Apparatus for the operation of a microfluidic device

  • US 6,811,668 B1
  • Filed: 06/15/2000
  • Issued: 11/02/2004
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/22/1999
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A system for analysis or synthesis of materials, comprising:

  • a first physical unit, comprising a mounting region for receiving a microfluidic device;

    at least one second physical unit spatially separated from the first physical unit and comprising a material transport system that includes at least a first interface component;

    wherein the first physical unit and second physical unit are oriented with respect to each other whereby the material transport system provides a potential to the microfluidic device through the first interface component to transport material through the microfluidic device; and

    wherein the first interface component is removable from the second physical unit.

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