Fluidic devices with photo-actuated gates and re-patternable channels

Summary

 

Technology Description

 

This patented technology (US 8,580,161) describes ways of controlling fluid movement in microfluidic devices and microwell plates. Fluid movement is achieved by controlling gating, valving, and permeation using light-actuated compounds such as a spiropyran. Prototypes have been tested in the lab and we are looking for a licensee to develop and commercialize µfluidic devices in a wide variety of applications enabled by the underlying patent.

 

Features & Benefits

 

  • Enables repatternable µfluidic valves and channels
  • Provides for non-mechanical pumping of fluids
  • Reduced fabrication cost

 

Applications

 

  • POC blood diagnostics
  • Biomarker detection
  • Food pathogen testing
  • PCR
  • Many others!

 

Background of Invention

 

Microfluidic devices are a popular means of analyzing minute quantities of samples and feature high-throughput sampling capabilities and suitability for providing highly controlled microreactor environments; however, many types of microfluidic devices and related fabrication approaches can be costly and require great effort and time to produce.

 

Status

 

Patented, available for exclusive licensing

 

 

Patent Information:
Tech ID:
OSU-10-22
Contact:
Joe Christison
IP & Licensing Manager
Oregon State University
541-737-9016
joe.christison@oregonstate.edu
Inventors:
Vincent Remcho
Jintana Nammoonnoy
Myra Koesdjojo
Keywords:
Advanced Technology and Manufacturing Inst. (ATAMI)
Biological & Environmental Engineering
Biomedical
Biotechnology
Chemicals / Chemical Engineering
Diagnostic
Medical Science & Technologies
Multiplexing
Nanotechnology
Physics / Applied Engineering
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