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An automated process for detecting the presence of a target nucleic acid in a sample. The process includes separating the target nucleic acid from other material present in the sample at a first station, transferring the separated target nucleic acid from the first station to a second station using a rotatable transport mechanism, combining the transferred target nucleic acid and reagents for performing an amplification reaction at the second station, and performing an amplification reaction. A product of the amplification reaction 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
11/168374
Publication Number
7560256 (B2)
Application Date
June 29, 2005
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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