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Automated drug discovery protocols, or partially automated protocols, in which matrices with memories serve as the platform on which all manipulations are performed or serve as the repository of information that is transferred to other memories as the synthesized compounds are processed and screened. Also provided are automated drug discovery units for use in the protocols. The units provide a means for seamless data tracking and include instrumentation and vials with memories for information transfer to other memories in a unit. The units, which are provided herein, include some or all of the following: an automated or manual sorter, microvessels, which contain memories, an automated or semi-automated synthesizer, a microvessel washer/dryer, a manual or automated cleaver for removing compounds from the matrix with memory microvessels, and associated software. The memories may be any of any type, including electromagnetically encodable memories and optical memories, or combinations thereof. The memories may be pre-encoded or may be encodabie during, after or before processing. Also provided are manual and automated methods for sorting matrices with memories.

Title
Automated sorting system for matrices with memory
Application Number
8/912998
Publication Number
6329139 (B1)
Application Date
August 11, 1997
Publication Date
December 11, 2001
Inventor
Hanan Potash
Austin
TX, US
Yozo Satoda
San Diego
CA, US
William Ewing
San Diego
CA, US
Kanchana Sanjaya Gunesekera Karunaratne
San Diego
CA, US
John E Lillig
Alamo
CA, US
Michael P Nova
Rancho Santa Fe
CA, US
Agent
Kilpatrick Stockton
US
Assignee
Discovery Partners International
CA, US
IPC
C12Q 1/68
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