05650122 is referenced by 19 patents and cites 57 patents.

An automated sample analysis instrument positively identifies and maintains the identity of a plurality of patient samples contained in individual sample containers. The invention prevents sample misidentification, especially when patient sample must be transferred from one sample container to reaction wells in Microtiter.RTM. plates. Rows of reaction wells in Microtiter.RTM. plates are processed in parallel so the difference in reaction time between any two wells on a plate is four minutes or less. Reaction wells are washed with high-pressure jets of wash solution and are aspirated so as to advantageously utilize fluid meniscus on top of fluid contained in the wells. The apparatus can be adjusted to perform a variety of different ELISA-type tests.

Title
Automated patient sample analysis instrument having tubes and reaction wells washing apparatus
Application Number
925316
Publication Number
5650122
Application Date
June 6, 1995
Publication Date
July 22, 1997
Inventor
Curtis C Genstler
Redmond
WA, US
Paul C Harris
Edmonds
WA, US
Agent
Fredrikson & Byron PA
Assignee
Pasteur Sanofi Diagnostics
FR
IPC
G01N 35/00
G01N 31/00
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