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A vessel holder for receiving a number of vessels is useful in an automated analyzer. To increase the number of vessels which can be received in the analyzer and to simplify the device for reading bar code labels, the vessel holder has an elongate body manufactured in one piece and containing a single straight row of identical elongate chambers. Each chamber is for receiving one vessel. All chambers have a common base with respect to which they are perpendicularly disposed. Adjacent chambers are separated by a partition. The inside of a side wall of each chamber bears a first bar code label for detecting the absence of a vessel in the chamber, and the outside of a side wall of each chamber bears a second bar code label for detecting the position of the chamber in the vessel holder. The first and the second bar code labels are readable by a bar code reader from one and the same side of the vessel holder.

Title
Vessel holder for automated analyzer
Application Number
8/624857
Publication Number
5700429
Application Date
March 22, 1996
Publication Date
December 23, 1997
Inventor
Siegfried Muller
Meierskappel
CH
Jurg Buhler
Rothenburg
CH
Agent
John P Parise
William H Epstein
George W Johnston
Assignee
Roche Diagnostic Systems
NJ, US
IPC
G01N 35/04
B01L 9/06
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