US Patent No: 5,232,665

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Multi-linear automatic apparatus for processing immunoassays

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The apparatus processes immunoassays of samples using a solid support. It provides a compact system using rectilinear motion to process carriers holding samples on a real time basis while permitting the input and output of the system to operate on a random basis.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
DADE BEHRING INC.DEERFIELD, IL1

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Bernstine, Robert E Chesapeake City, MD 2 138
Burkovich, Robert A Newark, DE 6 112
Lipscomb, James H Kennett Square, PA 8 173
Nurse, Colin A Newark, DE 2 138
Wong, Kin W Claymont, DE 1 81
Zuk, Paul J Lincoln University, PA 3 96

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