Plastic microfluidic array platforms and synergistic multiplexed assay chemistries are under development for a variety of applications, including assays of gene expression, proteomics, genotyping, DNA sequencing and fragment analysis, sample prepraration and high-throughput pharmaceutical discovery. The low production costs of plastic substrates makes possible economical single-use device arrays, eliminating cleaning and sample-to-sample carryover contamination. Hundreds of microchannels and reservoirs are readily included on a single microtitre-plate-size substrate, enabling the manufacture of highly parallel fluidic array systems to increase throughput and speed.

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