Multiple laminar flow-based particle and cellular identification

  • US 8,933,395 B2
  • Filed: 01/31/2014
  • Issued: 01/13/2015
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/31/2002
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. An apparatus to identify at least one component from a plurality of components in a fluid mixture, the apparatus comprising:

  • a first input channel into which a first flow is introduced, said first flow which contains the fluid mixture of the plurality of components;

    a plurality of buffer input channels, into which additional flows of buffer solution are introduced, said plurality of buffer channels which are disposed on either side of said first input channel;

    wherein said first flow and said additional flows have a flow direction along a length of the apparatus from one end of the apparatus to another end of the apparatus;

    a detector apparatus which detects and identifies selected components of the plurality of components;

    a laser which emits a laser beam which damages or kills selected components of the plurality of components; and

    at least one channel disposed at said another end of the apparatus, said at least one channel which is adapted to receive said first flow and said additional flows after operation of said laser on said selected components.

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