Apparatus and method for automatically processing dried blood spots in HIV-1 testing

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PATENT NO 5641682
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08514647

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An apparatus and method for automatically identifying, handling, tracking, and processing dried blood samples in HIV-1 testing are disclosed. Dried blood samples are punched from test cards into incubation receptacles for incubation and further testing. Optionally, the location on the test card to be punched may be manually, semi-automatically or automatically selected, ranked, and punched in order of preference. Test results corresponding to a particular test subject are automatically tracked and reported while maintaining the anonymity of the subject.

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Ortho Pharmaceutical CorporationRARITAN, NJ130

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Pagels, William Oceanport, NJ 3 17
Rolon, Noel Belle Mead, NJ 3 17

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