Method and apparatus for pre-treating samples in an automatic chemical analyzer

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PATENT NO 5985672
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09009015

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A pre-processor for use in performing heterogeneous immunoassays on samples for analytes in the sample employing concentrically positioned incubating and processing carousels. A single transfer station permits reaction vessels containing sample and reagents to be moved between the carousels. The samples are separated, washed and mixed on the processing carousel and incubated on the incubating carousel thus speeding up processing throughput.

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SIEMENS HEALTHCARE DIAGNOSTICS INC.TARRYTOWN, NY793

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Chow, Allan Tit-Shing Wilmington, DE 7 141
Kegelman, Joseph Edward Wilmington, DE 2 90
Mizzer, John Paul Newark, DE 5 129
Nuzzaci, Edward Anthony Newark, DE 1 83

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