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Joerg Schreiber, Wilfried Schmid, Hans Juergen Kuhr, Heino Eikmeier, Klaus Dieter Sacherer: System for analyzing compounds contained in liquid samples. Boehringer Mannheim, Nikaido Marmelstein Murray & Oram, February 6, 1996: US05489414 (274 worldwide citation)

A system for analyzing sample liquids using dry reagents which is particularly suitable for the determination of clinical parameters. The system includes an analysis instrument containing the individually sealed test elements to carry out an analytical test. Shape and nature of the test elements wer ...


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Keith G Copeland, Thomas M Grogan, Charles Hassen, William R Humphreys, Charles D Lemme, Phillip C Miller, William L Richards, Wayne A Showalter: Automated biological reaction apparatus. Ventana Medical Systems, Laura Terlizzi, Philip J McKay, Skjerven Morrill MacPherson Franklin & Friel, January 21, 1997: US05595707 (206 worldwide citation)

An automated immunostaining apparatus having a reagent application zone and a reagent supply zone. The apparatus has a carousel slide support supporting a plurality of slide supports thereon, and drive means engaging the carousel slide support for consecutively positioning each of a plurality of sli ...


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Douglas E Boyd, Jan B Yates: Analytical cartridge. Careside, Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly, July 6, 1999: US05919711 (189 worldwide citation)

An analytical cartridge adapted for use in analyzing fluids which contain liquid and solid components. The cartridge includes a plumbing system composed of various wells or chambers which are interconnected by passageways. After introduction into the cartridge, liquid samples are separated and trans ...


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Keith G Copeland, Thomas M Grogan, Charles Hassen, William Ross Humphreys, Charles D Lemme, Phillip C Miller, William L Richards, Wayne A Showalter: Automated slide processing apparatus with fluid injector. Ventana Medical Systems, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff, August 5, 1997: US05654200 (165 worldwide citation)

An automated immunostaining apparatus having a reagent application zone and a reagent supply zone. The apparatus has a carousel slide support supporting a plurality of slide supports thereon, and drive device engaging the carousel slide support for consecutively positioning each of a plurality of sl ...


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Michael Schabbach, Karl Miltner, Thomas Klemm, Rolf Baumann, Meinrad Dilger: Method and device for removing consumable analytic products from a storage container. Roche Diagnostics, Richard T Knauer, Jill L Woodburn, November 5, 2002: US06475436 (161 worldwide citation)

A method and a device for removing an analytic consumable product, in particular a test element, from a storage container having chambers which are sealed by foils from which the consumable product is pushed out by means of a plunger (


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Rolfe C Anderson, Robert J Lipshutz, Richard P Rava, Stephen P A Fodor: Integrated nucleic acid diagnostic device. Affymetrix, Philip L McGarrigle, William McCarthy, Ivan D Zitkovsky, December 14, 2004: US06830936 (160 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a miniaturized integrated nucleic acid diagnostic device and system. The or more sample acquisition and preparation operations, in combination with one or more sample analysis operations. For example, the device can integrate several or all of the operations involved i ...


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Thomas C Tisone, Christopher V Tisone: Method and apparatus for high-speed dot array dispensing. Cartesian Technologies, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, May 16, 2000: US06063339 (160 worldwide citation)

A dispensing apparatus and method is provided for accurately and precisely dispensing various desired patterns of reagent onto a substrate or other receptive surface or receptacle. The invention provides high-speed on-the-fly dispensing of various desired reagent patterns as provided by the operator ...


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Krishan L Kalra, Jason Z Zhang, Zhi Weng Chang, Jianghong Shui: Automated staining apparatus. BioGenex Laboratories, James C The Law Offices of James C Weseman Weseman Esq, September 7, 1999: US05948359 (156 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is an automated staining apparatus including an arm moveable in three dimensions, and a hollow tip head located on the arm including integral reagent tip head, wash tip and blow tip for selectively dispensing gas and liquid onto microscope slides. Also disclosed are various sub-components ...


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Arthur L Babson, Thomas Palmieri, Anthony P Montalbano, Chris P Montalbano, Greg A Montalbano, Eric C Fleischer: Automated immunoassay analyzer. DPC Cirrus, Whitham Curtis & Whitham, March 23, 1999: US05885529 (134 worldwide citation)

An improved automated immunoassay analyzer including a high throughput automated immunoassay system which can perform high volume testing on a broad range of analytes while selecting from among a diverse set of immunoassays for any given sample. The immunoanalyzer has the capacity to perform a wide ...


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Hideji Tajima: Method and apparatus for controlling magnetic particles by pipetting machine. Precision System Science, Haynes and Boone, January 21, 2003: US06509193 (131 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to a method and apparatus for controlling magnetic particles by a sample distributor and is intended to process a sample liquid with high precision, sensitivity and reliability by arresting magnetic particles to separate them from the liquid and by suspending the magnet ...