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1. (WO2014210225) METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR DETERMINING SPATIAL PATTERNS OF BIOLOGICAL TARGETS IN A SAMPLE

Pub. No.:    WO/2014/210225    International Application No.:    PCT/US2014/044196
Publication Date: Thu Jan 01 00:59:59 CET 2015 International Filing Date: Thu Jun 26 01:59:59 CEST 2014
IPC: C12Q 1/68
Applicants: PROGNOSYS BIOSCIENCES, INC.
Inventors: CHEE, Mark
ROUTENBERG, David
Title: METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR DETERMINING SPATIAL PATTERNS OF BIOLOGICAL TARGETS IN A SAMPLE
Abstract:
The present disclosure provides methods and assay systems for use in spatially encoded biological assays, including assays to determine a spatial pattern of abundance, expression, and/or activity of one or more biological targets across multiple sites in a sample. In particular, the biological targets comprise proteins, and the methods and assay systems do not depend on imaging techniques for the spatial information of the targets. The present disclosure provides methods and assay systems capable of high levels of multiplexing where reagents are provided to a biological sample in order to address tag the sites to which reagents are delivered; instrumentation capable of controlled delivery of reagents; and a decoding scheme providing a readout that is digital in nature.