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Systems and methods allowing for the automatic control and scheduling of a staining apparatus for biological samples on slides present within the apparatus. In some embodiments, the actions of a robot coupled to the staining apparatus, which performs some of the staining tasks on the individual slides in accordance with their respective protocols, may be prioritized and scheduled. In some embodiments, the scheduling may result in increasing or maximizing the throughput of slides. In some embodiments, robot scheduling ensures that the individual slides are processed substantially within the tolerances specified by their respective protocols. In some embodiments, the robot scheduler may respond to spontaneous user actions and adaptively schedule or re-schedule robot actions.

Title
Systems and methods for the automated pre-treatment and processing of biological samples
Application Number
11/229098
Publication Number
7584019 (B2)
Application Date
September 16, 2005
Publication Date
September 1, 2009
Inventor
Marc E Key
Ojai
CA, US
John A Favuzzi
Santa Barbara
CA, US
Mark Richard Holbrook
Fort Collins
CO, US
James B Gilmartin
Los Alamos
CA, US
Gordon Alan Feingold
Santa Barbara
CA, US
Agent
Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner L
Assignee
Dako Denmark
DK
IPC
G06F 19/00
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