08030080 is referenced by 27 patents and cites 38 patents.

A system and method for automated processing of nucleic acids and other samples includes a disposable container comprising a tray and a flexible barrier. The barrier is configured to seal with a top edge of the tray, providing a closed, aseptic work area within the sealed tray. A pipette head and/or other sample manipulation device can be attached to the inside of the barrier, and the barrier can include an interface for a robotic arm or other device. When the barrier is sealed over the tray, the barrier separates the contents of the tray from the robot or other manipulation device. The barrier can be flexible, and allow the robotic arm to move the pipette head throughout the work area of the tray. All samples, reagents, pipette tips and other tools or devices for processing nucleic acid samples may remain within the closed compartment provided by the container during processing.

Title
Systems and methods for processing samples in a closed container, and related devices
Application Number
12/159748
Publication Number
8030080 (B2)
Application Date
January 17, 2007
Publication Date
October 4, 2011
Inventor
Simon Harris
Victoria
AU
Robert Alister Neil
Victoria
AU
David Thomas Kneen
Victoria
AU
Ashraf F Abdelmoteleb
Victoria
AU
William Samuel Hunter
Victoria
AU
Timothy Doyle Peele
Raleigh
NC, US
Richard Alexander Grant
Victoria
AU
Simon Jonathon Spence
Victoria
AU
Agent
Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec P A
Assignee
Argos Therapeutics
NC, US
IPC
G01N 35/00
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