Affinity mediated transport amplification

Jussi Hiltunen (Inventor), Prateek Singh (Inventor)

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    A method for amplification in a microfluidic assay, comprising binding an analyte (90) to a transport element, wherein the transport element comprises a particle (70) and a first antibody element (80) and the analyte is bound to the first antibody element (80); moving the transport element with the analyte (90) bound thereto towards a tracer storage site (10b) comprising tracer elements, wherein a tracer element comprises a first binder element (30), a label element (40) and a second antibody element (50); binding the analyte to the second antibody element (50); moving the transport element with the analyte (90) and the tracer element bound therewith towards a tracer transport site (10b) comprising second binder elements (20); binding the first binder element (30) with a second binder element (20); moving the transport element with the analyte (90) bound thereto towards the tracer storage site (10b) so that the analyte is detached from the second antibody element (50) of the tracer element while the first binder element (30) remains bound to the second binder element (20); andrepeating the steps subsequent to binding the analyte (90) to the transport element a predetermined number of times; wherein the first antibody element (80) has a higher affinity for the analyte (90) than the second antibody element (50). Also a method for detecting an analyte, and an apparatus and a system for a microfluidic assay.

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    Original languageEnglish
    Patent numberFI20186055
    IPCG01N 35/ 00 A I
    Priority date5/12/18
    Publication statusPublished - 29 May 2020
    MoE publication typeH1 Granted patent


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