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RainDance Technologies | Date: 2015-01-14

The invention generally relates to method for screening for a condition in a subject. In certain embodiments, methods of the invention involve obtaining a pool of nucleic acids from a sample, incubating the nucleic acids with first and second sets of binders, in which the first set binds uniquely to different regions of a target nucleic acid in the pool, the second set binds uniquely to different regions of a reference nucleic acid in the pool, and the first and second sets include different detectable labels, removing unbound binders, detecting the labels, and screening for a condition based upon results of the detecting step.


Patent
RainDance Technologies | Date: 2014-05-19

The invention generally relates to methods for sample multiplexing. In certain embodiments, methods of the invention obtaining a plurality of different reactant molecules, attaching a unique identifier to the reactant molecules, and forming a droplet including the reactant molecules.


The present invention provides novel microfluidic devices and methods that are useful for performing high-throughput screening assays and combinatorial chemistry. The invention provides for aqueous based emulsions containing uniquely labeled cells, enzymes, nucleic acids, etc., wherein the emulsions further comprise primers, labels, probes, and other reactants. An oil based carrier-fluid envelopes the emulsion library on a microfluidic device, such that a continuous channel provides for flow of the immiscible fluids, to accomplish pooling, coalescing, mixing, sorting, detection, etc., of the emulsion library.


Patent
RainDance Technologies | Date: 2014-10-03

In certain aspects, methods of the invention involve performing modification state specific enzymatic reaction of nucleic acid in a sample, determining a value associated with efficiency of the modification state specific enzymatic reaction based on a control, determining an amount of target nucleic acid in the sample, and normalizing the amount of target nucleic acid based on the efficiency value. Based on the normalized amount of target nucleic acid, the method further includes determining whether the normalized amount of target nucleic acid is indicative of a condition.


Patent
RainDance Technologies | Date: 2014-02-06

The invention generally relates to methods and systems for manipulating droplet size. In certain aspects, the invention provides methods for manipulating droplet size that include forming droplets of aqueous fluid surrounded by an immiscible carrier fluid, and manipulating droplet size during the forming step by adjusting pressure exerted on the aqueous fluid or the carrier fluid.

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