System and method of aspirating and dispensing reagent

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 6537818
APP PUB NO 20010010936A1
SERIAL NO

09825596

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Apparatus and methods for aspirating and dispensing reagents are provided. Aspirating of reagents is accomplished by a probe, a vial insert and reagent vial according to the present invention wherein a seal is formed between the probe and the vial insert when the probe engages the vial insert. Dispensing of reagents is accomplished by a probe and a probe dispense and wash station according to the present invention wherein a seal is formed between the probe and the vial insert when the probe engages the probe dispense and wash station.

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Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
VENTANA MEDICAL SYSTEMS, INC.TUCSON, AZ188

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Ford, Anthony Tucson, AZ 15 535
McDaniel, Darin Tucson, AZ 13 500
Reinhardt, Kurt Tucson, AZ 20 467
Richards, William Tucson, AZ 44 1242
Rizzo, Vince Tucson, AZ 7 192
Showalter, Wayne Tucson, AZ 30 955

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