Automated tissue assay using standarized chemicals and packages

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PATENT NO 5875286
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08985604

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A system which performs a plurality of independent analysis procedures simultaneously, possibly involving differing types of tissues and differing process steps, comprising a robotic arm, which moves the different tissue samples among a plurality of processing stations, and a processor, which selects the next tissue sample to move, when to move it, and where to move it to. The processor directs the robotic arm to interleave the differing process steps. The processing stations comprise workstations for performing individual steps of the tissue assay procedures, such as solution trays. The processor selects a tissue sample to be moved in response to timing information about the procedures. While the processor is directing the robotic arm to move, the processor monitors progress information and can alter the sequence of process steps in response to the progress information and information from an operator.

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Barker, Stephen 143 Northridge Rd., Santa Barbara, CA 93105 11 377
Bernstein, Steven A 2717 San Marcos Ave., Los Olivos, CA 93441 9 606
Erickson, Page A 2505 Calle Montilla, Santa Barbara, CA 93109 12 658

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