05595707 is referenced by 206 patents and cites 39 patents.

An automated immunostaining apparatus having a reagent application zone and a reagent supply zone. The apparatus has a carousel slide support supporting a plurality of slide supports thereon, and drive means engaging the carousel slide support for consecutively positioning each of a plurality of slide supports in the reagent application zone. The apparatus also has a carousel reagent support having a plurality of reagent container supports thereon, and drive means engaging the carousel for rotating the carousel and positioning a preselected reagent container support in the reagent supply zone. The apparatus also has a reagent delivery actuator means positioned for engaging a reagent container positioned on a container support in the reagent delivery zone and initiating reagent delivery from the reagent container to a slide supported on a slide support in the reagent receiving zone.

Title
Automated biological reaction apparatus
Application Number
488601
Publication Number
5595707
Application Date
December 9, 1994
Publication Date
January 21, 1997
Inventor
Wayne A Showalter
Tucson
AZ, US
William L Richards
Tucson
AZ, US
Phillip C Miller
Tucson
AZ, US
Charles D Lemme
Tucson
AZ, US
William R Humphreys
Tucson
AZ, US
Charles Hassen
Tucson
AZ, US
Thomas M Grogan
Tucson
AZ, US
Keith G Copeland
Tucson
AZ, US
Agent
Skjerven Morrill MacPherson Franklin & Friel
Agent
Philip J McKay
Laura Terlizzi
Assignee
Ventana Medical Systems
AZ, US
IPC
G01N 35/10
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