Method using a slide stainer with independent slide heating regulation

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 6541261
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09688619

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An automated slide stainer with slides mounted in a horizontal position on a rotary carousel. Reagents and rinse liquids are automatically dispensed onto tissue sections or cells mounted on slides for the purpose of performing chemical or immunohistochemical stains. The rinse liquids are removed by an aspiration head connected to a source of vacuum. Individual slides or groups of slides are supported on flat heating stations for heating to individual temperatures. Temperature control electronics on the carousel are controlled by a user interface off of the carousel.

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DAKO DENMARK A/SGLOSTRUP107

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Bogen, Steven A Sharon, MA 25 1392
Loeffler, Herbert H Arlington, MA 34 1779
Purbrick, John A Arlington, MA 13 510

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