IRG1 Technology

Method and Device for Acoustically Enhanced Magnetophoresis for Rapid Cellular Sorting (AeMACS)

Lopez, G.; Yellen, B.; Gao, L; Murdoch, D.

Researchers at Duke University have developed high throughput cellular sorting system. The Duke approach enables general solutions which are implementable over a broad range of conditions, applications and devices / equipment.  For more info click here

Contact:  Gabriel Lopez (

Elastomeric Particles for Acoustic Bioseparations and Cellular Sorting

Lopez, G.; Shields, C.; Johnson, L.; Gao, L.

Duke Researchers have recently devised a method for rapidly generating large quantities of uniform particles with tunable sizes, properties, and surface functionality. Using this process to generate particles with elastomeric behaviors, they have developed a new generation of cell sorting technology using acoustic forces in microfluidic devices. For more info click here. 

Contact:  Gabriel Lopez (

Simple, Liter-Scale Synthesis of Gold Nanorods

Tracy, J.; Kozek, KM; Kozek KA.

Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a simple liter-scaled synthesis for highly concentrated and monodisperse GNRs with optical properties that have been optimized for biomedical applications. To address the low capacity of GNR production, they have made important modifications to existing methods. The improved method requires significantly less manual labor, completes the reaction in less time, completely utilizes the gold precursor and results in GNR solutions with optical properties that indicate improved GNR size and shape monodispersity. This synthetic method may also quickly be transitioned into commercial production, because all reagents are commercially available.

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Contact:  Brian Eller (