Applications

Life science research
  • cell biology
  • flow cytometry
  • imaging-based cellular analysis
Biomedical research
  • oncology
  • immunology
  • genomic sequencing
Clinical diagnostics
  • hematology
  • clinical flow cytometry
  • infectious disease monitoring
  • immunoassays

Fields of Expertise 
and Areas of Application

The diagram below sketches out how we think of Kinetic River’s key value adds in the context of applications. We have a very strong background in optics and microfluidics: we leverage that to conceive, design, and build biosensor engines that are at the heart of our clients’ products. These engines are integrated into full systems—devices or instrumentation—with the help of our engineering partners, who specialize in electronic hardware, embedded firmware, user interfaces, mechanical engineering, and industrial design. The outcome is solutions geared toward the needs of the life science, biomedical, and diagnostics industries. 

We bring decades of both analytical investigation and hands-on experimental practice in the fields of optics and microfluidics. Our founder's publications, conference presentations, and patents issued (see below) and pending in these areas are a sampling of our technical know-how and capabilities. Dr. Vacca’s innovative work was additionally recognized at Abbott Laboratories with a Platinum Award for Top Research.

Patents Issued to Dr. Vacca

U.S. patent # 8,911,669
Method for flagging a sample

U.S. patent # 8,906,309
Method for discriminating red blood cells from white blood cells by using forward scattering from a laser in an automated hematology analyzer

U.S. patent # 8,906,308
Method for determining volume and hemoglobin content of individual red blood cells

U.S. patent # 8,715,572
Method and apparatus for detection, analysis, and collection of rare cellular events


U.S. patent # 8,400,632
Method and apparatus for rapidly counting and identifying biological particles in a flow stream

U.S. patent # 8,253,938
Method and apparatus for rapidly counting and identifying biological particles in a flow stream

U.S. patent # 8,159,670
Method and apparatus for rapidly counting and identifying biological particles in a flow stream

U.S. patent # 8,045,162
Method and apparatus for rapidly counting and identifying biological particles in a flow stream

U.S. patent # 7,804,594
Method and apparatus for rapidly counting and identifying biological particles in a flow stream

U.S. patent # 7,283,696
Microfluidic control for waveguide optical switches, variable attenuators, and other optical devices

U.S. patent # 7,016,560
Microfluidic control for waveguide optical switches, variable attenuators, and other optical devices

U.S. patent # 6,949,176
Microfluidic control using dielectric pumping