07648678 is referenced by 14 patents and cites 437 patents.

The present invention concerns a method and an apparatus for automatic staining of at least one tissue sample accommodated on a slide by applying reagents. The system may include at least one slide provided in a slide rack, a fluid containment element, a slide holder, a vertical slide positioner to pivot the slides to a vertical position, and a slide immerser element to immerse the vertical slide into a fluid containment element or even a dip tank. By pivoting the slides from a horizontal to a vertical position, an automated method and apparatus for carrying out a pretreatment in an automated staining apparatus may be provided. The pivoting of slides may ensure an appropriate orientation of the slides for both the pretreatment and the staining processes.

Title
Method and system for pretreatment of tissue slides
Application Number
10/731316
Publication Number
7648678 (B2)
Application Date
December 8, 2003
Publication Date
January 19, 2010
Inventor
Rosanne Welcher
Ventura
CA, US
Robert Lathrop
San Jose
CA, US
Marc Key
Ojai
CA, US
Jeff Rau
Fort Collins
CO, US
Benno Guggenheimer
Fort Collins
CO, US
John Favuzzi
Santa Barbara
CA, US
Agent
Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner L
Assignee
DAKO Denmark
DK
IPC
G01N 1/30
G01N 1/28
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