Automatic random access analyzer

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06799238

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An automated analytical apparatus comprises an introduction station for receiving a plurality of reagent packages. Each package has a plurality of receptacles, at least one of which includes a sample liquid to be analyzed, and at least one of which includes a liquid reagent for forming a reaction mixture with the sample liquid. A liquid transfer station is included for transferring liquid contained in one or more receptacles of a reagent package into, out of or among different receptacles thereof, including the formation of the reaction mixture. A detector is provided for detecting a characteristic of the sample by analyzing the reaction mixture contained in one of the receptacles of a package. A storage area is included within the apparatus for storing a plurality of reagent packages. A shuttle system transports individual reagent packages in any order and in any direction between the introduction area, the liquid transfer station, the detector and the storage area.

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BECTON, DICKINSON AND COMPANYFRANKLIN LAKES, NJ2179

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Claus, Michael J Salt Lake City, UT 31 682
Goldberg, Ruth D Salt Lake City, UT 1 264
Miles, Scott D Orem, UT 80 2160
Owen, Charles V Highland, UT 21 1787
Smith, Randall W Sandy, UT 4 427
Thorne, Gale H Bountiful, UT 45 3342

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