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An apparatus and method for automated assay of biological specimens positioned on microscope slides. The apparatus comprises an interactive optical subsystem for viewing the biological specimen on the slide and for producing an interactive video signal corresponding to the viewed image. An automated optical subsystem includes a single high power microscope objective for scanning a rack of slides, portions of which having been previously identified for assay in the interactive optical means. The system also includes a processor for processing the interactive and automatic video signals for the two optical subsystems. The processor receives the automatic video signal and performs biological assay functions upon it. A method and apparatus are also disclosed for marking points for later analysis on the microscope slides and for associating an analysis function with each marked point.

Title
Method and apparatus for automated assay of biological specimens
Application Number
764336
Publication Number
5428690
Application Date
February 18, 1992
Publication Date
June 27, 1995
Inventor
Robert E Wagner
Chicago
IL, US
James V Bacus
Lombard
IL, US
James W Bacus
Hinsdale
IL, US
Agent
Allen W Wark
Assignee
Becton Dickinson and Company
NJ, US
IPC
G06F 15/00
G01N 33/48
G06K 9/00
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