Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation

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Streamlined Design for Transferring Analytes

Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) is used to generate copies of a particular DNA sequence. The technique is common and indispensable in many research applications. Unfortunately, methods for isolating/p...
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David Beebe, Ben Casavant, David Guckenberger, Scott Berry | P130361US01

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Microwell Moat Prevents Spillover

The ability to study single cells has become indispensable, helping researchers identify characteristics and behaviors otherwise hidden using population averages. By obtaining multiple measures per ce...
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Jay Warrick, John Yin, Stephen Lindsay | P120353US01

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Device Uses Air Gap for Easier Fraction Isolation

Isolating analytes from complex biological samples is one of the most crucial steps in many areas of biological research and clinical diagnostics. Paramagnetic particles (PMPs) or beads are important ...
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David Beebe, Scott Berry | P130107US01

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Autonomous Self-Regulating Microfluidic System

Currently, no simple methods for the economical construction of complex microsystems exist. Some feedback systems have been constructed, but their complicated fabrication hinders their application.
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David Beebe, Jeffrey Moore, Robin Liu, David Eddington | P01314US

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Variable-Focus Lens Assembly

One component of lab-on-a-chip technology is on-chip microlenses for optical analysis. Prior investigators have demonstrated tiny optical lenses with variable focal lengths. These lenses use specializ...
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Hongrui Jiang, Abhishek Agarwal, Liang Dong, David Beebe | P05131US

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Microfluidic System for High Throughput Screening

Most high throughput screening (HTS) for new chemicals is done in microtiter well plates. Reagents for HTS can be very expensive, making miniaturization of the plates desirable. Microfluidics is an al...
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David Beebe, Ivar Meyvantsson | P05284US

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