05885529 is referenced by 134 patents and cites 49 patents.

An improved automated immunoassay analyzer including a high throughput automated immunoassay system which can perform high volume testing on a broad range of analytes while selecting from among a diverse set of immunoassays for any given sample. The immunoanalyzer has the capacity to perform a wide range of different types of immunoassays by facile storage and automated combination aboard the instrument among a wide variety of different types of reagents and heterogenous immunoassay beads stored on-board the instrument. The automated design allows reduced user interface (e.g., tests are performed automatically from computer input) including the ability to order, perform and reassay tests reflexively based on test results without operator intervention. Further, the inventive analyzer is not sample tube specific; that is, an instrument that can accept sample tube sizes within a broad size range. The inventive automated immunoassay analyzer also provides a re-useable sample dilution well, and a high speed bead washing station that eliminates the need for assay tubes having integral, waste fluid collection chambers.

Title
Automated immunoassay analyzer
Application Number
8/672654
Publication Number
5885529
Application Date
June 28, 1996
Publication Date
March 23, 1999
Inventor
Eric C Fleischer
Rockville Centre
NY, US
Greg A Montalbano
Great Neck
NY, US
Chris P Montalbano
Great Neck
NY, US
Anthony P Montalbano
Shelter Island Heights
NY, US
Thomas Palmieri
Paramus
NJ, US
Arthur L Babson
Chester
NJ, US
Agent
Whitham Curtis & Whitham
Assignee
DPC Cirrus
NJ, US
IPC
G01N 35/10
G01N 35/02
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