Patents by Inventor Fabio Fachin

Fabio Fachin has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20220135931
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems and methods for flow-through separation of paramagnetic particle-bound cells in a cell suspension containing both bound and unbound cells as well as systems and methods for removing paramagnetic particles from paramagnetic particle-bound cells or from a cell suspension with unbound cells. It further relates to a flow-through magnetic separation/debeading module and a flow-through spinning membrane debeading module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2021
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Applicant: The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania
    Inventors: Fabio FACHIN, Rodney RIETZE, Michael R. GREENE, Lan CAO
  • Publication number: 20220106553
    Abstract: Microfluidic devices are described that include a microfluidic channel, a first array of one or more magnets above the microfluidic channel, each magnet in the first array having a magnetic pole orientation opposite to a magnetic pole orientation of an adjacent magnet in the first array, and a second array of one or more magnets beneath the microfluidic channel, each magnet in the second array having a magnetic pole orientation opposite to a magnetic pole orientation of an adjacent magnet in the second array. The first array is aligned with respect to the second array such that magnetic fields emitted by the first array and second array generate a magnetic flux gradient profile extending through the channel. An absolute value of the profile includes a first maximum and a second maximum that bound a local minimum. The local minimum is located within the microfluidic channel or less than 5 mm away from a wall of the microfluidic channel. Methods of using the new devices are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2021
    Publication date: April 7, 2022
    Inventors: Philipp S. Spuhler, Kyle C. Smith, Fabio Fachin, Thomas Alan Barber, Ravi Kapur, Mehmet Toner, Vincent Pai, Nezihi Murat Karabacak
  • Patent number: 11162065
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems and methods for flow-through separation of paramagnetic particle-bound cells in a cell suspension containing both bound and unbound cells as well as systems and methods for removing paramagnetic particles from paramagnetic particle-bound cells or from a cell suspension with unbound cells. It further relates to a flow-through magnetic separation/debeading module and a flow-through spinning membrane debeading module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignees: Novartis AG, The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania
    Inventors: Fabio Fachin, Rodney Rietze, Michael R. Greene, Lan Cao
  • Patent number: 11155779
    Abstract: Microfluidic devices are described that include a microfluidic channel, a first array of one or more magnets above the microfluidic channel, each magnet in the first array having a magnetic pole orientation opposite to a magnetic pole orientation of an adjacent magnet in the first array, and a second array of one or more magnets beneath the microfluidic channel, each magnet in the second array having a magnetic pole orientation opposite to a magnetic pole orientation of an adjacent magnet in the second array. The first array is aligned with respect to the second array such that magnetic fields emitted by the first array and second array generate a magnetic flux gradient profile extending through the channel. An absolute value of the profile includes a first maximum and a second maximum that bound a local minimum. The local minimum is located within the microfluidic channel or less than 5 mm away from a wall of the microfluidic channel. Methods of using the new devices are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: The General Hospital Corporation
    Inventors: Philipp S. Spuhler, Kyle C. Smith, Fabio Fachin, Thomas Alan Barber, Ravi Kapur, Mehmet Toner, Vincent Pai, Nezihi Murat Karabacak
  • Publication number: 20200248130
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems and methods for flow-through separation of paramagnetic particle-bound cells in a cell suspension containing both bound and unbound cells as well as systems and methods for removing paramagnetic particles from paramagnetic particle-bound cells or from a cell suspension with unbound cells. It further relates to a flow-through magnetic separation/debeading module and a flow-through spinning membrane debeading module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Inventors: Fabio Fachin, Rodney Rietze, Michael R. Greene, Lan Cao
  • Publication number: 20190269727
    Abstract: The invention provides methods of making immune effector cells (e.g., T cells, NK cells) that can be engineered to express a chimeric antigen receptor (CAR), and compositions and reaction mixtures comprising the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2016
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Inventors: Fabio Fachin, Lan Cao, Michael R. Greene, Tatiana Golovina
  • Publication number: 20190264166
    Abstract: Microfluidic devices are described that include a microfluidic channel, a first array of one or more magnets above the microfluidic channel, each magnet in the first array having a magnetic pole orientation opposite to a magnetic pole orientation of an adjacent magnet in the first array, and a second array of one or more magnets beneath the microfluidic channel, each magnet in the second array having a magnetic pole orientation opposite to a magnetic pole orientation of an adjacent magnet in the second array. The first array is aligned with respect to the second array such that magnetic fields emitted by the first array and second array generate a magnetic flux gradient profile extending through the channel. An absolute value of the profile includes a first maximum and a second maximum that bound a local minimum. The local minimum is located within the microfluidic channel or less than 5 mm away from a wall of the microfluidic channel. Methods of using the new devices are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: Philipp S. Spuhler, Kyle C. Smith, Fabio Fachin, Thomas Alan Barber, Ravi Kapur, Mehmet Toner, Vincent Pai, Murat N. Karabacak
  • Publication number: 20190203230
    Abstract: In one aspect, a method of processing a cell is disclosed, which includes passing a cell through a pore of a membrane comprising a plurality of pores while exposing the cell to an agent so as to cause a change in the cell, thereby allowing said agent to enter the cell, where each of said pores extends from an input opening to an output opening and has at least one cross-sectional dimension, and in many embodiments a maximum cross-sectional dimension, less than a diameter of said cell. For example, at least one cross-sectional dimension of the pore, and in many embodiment the maximum cross-sectional dimension of the pore, can be less than about 40 microns, or less than about 30 microns, or less than about 20 microns, or less than about 15 microns, or less than about 10 microns.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Applicant: Novartis AG
    Inventors: Fabio FACHIN, Michael FIORINO, Cameron LEE, Yi YANG, Jonathan YEN
  • Patent number: 10202577
    Abstract: Microfluidic devices are described that include a microfluidic channel, a first array of one or more magnets above the microfluidic channel, each magnet in the first array having a magnetic pole orientation opposite to a magnetic pole orientation of an adjacent magnet in the first array, and a second array of one or more magnets beneath the microfluidic channel, each magnet in the second array having a magnetic pole orientation opposite to a magnetic pole orientation of an adjacent magnet in the second array. The first array is aligned with respect to the second array such that magnetic fields emitted by the first array and second array generate a magnetic flux gradient profile extending through the channel. An absolute value of the profile includes a first maximum and a second maximum that bound a local minimum. The local minimum is located within the microfluidic channel or less than 5 mm away from a wall of the microfluidic channel. Methods of using the new devices are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: The General Hospital Corporation
    Inventors: Philipp S. Spuhler, Kyle C. Smith, Fabio Fachin, Thomas Alan Barber, Ravi Kapur, Mehmet Toner, Vincent Pai, Murat N. Karabacak
  • Publication number: 20160355777
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems and methods for flow-through separation of paramagnetic particle-bound cells in a cell suspension containing both bound and unbound cells as well as systems and methods for removing paramagnetic particles from paramagnetic particle-bound cells or from a cell suspension with unbound cells. It further relates to a flow-through magnetic separation/debeading module and a flow-through spinning membrane debeading module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Publication date: December 8, 2016
    Inventors: Fabio Fachin, Rodney Rietze, Michael R. Greene, Lan Cao
  • Patent number: 9506846
    Abstract: A microfluidic device for manipulating particles can include a substrate and one or more obstacles, each obstacle comprising a plurality of aligned nanostructures including a plurality of nanoparticles or a plurality of polymer layers, or a combination thereof. The obstacle on a substrate can be forests with intra-carbon nanotube spacing ranging between 5-100 nm for isolation of particles such as very small viruses and proteins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignees: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, The General Hospital Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Rubner, Brian L. Wardle, Robert E. Cohen, Mehmet Toner, Fabio Fachin
  • Publication number: 20160244714
    Abstract: Microfluidic devices are described that include a microfluidic channel, a first array of one or more magnets above the microfluidic channel, each magnet in the first array having a magnetic pole orientation opposite to a magnetic pole orientation of an adjacent magnet in the first array, and a second array of one or more magnets beneath the microfluidic channel, each magnet in the second array having a magnetic pole orientation opposite to a magnetic pole orientation of an adjacent magnet in the second array. The first array is aligned with respect to the second array such that magnetic fields emitted by the first array and second array generate a magnetic flux gradient profile extending through the channel. An absolute value of the profile includes a first maximum and a second maximum that bound a local minimum. The local minimum is located within the microfluidic channel or less than 5 mm away from a wall of the microfluidic channel. Methods of using the new devices are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2014
    Publication date: August 25, 2016
    Inventors: Philipp S. Spuhler, Kyle C. Smith, Fabio Fachin, Thomas Alan Barber, Ravi Kapur, Mehmet Toner, Vincent Pai, Murat N. Karabacak
  • Patent number: 9422517
    Abstract: The devices and systems described herein include one or more fluid paths, e.g., channels, and one or more selectively permeable obstacles arranged in the fluid path(s), each including a plurality of aligned nanostructures, e.g., nanotubes or nanorods, defining an outer surface of the obstacle and an internal network of voids. The obstacle(s) can further include binding moieties applied to the outer surface and/or to the surfaces of the individual nanostructures within the obstacle(s). The devices can be manufactured by forming the dense groupings of nanostructures to extend outwards and upwards from a substrate; forming a fluidic channel, bonding the fluidic channel to the substrate; and optionally applying binding moieties to the obstacles. The devices can be used to manipulate cells within fluid samples.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignees: The General Hospital Corporation, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Grace Chen, Fabio Fachin, Mehmet Toner, Brian Wardle
  • Publication number: 20140079601
    Abstract: A microfluidic device for manipulating particles can include a substrate and one or more obstacles, each obstacle comprising a plurality of aligned nanostructures including a plurality of nanoparticles or a plurality of polymer layers, or a combination thereof. The obstacle on a substrate can be forests with intra-carbon nanotube spacing ranging between 5-100 nm for isolation of particles such as very small viruses and proteins.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2013
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Inventors: Michael Rubner, Brian L. Wardle, Robert E. Cohen, Mehmet Toner, Fabio Fachin
  • Publication number: 20140030788
    Abstract: The devices and systems described herein include one or more fluid paths, e.g., channels, and one or more selectively permeable obstacles arranged in the fluid path(s), each including a plurality of aligned nanostructures, e.g., nanotubes or nanorods, defining an outer surface of the obstacle and an internal network of voids. The obstacle(s) can further include binding moieties applied to the outer surface and/or to the surfaces of the individual nanostructures within the obstacle(s). The devices can be manufactured by forming the dense groupings of nanostructures to extend outwards and upwards from a substrate; forming a fluidic channel, bonding the fluidic channel to the substrate; and optionally applying binding moieties to the obstacles. The devices can be used to manipulate cells within fluid samples.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2011
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Applicants: MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, THE GENERAL HOSPITAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Grace Chen, Fabio Fachin, Mehmet Toner, Brian Wardle
  • Publication number: 20130244008
    Abstract: Method for tailoring permeability of materials. The method establishes a pattern of vertically aligned nanowires on a substrate and a physical shadow mask is provided to protect selected features of the pattern. A polymer is selectively infiltrated, using chemical vapor disposition, into interstices in the vertically aligned carbon nanotubes to establish a selected permeability. A cover over the infiltrated vertically aligned nanowires is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Brian Lee Wardle, Fabio Fachin, Karen K. Gleason, Ayse Asatekin