Microfluidic channel embryo and/or oocyte handling, analysis and biological evaluation

Ian Glasgow (Inventor), Henry Zeringue (Inventor), David J Beebe (Inventor), Matthew B Wheeler (Inventor)

Research output: Patent

Abstract

Microfluidic embryo scaled channels for handling and positioning embryos provide the opportunity to evaluate and treat embryos in improved manners Fluid flow is used to move and position embryos within microfluidic channels and channel geometries may be used to place embryos at specific locations. Surface properties and compliance (deformation) properties of embryos are evaluated as a predictor of viability. The microfluidic channels provide the opportunity for fine controls of pressure to conduct various evaluations at forces slightly below which damage to embryos is known to occur.
Original languageEnglish (US)
U.S. patent number6695765
Filing date5/12/00
StatePublished - Feb 24 2004

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