scale in a parallel fashion. Today's commercially available sample handling systems for biochemical analysis are limited to wide center-to-center spacing (3.0 mm) and cannot handle sample volumes less than approximately 0.5 (mu) L. In addition, these systems are able to dispense only 6 to 12 pipettes at one time. The technique presented in this work addresses these problems by using micromachined pipette arrays for sample manipulation.
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Ian Papautsky, Ian Papautsky, John D. Brazzle, John D. Brazzle, Robert B. Weiss, Robert B. Weiss, Timothy A. Ameel, Timothy A. Ameel, A. Bruno Frazier, A. Bruno Frazier, "Parallel sample manipulation using micromachined pipette arrays", Proc. SPIE 3515, Microfluidic Devices and Systems, (10 September 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.322101; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.322101

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