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1. (WO2018057996) FLUIDIC SYSTEM AND RELATED METHODS

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/057996    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/053106
Publication Date: Fri Mar 30 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Sat Sep 23 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: B01L 3/00
C12N 15/10
G01N 33/00
Applicants: ARCHERDX, INC.
Inventors: STAHL, Joshua
MYERS, Jason
Title: FLUIDIC SYSTEM AND RELATED METHODS
Abstract:
Fluidic systems including cartridges with modular components (cassettes) and/or microfluidic channels for performing chemical and/or biological analyses are provided. The systems described herein include a cartridge comprising, in some embodiments, a frame, one or more cassettes which may be inserted into the frame, and a channel system for transporting fluids. In certain embodiments, the one or more cassettes comprise one or more reservoirs or vessels configured to contain and/or receive a fluid (e.g., a stored reagent, a sample). In some cases, the stored reagent may include one or more lyospheres. The systems and methods described herein may be useful for performing chemical and/or biological reactions including polymerase chain reactions (PCR) such as those performed within a laboratory, clinical (e.g., hospital), or research setting.