The present invention aims at providing a small-sized assaying apparatus having multiple functions such as dispensing function and heating function. The apparatus comprises: a reagent/sample tray 20 capable of moving reciprocally on a base 11; a tray conveying mechanism 30 for conveying the reagent/sample tray 20 reciprocally; a dispensing mechanism 40 for dispensing the sample or the reagent into each reaction well; and a temperature maintaining mechanism 50 for maintaining the temperature of the microplate at a predetermined temperature, wherein the dispensing mechanism 40 has a dispenser 41 for dispensing the sample and the reagent and a carrier 90 for carrying the dispenser 41 in a direction perpendicular to the reciprocating direction of the reagent/sample tray; a supporter 28 for the microplate is provided at the end of the reagent/sample tray 20 in the direction perpendicular to the reciprocating direction of the reagent/sample tray 20; and the temperature maintaining mechanism 50 is arranged adjacent to the supporter 28—provided side of the reciprocating region of the reagent/sample tray 20.

Title
Sample assaying apparatus
Application Number
9/893668
Publication Number
20020006362
Application Date
June 29, 2001
Publication Date
January 17, 2002
Inventor
Yasuhiko Yokomori
Shogo Kida
Masato Ohta
Agent
Greenblum & Bernstein
VA, US
Assignee
Suzuki Motor Corporation
IPC
B01L 03/02
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