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Bruce W Anderson, Nick M Carter, Mordi I Iheme, Shirley J Johnson, Daniel L Kacian, James P Light, Gus G Tseo: Collection device and method for removing a fluid substance from the same. Gen Probe Incorporated, November 15, 2001: US20010041336-A1 (1 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to a cap which can form an essentially leak-proof seal with a vessel capable of receiving fluid specimens for clinical analysis and diagnosis. To minimize potentially contaminating contact between the fluid specimen and humans or the environment, the present invention f ...


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Michael M Becker, Gary P Schroth: Molecular torches. Gen Probe Incorporated, September 4, 2003: US20030165957-A1 (1 worldwide citation)

The present invention features “molecular torches” and the use of molecular torches for detecting the presence of a target nucleic acid sequence. Molecular torches contain a target binding domain, a target closing domain, and a joining region. The target binding domain is biased towards the target s ...


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James D Dale, Gerard J Sevigny, Matthew W Webb, Gus G Tseo: Sample carrier and drip shield for use therewith. Gen Probe Incorporated, January 23, 2003: US20030017084-A1 (1 worldwide citation)

A sample carrier comprising a top wall, a base, and a support wall joining the top wall and the base. The top wall includes aligned, spaced-apart openings on at least one side of the support wall which are sized to receive sample tubes. Sleeves depending from the top wall and circumscribing each ope ...


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Kelly G Ammann, Ralph E Burns, Ernest V Hansberry, Glenn A Horner, Cheryl A Jakub, John E Kling, Donald J Nieglos, Robert E Schneider, Robert J Smith: Automated method for determining the presence of a target nucleic acid in a sample. Gen Probe Incorporated, February 6, 2003: US20030027206-A1 (1 worldwide citation)

An automated analyzer for performing multiple diagnostic assays simultaneously includes multiple stations, or modules, in which discrete aspects of the assay are performed on fluid samples contained in reaction receptacles. The analyzer includes stations for automatically preparing a specimen sample ...


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Melissa M Cunningham, Paul D Stull, William G Weisburg: Compositions, methods and kits for determining the presence of cryptosporidium organisms in a test sample. Gen Probe Incorporated, May 9, 2002: US20020055116-A1 (1 worldwide citation)

The present invention describes novel oligonucleotides targeted to nucleic acid sequences derived from Cryptosporidium organisms, and Cryptosporidium parvumorganisms in particular, which are useful for determining the presence of Cryptosporidium organisms in a test sample. The oligonucleotides of th ...


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James J Hogan, Shannon K Kaplan: Method and kit for identifying antibiotic-resistant microorganisms. Gen Probe Incorporated, Gen Probe Incorporated, Michael Gilly, Jeff Landes, August 31, 2010: US07786289

The invention provides a rapid sample-processing method for preparing hybridization reaction mixtures substantially depleted of RNA, and a method of identifying the methicillin-resistance status and vancomycin-resistance status of an organism.


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Glenn A Horner, Shirley J Johnson, Robert E Schneider, Robert J Smith, Gus Tseo: Reaction receptacle apparatus. Gen Probe Incorporated, July 12, 2001: US20010007643-A1

A reaction receptacle apparatus includes one or more individual receptacles for containing chemical or biological substances. The one or more receptacles are arranged to be engaged by tubular elements of a substance transfer device for transferring substances into or out of the individual receptacle ...


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Mordi I Iheme, Daniel L Kacian, Mark R Kennedy: Fluid transfer device. Gen Probe Incorporated, November 8, 2001: US20010039058-A1

The present invention relates to a cap which can form an essentially leak-proof seal with a vessel capable of receiving fluid specimens for clinical analysis and diagnosis. To minimize potentially contaminating contact between the fluid specimen and humans or the environment, the present invention f ...


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Michael M Becker: Kit for enhancing the association rates of polynucleotides. Gen Probe Incorporated, April 22, 2004: US20040077014-A1

Kit for increasing the association rate between a polynucleotide probe and a target nucleic acid, where the kit includes a polynucleotide probe, a synthetic polycationic polymer for increasing the association rate of the probe and a target nucleic acid, and a dissociating reagent for dissociating th ...


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Bruce W Anderson, Nick M Carter, Mordi I Iheme, Daniel L Kacian: Collection device. Gen Probe Incorporated, June 3, 2004: US20040105786-A1

A collection device comprising an open-ended vessel for receiving and holding a fluid substance and a cap configured to position a specimen retrieval device along an inner surface of the vessel when the cap is fixedly associated the vessel.