05075079 is referenced by 139 patents and cites 16 patents.

The slide analysis system includes a slide holding module spaced from an incubator module. A slide transfer device or pick and place mechanism withdraws slides from the slide holding module and inserts them into the incubator module. A metering device deposits serum onto a slide that is held in a spotting position by the slide transfer device. The metering device is movable to a sampling position in the slide holding module to aspirate serum from a serum source on the slide cartridge in the slide holding module and is also movable to a spotting position to spot serum on the slide held by the slide transfer device. The slide transfer device has rotational as well as transverse movement and includes jaws for gripping onto the sides of slides to withdraw a single slide from a cartridge, transport it to the incubator, insert the slide in the incubator and thereafter remove it from the incubator. The metering device also has rotational as well as elevational movement and includes a built-in pipette tip ejector for discarding a used pipette tip.

Title
Slide analysis system
Application Number
7/526270
Publication Number
5075079
Application Date
May 21, 1990
Publication Date
December 24, 1991
Inventor
Uri Escoli
Teaneck
NJ, US
George E Zabetakis
Bethel
CT, US
Edwin H Mernyk
Tarrytown
NY, US
Alexander F Kerr
Yorktown
NY, US
Agent
Jeffrey M Greenman
Assignee
Technicon Instruments Corporation
NY, US
IPC
G01N 35/06
G01N 35/04
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