09528918 cites 361 patents.

An automated system is provided for performing slide processing operations on slides bearing biological samples. In one embodiment, the disclosed system includes a slide tray holding a plurality of slides in a substantially horizontal position and a workstation that receives the slide tray. In a particular embodiment, a workstation delivers a reagent to slide surfaces without substantial transfer of reagent (and reagent borne contaminants such as dislodged cells) from one slide to another. A method for automated processing of slides also is provided.

Title
Automated high volume slide processing system
Application Number
14/82092
Publication Number
9528918 (B2)
Application Date
November 15, 2013
Publication Date
December 27, 2016
Inventor
Vince Rizzo
Tucson
AZ, US
Parula Mehta
Oro Valley
AZ, US
Miroslav Holubec
Tucson
AZ, US
Kendall B Hendrick
Tucson
AZ, US
Rick Griebel
Tucson
AZ, US
Andrew Ghusson
Tucson
AZ, US
Matthew Freeman
Tucson
AZ, US
Kimberly Christensen
Tucson
AZ, US
Devon C Campbell
Oro Valley
AZ, US
Chris Borchert
Tucson
AZ, US
Austin Micheil Ashby
Tucson
AZ, US
Brandon Ambler
Tucson
AZ, US
Wayne Showalter
Tucson
AZ, US
William L Richards
Tucson
AZ, US
Glen Ward
Tucson
AZ, US
Charles D Lemme
Tucson
AZ, US
Kurt Reinhardt
Tucson
AZ, US
Agent
Perkins Coie
Assignee
Ventana Medical Systems
AZ, US
IPC
G01N 35/00
G01N 1/36
G01N 1/31
B01L 9/00
G01N 1/30
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