[Patent] Inertial Droplet Generation and Particle Encapsulation
Document Type and Number: United States Patent Application 20170128940 Kind Code: A1
Abstract: Described are microfluidic devices and methods for providing a predetermined number of microspheres or beads, together with a cell, within a fluid droplet being processed. The system may provide each droplet with a single bead and a single cell, and the bead may contain DNA or other reagents for later identifying the specific cell associated with that bead.
Inventors: Amini, Hamed (Menlo Park, CA, US) Jamshidi, Arash (Menlo Park, CA, US) Khurana, Tarun Kumar (Menlo Park, CA, US) Mashayekhi, Foad (Menlo Park, CA, US) Wu, Yir-shyuan (Menlo Park, CA, US) Application Number: 15/347709 Publication Date: 05/11/2017 Filing Date: 11/09/2016