|NANOPOINT, INC. Patent applications|
|Patent application number||Title||Published|
|20110229961||ACTIVE MICROFLUIDIC SYSTEM FOR IN VITRO CULTURE - Described herein are systems and methods for microfluidic cell support, including a microfluidic cell support system and methods for its use. The microfluidic cell support system can include a base assembly, a manifold assembly, and a microfluidic celltray including a microcirculatory path in fluid communication with the manifold assembly. The microfluidic celltray can be microfluidically closed and mechanically open. In some aspects the microfluidic celltray contains one or more cell wells containing fluid for supporting living cell(s). In some aspects, the microcirculatory path provides active fluid flow between a microfluidic inflow channel and a microfluidic outflow channel.||09-22-2011|
|20100184629||CELL TRAY SYSTEMS AND METHODS - A method and system for describing a cell tray are described. The method and system includes providing a first layer and a second layer. The first layer is of an optically transparent substrate material. The second layer is on top of the first layer, the second layer includes a plurality of cell wells, each of the plurality of cell wells being formed by penetrating the second layer to a preselected depth.||07-22-2010|
|20100159590||SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ACTIVE MICROFLUIDIC CELL HANDLING - A method and system for providing a cell support system are described. The method and system include providing a first block, a second block coupled to the first block, and a plurality of microfluidic channels. The first block includes a plurality of cell wells therein. The second block includes a plurality of through holes therethrough. The plurality of holes are in fluid communication with at least one corresponding cell well of the plurality of cell wells. The plurality of microfluidic channels are in fluid combination with at least a portion of the plurality of cell wells and are configured to provide an active fluid flow with the portion of the plurality of cell wells.||06-24-2010|
|20100097695||INCUBATION CONTAINER SYSTEM - A method and system for providing a container for investigating at least one specimen are described. The method and system include providing a dish. The dish includes a floor, a plurality of sidewalls, and at least one pedestal. The floor has a perimeter. The plurality of sidewalls coupled with the floor proximate to the perimeter. The at least one pedestal resides on a portion of the floor and is pedestal configured to support at least one microscope slide distal from the floor. The at least one microscope slide bears the specimen(s) for investigation.||04-22-2010|
|20090221023||CELL TRAY - A cell tray has a multi-dimensional array of cells in precise, equally spaced wells (cubicles or silos) containing medium of interest. The ordered cell array enables automated processing as well as simultaneous monitoring and analyzing of a large matrix of cells, biological fluids, chemicals and/or solid samples. The invention is an integrated device and is fabricated into substrates similar to microscope slides. The ordered array of cells in precise locations helps in parallel analysis and processing of cells simultaneously. Each cell cubicle or silo in the array is located equidistant from its nearest neighbors in an orthogonal direction. The location of each well can be precisely measured and recorded in an automated processing system. Included in the bottom of each cell well is an optional micro-lens. An array of probes provides parallel cell processing and monitoring capabilities, including microinjection and microscope analysis.||09-03-2009|
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