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David D Clark, Jeffrey W Steaffens, John Dorson, Ian Wells, Alan J Fujii, James E Maynard, James Baker, John Zeis, Charles Bickoff, Richard D McEachern, Kunio Kohga, Andrew Ghusson, John C Balsavich Jr: Automated point of care detection system including complete sample processing capabilities. Thermo Biostar, Richard J Warburg, Michael A Whittaker, Foley & Lardner, December 2, 2003: US06656428 (157 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to cost effective analytical instruments for determining the presence or amount of an analyte in a sample. The analytical instruments utilize an assay cartridge which has a sample receiving port and a rotatable carousel containing a plurality of reagent wells. Each reag ...


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Charles Lemme, Devon Campbell, Andrew Ghusson, David Bryant, Kurt Reinhardt, William Richards, Vincent Rizzo, Wayne Showalter: Automated molecular pathology apparatus having fixed slide platforms. Ventana Medical Systems, Hayes Soloway P C, May 27, 2008: US07378055 (48 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and methods for automatically staining or treating multiple tissue samples mounted on slides are provided, in which the slides and reagent bottles are held in fixed position, and the reagent, wash and coverslipping solutions brought to the slides. Alternatively, the slides are held in fixe ...


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Kurt Reinhardt, Charles D Lemme, Glen Ward, William L Richards, Wayne Showalter, Brandon Ambler, Austin Ashby, Chris Borchert, Devon C Campbell, Kimberly Christensen, Matthew Freeman, Andrew Ghusson, Rick Griebel, Kendall B Hendrick, Miroslav Holubec, Parula Mehta, Vince Rizzo: Automated high volume slide processing system. Ventana Medical Systems, Ventana Medical Systems, Aden A Rehms, December 23, 2008: US07468161 (38 worldwide citation)

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 par ...


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Charles Lemme, Vincent J Rizzo Jr, Andrew Ghusson: Method and apparatus for modifying pressure within a fluid dispenser. Ventana Medical Systems, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff, May 27, 2008: US07378058 (22 worldwide citation)

A fluid dispenser useful in methods and apparatuses for automated biological reaction systems including a barrel, a coupler, a piston associated with the barrel, and a sealing surface that seals the inner diameter against fluid flow at the lower extent of the piston.


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Charles Lemme, Devon Campbell, Andrew Ghusson, David Bryant, Kurt Reinhardt, William Richards, Vincent Rizzo, Wayne Showalter: Automated molecular pathology apparatus having fixed slide platforms. Ventana Medical Systems, Ventana Medical Systems, Richard D Schmidt, May 3, 2011: US07935534 (4 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and methods for automatically staining or treating multiple tissue samples mounted on slides are provided, in which the slides and reagent bottles are held in fixed position, and the reagent, wash and coverslipping solutions brought to the slides. Alternatively, the slides are held in fixe ...


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Charles Lemme, William Richards, David Bryant, Catherine Wolf, Andrew Ghusson, Austin Ashby, Wayne Showalter, Anthony Hartman, Brian Kram: Apparatus for electrophoretic in situ tissue staining. Ventana Medical Systems, Ventana Medical Systems, November 17, 2009: US07618807 (3 worldwide citation)

The present invention introduces a radically different way of accelerating biomolecule conjugates into tissue, and hence towards their targets for purposes of tissue staining. The invention provides for an order of magnitude improvement over the prior art diffusion process used to stain tissue. The ...


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Kurt Reinhardt, Charles D Lemme, Glen Ward, William L Richards, Wayne Showalter, Brandon Ambler, Austin Ashby, Chris Borchert, Devon C Campbell, Kimberly Christensen, Matthew Freeman, Andrew Ghusson, Rick Griebel, Kendall B Hendrick, Miroslav Holubec, Parula Mehta, Vince Rizzo: Automated high volume slide processing system. Ventana Medical Systems, Perkins Coie, March 4, 2014: US08663991 (2 worldwide citation)

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 par ...


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William L Richards, Austin Ashby, Matthew Ketterer, Kevin Marshall, Josh Harrison, Matthew Mette, Paul Richards, Wayne Showalter, Jasmin Cote, Phillip C Halbert, Solene Bourgeois, Steven W Metzger, Ken Hance, Meghan Mensack, Carlos Michel, Elke Allers, Dulini Gamage, Landon Prisbrey, Oleg Gusyatin, Alena Shamsheyeva, Ben Turng, Andrew Ghusson, Kurt Reinhardt: Instrument and system for rapid microogranism identification and antimicrobial agent susceptibility testing. Accelerate Diagnostics, Klarquist Sparkman, July 17, 2018: US10023895 (1 worldwide citation)

A system for automated microorganism identification and antibiotic susceptibility testing comprising a reagent cartridge, a reagent stage, a cassette, a cassette, stage, a pipettor assembly, an optical detection system, and a controller is disclosed. The system is designed to dynamically adjust moto ...


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Kurt Reinhardt, Charles D Lemme, Glen Ward, William L Richards, Wayne Showalter, Brandon Ambler, Austin Micheil Ashby, Chris Borchert, Devon C Campbell, Kimberly Christensen, Matthew Freeman, Andrew Ghusson, Rick Griebel, Kendall B Hendrick, Miroslav Holubec, Parula Mehta, Vince Rizzo: Automated high volume slide processing system. Ventana Medical Systems, Perkins Coie, December 27, 2016: US09528918

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 par ...


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Charles Lemme, Vincent R Rizzo, Andrew Ghusson: Method and apparatus for modifying pressure within a fluid dispenser. Ventana Medical Systems, Mcdonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff, October 7, 2004: US20040197230-A1

A fluid dispenser useful in methods and apparatuses for automated biological reaction systems including a barrel, a coupler, a piston associated with the barrel, and a sealing surface that seals the inner diameter against fluid flow at the lower extent of the piston