07560255 is referenced by 37 patents and cites 384 patents.

An automated process for detecting the presence of a target nucleic acid in a sample. The process includes contacting a sample with a magnetically-responsive solid support and immobilizing a target nucleic acid present in the sample on the solid support. At a first station of an analyzer, the solid support is subjected to a magnetic field and the immobilized target nucleic acid is separated from a non-immobilized component of the sample. A solution comprising the separated target nucleic acid is moved to an incubator of a second station of the analyzer, where the separated target nucleic acid is subjected to an amplification procedure and an amplification product is formed. The amplification product is detected as an indication of the presence of the target nucleic acid in the sample.

Title
Automated process for detecting the presence of a target nucleic acid in a sample
Application Number
10/946557
Publication Number
7560255 (B2)
Application Date
September 22, 2004
Publication Date
July 14, 2009
Inventor
Robert J Smith
Louisville
CO, US
Robert E Schneider
Erie
CO, US
Donald J Nieglos
Superior
CO, US
John E Kling
San Diego
CA, US
Cheryl A Jakub
Golden
CO, US
Glenn A Horner
Boulder
CO, US
Ernest V Hansberry
Evergreen
CO, US
Ralph E Burns
Boulder
CO, US
Kelly G Ammann
Longmont
CO, US
Agent
Richard Wydeven
Charles B Cappellari
Assignee
Gen Probe Incorporated
CA, US
IPC
C07H 21/00
C07H 21/04
C07H 21/02
C12Q 1/68
C12P 19/34
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