Goluch Awarded Patent for Nanofluidic Device
ChE Associate Professor Edgar Goluch was awarded a patent for “Nanofluidic device for isolating, growing, and characterizing microbial cells”.
Abstract Source: USPTO
Nanofluidic devices and methods of the invention are capable of autonomously isolating individual microbial cells using constrictive channels and growing monocultures of the cells for automated characterization of their biochemical properties and interactions with mammalian cells. Single microbial cells, such as bacterial cells, are isolated directly from environmental sources and cultured using chemical factors from their native environment.