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Mark Joseph Fanning, Roger James Morris, Ron Robinson, William Ernest Seaton, Daniel Ray Williams, Craig Drager: Identification system for test sample cards in an analytical instrument. bio Merieux Vitek, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff, February 9, 1999: US05869006 (38 worldwide citation)

An automatic sample testing machine for testing samples stored in test cards. The machine has a test sample positioning system for moving a tray containing a plurality of test sample cards and fluid receptacles among various stations in the machine. The machine has a diluting station for adding a pr ...


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Catanzarit Luigi, Kluttz Bryan W, Vera Garcia Marcela, Burg Lawrence J, Moe James G, Mckinley Geoff A: Nucleic acid assays. Bio Merieux Vitek, November 4, 1998: EP0875584-A2 (34 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to the detection of specific nucleic acid sequences, either by a process of amplification of specific nucleic acid sequences or not. More particularly the invention provides for improved compositions and methods for reducing the chance for contamination from manipulatio ...


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Fanning Mark Joseph, Gayral Jean Pierre Bernard, Karl Clifford W, Williams Daniel Ray, Limon Bernard Jean Marie, Anthon Eric William, Meyer Donald, Bishop James Clement, Morris Roger James, Drager Craig, Robinson Ron, Burchard Thomas H, Seaton William Ernest, Chastain David, Shine David, Guerrera Stephen, Springer Paul, Porat David, Moore Andrew, Gerst Joanne T, Rousmaniere Arthur, Ryall Richard James, Zeigler Andrew, O& 039, Bear Raymond E, Smith Kent C, Flender Gregg: Automatic sample testing machine. Bio Merieux Vitek, October 22, 1997: EP0802413-A2 (17 worldwide citation)

An automatic sample testing machine for testing samples stored in test cards. The machine has a test sample positioning system for moving a tray containing a plurality of test sample cards and fluid receptacles among various stations in the machine. The machine has a diluting station for adding a pr ...


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O& 039, Bear Raymond E, Colin Bruno, Tegeler G R, Staples John L: Test card for performing assays. Bio Merieux Vitek, December 4, 1996: EP0745856-A2 (16 worldwide citation)

An improved sample card is provided. The improved card, typically used in biochemical analysis, achieves high sample well capacity and improved fluid flow, including by means of a plurality of through-channels which route the fluid flow of samples along both the front and back surfaces of the card. ...


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Clifford W Karl, Kent Smith, Arthur Rousmaniere, David Porat, Thomas Burchard, Gregg Flender: Stacking disposal system for test sample cards or other similarly shaped objects. bio Merieux Vitek, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff, October 7, 1997: US05674454 (11 worldwide citation)

A disposal system for stacking card-like objects neatly in a magazine. The cards enter the disposal system via a card entrance slot. A push plate located adjacent the slot pushes the cards past a pair of resilient snap elements in the sides of the magazine. A pressure plate is located behind the sna ...


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Catanzariti Luigi, Kluttz Bryan W, Mckinley Geoff A, Garland Arthur L, Graziano Louis, Moe James G, Vera Garcia Marcela, Bishop James Clement, Chastain David, Gennari Fabio, Colin Bruno, Jaravel Cecile: Dual chamber disposable reaction vessel for amplification reactions, reaction processing station therefor, and methods of use. Bio Merieux Vitek, November 4, 1998: EP0875291-A2 (8 worldwide citation)

A reaction vessel for a nucleic acid amplification reaction has a first chamber containing an amplification reagent mix, a second chamber containing an amplification enzyme, and a fluid channel or chamber connecting the first and second chambers together. A fluid sample is introduced into the first ...


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O& 039, Bear Raymond E, Staples John, Tegeler Garry R: Test sample card. Bio Merieux Vitek, July 23, 1997: EP0785433-A2 (8 worldwide citation)

A test sample card has a fluid passage network provided on both sides of the card to provide for maximum separation distance between adjacent growth wells. The card also has cored sections along its periphery adjacent the wells, which improve the flow of plastic during the molding of the cards. The ...


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Tegeler Garry R, Smith Kent: Locking structure for securing a fluid transfer tube. Bio Merieux Vitek, February 24, 1999: EP0897750-A2 (3 worldwide citation)

A test sample card is provided with a locking feature for achieving a positive, locking engagement with a transfer tube that conducts fluid into the interior of the test sample card. The locking feature consists of a tubular channel inwardly disposed from the fluid intake port that has an inner annu ...


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Catanzariti Luigi, Kluttz Bryan W, Mckinley Geoff A, Chastain David, Garland Arthur L, Graziano Louis, Moe James G, Vera Gracia Marcela, Bishop James Clement, Gennari Fabio, Colin Bruno, Jaravel Cecile: Dual chamber disposable reaction vessel for amplification reactions, reaction processing station therefor, and methods of use. Bio Merieux Vitek, March 26, 2003: EP1295949-A1 (2 worldwide citation)

A nucleic acid amplification station for a test strip comprising a dual chamber reaction vessel comprising a first chamber and a second chamber, characterised in that the station comprises: a tray for at least one test strip, the said tray comprising a first portion and a second portion positioned a ...


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Maes Gregory R, Freiner Brent D, Conner Dennis M, Karl Clifford W, Robinson Ron, Shelton Raymond M, Tegeler Garry R, Justin Michael James: Incubation station for test sample cards. Bio Merieux Vitek, February 10, 1999: EP0896224-A2 (1 worldwide citation)

An incubation station (600) has a carousel (604) for receiving a plurality of test sample cards. An even temperature and air flow distribution inside the carousel and incubation of the cards over time at the proper temperature was found to be critically dependent upon air flow characteristics within ...