BioTrove’s technology receives patent

June 4, 2002 — BioTrove Inc. said the technology it licensed from Massachusetts Institute of Technology has received a patent.

The patent covers the Living Chip, a 3×5-inch rectangle or 6-inch circular honeycomb of silicon micromachined with as many as 100,000 holes. The chip’s matrix of channels, each about 300 microns in diameter and 500 microns deep, serves as a miniature, massively parallel system for screening genes, isolating enzymes, engineering proteins or discovering drugs.

BioTrove, based in Cambridge, Mass., was spun off in 1997 from MIT.


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