07148043 is referenced by 83 patents and cites 23 patents.

A fluorescence detection apparatus for analyzing samples located in a plurality of wells in a thermal cycler and methods of use are provided. In one embodiment, the apparatus includes a support structure attachable to the thermal cycler and a detection module movably mountable on the support structure. The detection module includes one or more channels, each having an excitation light generator and an emission light detector both disposed within the detection module. When the support structure is attached to the thermal cycler and the detection module is mounted on the support structure, the detection module is movable so as to be positioned in optical communication with different ones of the plurality of wells. The detection module is removable from the support structure to allow easy replacement.

Title
Systems and methods for fluorescence detection with a movable detection module
Application Number
10/431708
Publication Number
7148043 (B2)
Application Date
May 8, 2003
Publication Date
December 12, 2006
Inventor
Michael J Finney
San Francisco
CA, US
Jeffrey A Goldman
Acton
MA, US
Igor Kordunsky
Newton
MA, US
Agent
Townsend and Townsend and Crew
Assignee
Bio Rad Laboratories
CA, US
IPC
C12Q 1/68
C12P 19/34
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