[Patent] Nanopillar Microfluidic Devices and Methods of Use Thereof
Document Type and Number: United States Patent Application 20170138858 Kind Code: A1
Abstract: Described herein are microfluidic devices and methods of detecting an analyte in a sample that includes flowing the sample though a microfluidic device, wherein the presence of the analyte is detected directly from the microfluidic device without the use of an external detector at an outlet of the microfluidic device. In a more specific aspect, detection is performed by incorporating functional nanopillars, such as detector nanopillars and/or light source nanopillars, into a microchannel of a microfluidic device.
Inventors: Astier, Yann (IRVINGTON, NY, US) HU, Huan (YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, NY, US) LI, Ning (WHITE PLAINS, NY, US) Sadana, Devendra K. (PLEASANTVILLE, NY, US) Smith, Joshua T. (CROTON ON HUDSON, NY, US) Spratt, William T. (OSSINING, NY, US) Application Number: 14/942072 Publication Date: 05/18/2017 Filing Date: 11/16/2015