In the market for a lab on a chip? Book your travel to New York for next month, when Able Signal Company LLC plans to put several micro-array and lab-on-a-chip patents on the auction block.
The five patents, all titled "Microarray detector and synthesizer," belong to University of Wisconsin-Madison researcher Perry Sandstrom and were granted between 2003 and 2009.
The micro-arrays in the patents are "a set of miniaturized chemical reaction areas on a substrate," that "can be used to test DNA fragments, proteins, and/or antibodies," according to intellectual property broker ICAP Ocean Tomo, which is running the two-day event.
Sandstrom told MassDevice he believes the technology "could be a game-changer for analysis of arrayed samples, particularly for applications such as clinical genomics, drug discovery and other high-throughput screening."
He’s currently working on the University of Wisconsin’s South Pole-based IceCube Neutrino Detector Observatory