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Method and apparatus for screening flowable separation media for electrophoresis and related applications

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  • Thomas Harding McWaid (Inventor)
  • Oleg Kolosov (Inventor)
  • Gerrit Klaerner (Inventor)
  • Miroslav Petro (Inventor)
  • Son Hoai Nguyen (Inventor)
  • Sigrid Kuebler (Inventor)
Patent numberUS 2003/0196896 A1
IPCGOiN 27/26; G01N 27/447
<mark>Original language</mark>English


A method and apparatus are disclosed for screening separation media for performance in capillary electrophoresis. In one aspect the invention comprises concurrently loading a plurality of capillaries from one corresponding end of each with a respective plurality of separation media, adding a sample to each capillary, advancing the samples through the capillaries under an applied electric field, measuring a property of the samples or components thereof as they advance through the capillaries, and using the measured properties to identify one or more preferred sets of separation media. At least one of the steps of loading or advancing are carried out simultaneously over the plurality of capillaries.