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 # 9,810,618
Basophil analysis system and method

U.S. patent # 9,797,824
Method for hematology analysis

U.S. patent # 9,778,193
Methods and apparatuses for label-free particle analysis

U.S. patent # 9,778,163
Nucleated red blood cell analysis system and method

U.S. patent # 9,978,162
White blood cell analysis system and method

Japanese patent # 6,166,716
Basophils analysis system and method

Chinese patent # 103,975,054
Nucleated red blood cell analysis system and method

U.S. patent # 9,671,326
Flow cytometry apparatus and methods

U.S. patent # 9,658,148
Particle analysis and sorting apparatus and methods

U.S. patent # 9,638,621
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 # 9,618,498
Method for flagging a sample

Chinese patent # 103,987,834
White blood cells analysis system and method

Japanese patent # 6,104,233
White blood cells analysis system and method

U.S. patent # 9,551,645
Flow cytometry apparatus and methods

Japanese patent # 6,029,657
Nucleated red blood cell analysis system and method

Chinese patent # 103,917,868
Basophils analysis system and method

Japanese patent # 5,871,792
In automated hematology analyzers, by using a forward scatter from a laser, a method to determine the red blood cells from white blood cells

U.S. patent # 9,267,931
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 # 9,261,515
Method for determining volume and hemoglobin content of individual red blood cells

U.S. patent # 9,261,495
Method for flagging a sample

Chinese patent # 102,933,964
A method for measuring the volume and hemoglobin content of individual red blood cells

U.S. patent # 9,103,759
Nucleated red blood cell analysis system and method

U.S. patent # 9,097,704
Method for hematology analysis

U.S. patent # 9,091,625
Basophil analysis system and method

U.S. patent # 9,091,624
White blood cell analysis system and method

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

Japanese patent # 5,465,180
Count and identification methods and apparatus for high-speed biological particles in the flow

Japanese patent # 5,457,560
A method for attaching a flag to a sample

Japanese patent # 5,226,007
Method and apparatus for rapidly counting identify suspended particles by scanning

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