Automated reagent dispensing system and method of operation

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 9518899
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11349663

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A system and method that enables automated reagent dispensing for tissue stainers. The stainers receive staining protocols from a central controller. The central controller may control a plurality of stainers simultaneously. The stainers obtain information provided on slide identifiers which is communicated to the central controller. The central controller determines a particular staining protocol to apply to a particular slide. The staining protocol is downloaded to the stainer which enables the stainer to operate without additional communication with the central controller. A user may manually initiate a staining protocol or the central controller may operate the stainers on a scheduled basis.

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Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
SAKURA FINETEK U.S.A., INC.TORRANCE, CA35

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Jennings, Patrick P Lomita, US 2 7
Lefebvre, Gilles San Clemente, US 16 97

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