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9028777 Automated cellular material preparation  
Provided are cartridges and systems for effecting automated extraction, isolation, and purification of cellular components—such as nucleic acids—from a cellular sample in assay-ready form. Also...
9023293 Device for separation of essential oils and method of use  
A light-oil separator device includes a collector funnel having a downwardly directed stem portion having an outside diameter. The stem portion adapts to insert in an upward extending neck portion...
9023212 Device and method for separating magnetic or magnetizable particles from a liquid  
A device (10) is provided for separating magnetic or magnetizable particles from a liquid by using a magnetic field. The device includes a head piece (3) with one or more magnetizable bars (4)...
8999729 Device and analyzing system for conducting agglutination assays  
A device for conducting an agglutination assay comprising several reaction vessels, each reaction vessel comprising an upper chamber having an opening for accepting reactants and/or a sample; and...
8999636 Reaction chamber  
A chamber in which an agent, like genomic DNA, may be harvested and optionally manipulated rapidly (e.g., on the order of a few hours), without shearing or fragmentation.
8992862 All-in-one means of separating blood components  
A separation device including a first buoy, a second buoy, a first valve, and a second valve. The first buoy is mounted to a buoy guide post and slidably mounted within a separation chamber. The...
8992861 Bioparticle capture device, and use thereof  
A device for capturing suspended bioparticles in a liquid medium, includes: a tube (101) including first and second ends, the first end of the tube being closed by the surface of a filter membrane...
8974751 Apparatus and method for separating components of a sample liquid  
Sample liquid is collected in a chamber downstream of a separating device. Adjoining the chamber are a plurality of channels which guide the sample liquid to one or more investigating regions.
8969071 Passive chip-based droplet sorting  
An apparatus for passive sorting of microdroplets including a main flow channel, a flow stream of microdroplets in the main flow channel wherein the microdroplets have substantially the same...
8956876 Method for quantitatively detecting 8-OXO 2′-deoxyguanosine in aqueous sample solution with high sensitivity  
There is provided a method for quantitatively detecting 8-oxo 2′-deoxyguanosine in an aqueous sample solution with high sensitivity. A method for quantitatively detecting 8-oxo 2′-deoxyguanosine...
8936162 Collection tubes apparatus, systems and methods  
Methods of producing collection tubes are presented. The methods include providing a separator substance that can rapidly polymerize in a short time to a desired hardness and disposing the...
8936766 Device and method for delivering mechanically released cells from liposuction aspirates  
A lipoaspirate collection device to aid in the collection and processing of human tissue and fluid obtained during liposuction for use in point-of-care cell therapy. The collection device includes...
8925734 Filter vial  
A filter vial and piston are provided where the vial has a cylindrical wall with a closed bottom and open top and with the hollow, tubular piston therein. The piston has a distal end covered by a...
8920751 Automated enrichment for nucleic acid sequencing  
The present teachings provide apparatuses and methods for automated handling of samples, e.g., biological or chemical samples. The apparatuses and the methods of the present teachings allow...
8900454 Device for a biological liquid treatment installation  
The invention concerns a device comprising a base (2) and a door (20), said device having a closed door position in which a circuit (8) of the device comprises a bag comprising two flexible films...
8900875 Device for evaluating a heat exchange fluid  
A method for assessing a corrosion inhibitor in a coolant, comprises providing a test kit comprising a first chamber containing an acid buffer and a solvent immiscible therein and a second chamber...
8889070 Method and apparatus for removing chloride from samples containing volatile organic carbon  
A method for removing chloride from samples containing volatile organic carbon, wherein a chloride containing sample is mixed with a difficultly volatile acid, wherein hydrochloric acid gas...
8889071 Apparatus and method for separating plasma  
An apparatus for separating plasma by which plasma can be separated from a small amount of whole blood cell sample without centrifugation is disclosed. This apparatus includes a blood channel...
8871526 Apparatus for obtaining growth factors  
A reservoir is supported by a base in a vertical position. A reciprocating member is positioned in the reservoir forming an internal chamber. The chamber receives growth factor starting material...
8852531 System for detecting microbial contamination  
The present invention relates to a system for detecting microbial contamination of a liquid specimen comprising a device for concentrating micro-organisms from a liquid specimen, having (i) a...
8852862 Method for processing polynucleotide-containing samples  
Methods and systems for processing polynucleotides (e.g., DNA) are disclosed. A processing region includes one or more surfaces (e.g., particle surfaces) modified with ligands that retain...
8846384 System for detecting microbial contamination  
The present invention relates to a system for detecting microbial contamination of a liquid specimen comprising a device for concentrating micro-organisms from a liquid specimen, having (i) a...
8828654 Methods for manipulating liquid substances in multi-chambered receptacles  
A receptacle having a plurality of interconnected chambers arranged to permit multiple process steps or processes to be performed independently or simultaneously. The receptacles are manufactured...
8828318 High-pressure extraction apparatus and method  
A high pressure extraction apparatus and extracting method therefor are adapted to maintain a medium at the supercritical state to extract substance-to-be-extracted. The apparatus includes an...
8801586 System and process for separating a material  
Disclosed is a system to separate, enrich, and/or purify a cellular population from a biological tissue, such as a tissue sample. For example, an adipose tissue sample can be acquired and...
8784734 Reusable sheaths for separating magnetic particles  
An assembly that utilizes reusable sheaths for covering magnetic rods for collecting particles in an inverse magnetic particle process. The magnetic rod is removed from the reusable sheath to...
8771613 Large volume analyte preconcentrator  
A large volume preconcentrator device for concentrating analytes. A housing accepts an analyte vapor flow, and a plurality of collection surfaces are disposed within the housing. A selectively...
8765367 Methods and instruments for processing a sample in a multi-chambered receptacle  
A receptacle having a plurality of interconnected chambers arranged to permit multiple process steps or processes to be performed independently or simultaneously. The receptacles are manufactured...
8758702 Telescoping closed-tube sampling assembly  
A clinical diagnostic sample analyzer for analyzing a sample of a patient is disclosed. The analyzer includes a telescoping closed-tube sampling assembly with a sample probe concentrically housed...
8753587 Microvalve  
A microvalve assembly (10) includes an elongate valve body (14) having opposed first and second major surfaces, the first major surface defining a valve recess (34) and the second major surface...
8753572 Automated analyzer  
Stepped portions of a flow channel are reduced by completely fixing the channel that extends to the measuring unit, and reducing connections in the channel, thereby to suppress a disturbance in...
8735055 Methods of concentrating an analyte  
A receptacle having a plurality of interconnected chambers arranged to permit multiple process steps or processes to be performed independently or simultaneously. The receptacles are manufactured...
8728410 Device for and method of extracting a fraction from a biological sample  
A device and method are provided for facilitating extraction of a fraction from a biological sample. The biological sample includes non-desired material and a fraction-bound solid phase substrate....
8728411 Device for and method of isolating a fraction in a biological sample  
A device and a method are provided for isolating a fraction in a biological sample. The fraction is bound to solid phase substrate to define a fraction-bound solid phase substrate. The device...
8728311 Structure and method for handling magnetic particles in biological assays  
Magnetic handling structure comprising a retractable magnet and a probe for the manipulation of magnetic particles in biological samples and methods of handling magnetic particles in biological...
8722416 Integrated on-line two-dimensional method and device for synchroned analytical temperature rising elution fractionation and gel permeation chromatography  
An analytical method comprising performing a first fractionation of a polymer sample based on differences in crystallizability to provide a first set of sample fractions, performing a first...
8716025 Drifting two-dimensional separation with adaption of second dimension gradient to actual first dimension condition  
A control device for a sample separation apparatus, the sample separation apparatus including a first separation unit and a second separation unit downstream of the first separation unit and...
8715593 Pipette tips for extraction, sample collection and sample cleanup and methods for their use  
The present invention is a pipette tip device for extraction of liquid, semi-solid or solid solutions to be chemically analyzed and the methods for their use. The pipette tip extraction device...
8709786 Device and process for isolating and cultivating live cells on a filter or extracting their genetic material  
The process for isolating live cells on a filter or extracting their genetic material. The process comprises the steps of attaching, at least temporarily, a filter to a lower opening of a...
8709358 Cartridge for separating analyte from mixture, comprising dispensing and receiving chambers and insert  
Devices, systems, and methods for separating an analyte from a mixture, and devices, systems, and methods for measuring an amount of an analyte are disclosed. The devices, systems, and methods may...
8703058 Microfluidic devices and methods including porous polymer monoliths  
Microfluidic devices and methods including porous polymer monoliths are described. Polymerization techniques may be used to generate porous polymer monoliths having pores defined by a liquid...
8685747 Porous materials for biological sample collection  
Methods, apparatuses, and systems for collecting samples using hybrid porous materials that include an organic material and an inorganic material. A method for sample collection includes...
8679847 Analyte-testing device  
A device adapted to determine an analyte concentration of a fluid sample using a test sensor. The device comprises a display adapted to display information to a user. The device further comprises...
8679424 Biotip  
A biotip according to an embodiment of the invention moves a reaction mixture along a longitudinal direction under the force of gravity. The biotip includes a chamber formed of a transparent...
8679857 Method and device for sample preparation  
The invention provides pipette tip extraction columns for the purification of a DNA vector from un-clarified cell lysate containing cell debris as well as methods for making and using such...
8679262 Continual flow pin washer  
A multi-chambered deposition pin wash station is provided. The wash station includes a lower chamber and an upper drain basin connected by a plurality of wash tubes. Cleaning fluid is provided to...
8669096 System and method for isolation of samples  
Systems and methods for isolating samples are provided. The system comprises a first membrane and a second membrane disposed within an enclosure. First and second reservoirs can also be disposed...
8668873 Method and apparatus for extraction, detection, and characterization of vapors from explosives, taggants in explosives, controlled substances, and biohazards  
An improved method of extraction, detection, and characterization of a vapor from an explosive, a taggant in an explosive, a controlled substance, a biohazard, and mixtures thereof uses a new and...
8663580 Dried biological fluid spot punch device and related methods  
A dried biological fluid spot punch device includes a tube, a frit, and a filter disposed on the frit. The tube includes a main section and a distal section adjoining the main section. The main...
8663581 Pre-concentrator and method of using the same  
A chemical pre-concentrator is provided having a support structure, an airflow conduit, and a layer of a reactive chemical compound on a surface of the support structure is used for collecting and...