The present invention provides a system and method for high throughput processing using sample holders. The system has a plurality of work perimeters, with a rotational robot preferably associated with each work perimeter. At least one transfer station area is provided between adjacent work perimeters to facilitate robotic transfer of sample holders from one work perimeter to another area. Each work perimeter typically includes a plurality of defined station locations, with each station location positioned to be accessible by the robot associated with that area. In addition, each station location is typically configured to receive a device, such as an automated instrument or a holding nest. Device components are arranged at selected station locations according to specific application requirements to provide a flexible, robust, reliable, and accurate high throughput processing system.

Title
High throughput processing system and method of using
Application Number
12/144573
Publication Number
20080253927
Application Date
June 23, 2008
Publication Date
October 16, 2008
Inventor
Mark Richard Weselak
San Diego
CA, US
Daniel G Sipes
San Diego
CA, US
Andrew J Meyer
Solana Beach
CA, US
James Kevin Mainquist
San Diego
CA, US
Scott Allan Lesley
San Diego
CA, US
Robert Charles Downs
La Jolla
CA, US
Jeremy S Caldwell
La Jolla
CA, US
Kristina Marie Burow
Chicago
IL, US
Agent
Novartis Research Foundation
CA, US
Agent
Genomics Institute Of The
CA, US
Assignee
Irm
IPC
G01N 35/10
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