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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.
8969075 Method and apparatus for preparing cells for microtome sectioning and archiving nucleic acids and proteins  
A method and apparatus for embedding cells that utilizes a flow-through embedding technique maximizes the efficiency of extractions and decreases time for embedding the cell fragments, minimizes...
8968679 Receiver plate with multiple cross-sections  
A multi-well assembly including a filter plate and receiver plate. Each plate includes a plurality of wells, which, when the filter plate is placed in nesting relationship with the receiver plate,...
8968681 Filtered assay device and method  
A method and device is provided for collecting filterable material to perform assays on a filtration apparatus by applying negative-pressure to the inlet chamber of the filtration apparatus which...
8968682 Aspiration-free well plate apparatus and methods  
A well plate includes a including a top portion, a bottom portion and a membrane disposed between the top portion and the bottom portion. The top portion defines a sample well in fluid...
8962343 Method and device for parallel analysis of bio molecules  
The invention relates to a process and a device for parallel fractionating a multiplicity of individual samples (29) within a 3-dimensional separation medium (6), with the subsequent process steps...
8951484 Circulating tumor cell capturing techniques and devices  
Candidate cells, such as circulating tumor cells (CTCs), present with blood are captured using a multiple stage device, having successive stages configured to deviate candidate cells out of the...
8951788 Filtration unit and method for the microbiological analysis of liquid samples  
The invention relates to a filtration unit, comprising a membrane filter that can be disposed on a filter support of a bottom part and an attachment that can be placed on the bottom part, wherein...
8932864 Method of identifying glycated protein in sample and device for the glycated protein  
Provided is a method and device for identifying glycated protein in a sample using a matrix including a boronic acid moiety that binds glycated proteins.
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...
8916045 Installation for treating a biological liquid  
The invention concerns an installation for treating biological liquid comprising a platform provided with an edge running front-to-back, a pump (105), a filtration assembly (111, 150), a...
8911687 Miniature sieve apparatus and manufacturing method thereof  
A miniature sieve apparatus is described and includes a first sieve, a separator and a second sieve from top to bottom. The first and second sieves are formed with at least one first mesh and a...
8911686 Separation device  
A separation device for preparing biological samples for cytological, cytohistological and histological analysis includes a series of communicating chambers, means for moving a fluid through the...
8906674 Sample preparation apparatus and cell analyzer  
A sample preparation apparatus comprising: a storage chamber that can store therein a liquid sample including an analysis target to be analyzed; a concentrated sample storage chamber that is...
8894849 Upward flow constructed wetland for treatment of water contaminated with chlorinated aliphatics  
An improved upward flow constructed wetland cell for treatment of water contaminated with chlorinated aliphatics is disclosed. The improvements include adding ammonia-oxidizing microorganisms to...
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...
8865074 Sample analysis cartridge and sample analysis cartridge reader  
A sample analysis cartridge and a sample cartridge reader are provided. In measuring a particular component included in a sample flowing in a microfluidic channel, a numerical value of hematocrit...
RE45194 Penetrable cap  
A cap having a core structure dimensioned to receive a pipette therethrough. The cap includes two axially aligned frangible seals that are affixed to the core structure in a spaced-apart...
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...
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...
8821815 Cell isolation instrument  
A cell isolation instrument includes: a first container which has an opening in an upper portion; a filtration member which defines at least a part of a lower portion of the first container; an...
8808645 Molecular filters  
Molecular filters are disclosed herein. An example of the molecular filter includes a rolled substrate having an interior surface and opposed ends that are substantially orthogonal to the interior...
8808552 Stackable filter cup apparatus and method  
An apparatus and method to perform multiple filtration steps with a modular filtration apparatus and single cycle. A stackable modular filter cup has features to allow stacked cups to be separated...
8765456 Microstructure for particle and cell separation, identification, sorting, and manipulation  
The invention relates to microscale cell separating apparatus which are able to separate cells on the basis of size of the cells, interaction of the cells with surfaces of the apparatus, or both....
8765058 Exchangeable consumable with integrated air filter  
The invention concerns an analyzer, typically for analyzing body fluids, which has one or several exchangeable cassettes (consumables) that contain operating liquids, operating materials and/or...
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...
8753588 Support and stand-off ribs for underdrain for multi-well device  
Underdrain design for a multiwell device that when fixed to the device (either as an integral or removable component thereof), allows for adequate venting during filtration, minimizes or prevents...
8747669 Method and apparatus for the filtration of biological samples  
A separation module and method are disclosed for processing a liquid sample and providing high conversion by operating a single-pass tangential-flow process without a recirculation loop. In one...
8741136 Device and method for treating or cleaning sample material, in particular nucleic acids  
The invention relates to a device and a method for cleaning sample material, in particular nucleic acids. The cleaning process takes place by means of centrifugal microfluidics and the invention...
8728329 Method for filtering fluid using a filter vial  
A method filters particles from small volumes of fluid in a tubular vial having an open top and closed bottom with a tubular plunger sliding in the vial to force fluid through a filter at the end...
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...
8717674 Custom filtration slide and filtration apparatus and method  
An filter, apparatus and method for preparing microscope slides is presented. After filtration of the specimen is performed, the filter containing the filtrand is configured to be microscopically...
8697009 Microfluidic devices for fluid manipulation and analysis  
The present invention relates to microfluidic devices and methods for manipulating and analyzing fluid samples. The disclosed microfluidic devices utilize a plurality of microfluidic channels,...
8696778 Self-contained breathing closure and container  
A self-contained breathing closure for flasks and other containers that require gas exchange. An illustrative embodiment of the closure is comprised of a splashguard, an adaptor for attaching the...
8685347 Penetrable cap  
A cap having a core structure dimensioned to receive a pipette therethrough. The cap includes two axially aligned frangible seals that are affixed to the core structure in a spaced-apart...
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...
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...
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...
8658042 Microplate carrier having magnets  
Relates to a microplate carrier (1) for a microplate (2), in whose wells (3) magnetic particles (5), which are suspended in a liquid (4), with or without samples adhering thereto are located, the...
8633032 Nucleic acid extraction kit, nucleic acid extraction method, and nucleic acid extraction apparatus  
A nucleic acid extraction kit, which enables the nucleic acid extraction operation to be accomplished safely without causing contamination, and in which the complex preparation of reagents and the...
8632740 Device and methods for collection of biological fluid sample and treatment of selected components  
A collection device and a method for collecting a biological sample, particularly whole blood, includes a separating member to separate the whole blood into its components, and at least reagent...
8623296 Microfluidic size-exclusion devices, systems, and methods  
Microfluidic devices, assemblies, and systems are provided, as are methods of manipulating micro-sized samples of fluids. Microfluidic devices having a plurality of specialized processing features...
8623659 Sickle confirm modified hemoglobin solubility test  
The present invention provides a method for determining sickle-cell zygosity in a subject. The method involves forming a first solution which includes a sample from the subject, a phosphate...
8617904 Sperm cell processing methods  
A method of processing animal sperm cells that includes: collecting sperm cells from a male animal; sorting the sperm cells to obtain a quantity of sperm cells having a desired characteristic, the...
8603395 Self-propelled sensor apparatus for in situ analysis of enviromental parameters  
A self-propelled apparatus for analyzing a component contained in a fluid medium. The self-propelled apparatus uses kinetic energy of the apparatus to drive a fluid under analysis through the...
8597596 Liquid handling plunger for a biological sample in a tube  
A plunger for mixing a biological sample with a reagent in a tube is moved up and down reciprocally to agitate the biological sample and the reagent for subsequent extraction of the material from...
8597878 Device and procedure for automated isolation and purification of nucleic acids from complex starting materials of the users choice  
A reaction unit containing a bottom part and a top part for pipetting a liquid, wherein the bottom part contains a reaction cavity with a permeable filter grid insert and the top part contains a...
8557183 Self-propelled sensor apparatus for in situ analysis of enviromental parameters  
A submersible, self-propelled apparatus for analyzing a component contained in a liquid medium. The submersible, self-propelled apparatus uses kinetic energy of the apparatus to drive a liquid...
8551425 Method for cancer detection, diagnosis and prognosis  
The present invention provides a method for diagnosing cancer, predicting a disease outcome or response to therapy in a patient sample. The method involves isolating a circulating tumor cell...