07860727 is referenced by 10 patents and cites 234 patents.

An interface point network (IPN) and a method for communication with a laboratory information system using an IPN, wherein the IPN includes at least one host computer in communication with at least one laboratory instrument, the laboratory information system and an interface point server in communication with the host computer and the laboratory information system, the interface point server being configured to function as a communication interface between the host computer and the laboratory information system in a manner responsive to a predetermined communication protocol. Use of bar code and RFID labels for tracking samples and in maintaining sample data is described.

Title
Laboratory instrumentation information management and control network
Application Number
11/32324
Publication Number
7860727 (B2)
Application Date
January 10, 2005
Publication Date
December 28, 2010
Inventor
Alain L Larson
Marana
AZ, US
Wayne Showalter
Tucson
AZ, US
Agent
Muirhead and Saturnelli
Assignee
Ventana Medical Systems
AZ, US
IPC
G06Q 40/00
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