Automatic analyzing apparatus

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PATENT NO 4346056
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06177446

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An automatic analyzing apparatus comprising a plurality of reagent vessels adapted to be inserted into a reagent vessel holder and a detector for photoelectrically discriminating the reagent vessel holder in response to an analysis item necessary for examining an organic ability and the reagent vessels corresponding to different analysis items.

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OLYMPUS OPTICAL CO., LTD.TOKYO2133

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Sakurada, Masahiko Machida, JP 15 924

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8663922 Systems and methods for detecting multiple optical signals 2 2010
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