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1. (WO2016054295) SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DETERMINING PROBATIVE SAMPLES AND ISOLATION AND QUANTITATION OF CELLS

Pub. No.:    WO/2016/054295    International Application No.:    PCT/US2015/053370
Publication Date: Fri Apr 08 01:59:59 CEST 2016 International Filing Date: Thu Oct 01 01:59:59 CEST 2015
IPC: C12M 1/34
C12M 3/00
C12Q 1/68
Applicants: DXNOW INC.
THE BRIGHAM AND WOMEN'S HOSPITAL, INC.
THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE LELAND STANFORD JUNIOR UNIVERSITY
KLEVAN, Leonard
DEMIRCI, Utkan
INCI, Fatih
Inventors: KLEVAN, Leonard
DEMIRCI, Utkan
INCI, Fatih
Title: SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DETERMINING PROBATIVE SAMPLES AND ISOLATION AND QUANTITATION OF CELLS
Abstract:
Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to a platform for at least one of capturing, identifying and studying biological materials, and more particularly, to microfluidic channel platforms (for example) for detecting and/or identifying samples containing sperm cells, and isolating and analyzing captured sperm cells for DNA analysis (for example). In some embodiments, such microfluidic platforms integrate imaging technology. Such embodiments provide the ability to at least one of rapidly isolate and quantitate sperm cells from biological mixtures as occur in sexual assault evidence, for example, thereby enhancing identification of suspects in these cases and contributing to the safety of society.