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1. (WO2018183744) MICROFLUIDIC DEVICE AND METHODS

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/183744    International Application No.:    PCT/US2018/025248
Publication Date: Fri Oct 05 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Fri Mar 30 01:59:59 CEST 2018
IPC: B01D 21/26
B01D 21/34
B01L 3/00
C12M 1/34
C12Q 1/24
F04B 53/10
G01N 15/10
Applicants: THE RESEARCH FOUNDATION FOR THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK
Inventors: BROUZES, Eric
SAUZADE, Martin
Title: MICROFLUIDIC DEVICE AND METHODS
Abstract:
This disclosure provides devices and methods for the isolation of single cells or particles of interest from a solution comprising a plurality of cells or a solution composed of a homogenous population of particles. Specifically, the present disclosure is directed to microfluidic devices and methods for analyzing cells in a sample. More specifically, the present disclosure provides droplet microfluidic devices and methods for using the same to obtain (trap), encapsulate, and retrieve (isolate) single cells or particles from a sample with improved efficiency.