08008066 is referenced by 49 patents and cites 431 patents.

An automated analyzer for performing multiple diagnostic assays simultaneously includes multiple stations in which discrete aspects of the assay are performed on fluid samples contained in sample vessels. The analyzer includes stations for automatically preparing a sample, incubating the sample, preforming an analyte isolation procedure, ascertaining the presence of a target analyte, and analyzing the amount of a target analyte. An automated receptacle transporting system moves the sample vessels from one station to the next. A method for performing an automated diagnostic assay includes an automated process for isolating and amplifying a target analyte, and, in one embodiment, a method for real-time monitoring of the amplification process.

Title
System for performing multi-formatted assays
Application Number
11/372221
Publication Number
8008066 (B2)
Application Date
March 10, 2006
Publication Date
August 30, 2011
Inventor
Robert F Scalese
Escondido
CA, US
Christopher B Davis
San Diego
CA, US
Jerzy A Macioszek
San Diego
CA, US
Robert E Heinz
San Diego
CA, US
Byron J Knight
San Diego
CA, US
Florence F Li
San Diego
CA, US
Haitao Li
San Diego
CA, US
Thanh N Nguyen
San Diego
CA, US
Gary D Lair
San Diego
CA, US
Agent
Charles B Cappellari Esq
Rothwell Figg Ernst & Manbeck PC
Assignee
Gen Probe Incorporated
CA, US
IPC
C12M 1/00
C12M 3/00
C12M 1/34
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