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9040303 Apparatus for measuring volume of a fluid  
An apparatus for measuring a volume of fluid includes at least one emitter configured to project a signal toward a predetermined position of a sample container, at least one receiver configured to...
9034278 Sample preparation for spectroscopy analysis  
A sample is cleaned up for spectroscopic analysis by receiving a slide substrate having the sample thereon, fixing the sample to a substrate surface of the slide substrate by applying heat to the...
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...
9028778 Accelerated Wright-Giemsa and May-Grünwald staining methods  
The present disclosure provides methods for carrying out Romanowsky-type stains, specifically Wright-Giemsa and May-Grünwald stains, quickly and efficiently. The methods greatly reduce the overall...
9029158 Microfluidic device  
Described herein are particular embodiments relating to a microfluidic device that may be utilized for cell sensing, counting, and/or sorting. Particular aspects relate to a microfabricated device...
9023657 Method for operating an analytical apparatus  
A method for operating an analytical apparatus for determining concentration of an analyte, especially an oxidizable substance, in a sample liquid, comprises the steps of: placing the analytical...
9011773 Automated smear making apparatus  
An automated smear making apparatus used to prepare and smear samples on glass slides. In one embodiment, there is provided a smearing subsystem that generally includes a smear cartridge having:...
9011770 Device for detecting analytes in fluid samples  
The present invention provides a device for detecting the presence of an analyte in a liquid sample. The device has an opening for introducing the liquid sample into a first chamber for collecting...
9011798 Switches for microfluidic systems  
A microfluidic system including a substrate in sheet form, at least one hydrophilic microfluidic channel supported on a surface of the substrate, and at least one functional component formed as...
9011796 Device for analysing a chemical or biological sample  
A device for analysing a clinical sample comprises at least one depot chamber for receiving one or more reagents and at least one process chamber, whereas the process chamber is integrated in a...
9012236 Universal sample preparation system and use in an integrated analysis system  
The invention provides a system that can process a raw biological sample, perform a biochemical reaction and provide an analysis readout. For example, the system can extract DNA from a swab,...
9011795 Valve unit, microfluidic device with the valve unit, and microfluidic substrate  
Provided are a valve unit and a microfluidic device including the valve unit. The valve unit includes: a valve substance container containing a valve substance, the valve substance including a...
9005525 Transportable, self-contained assay facility and method of using same to procure and assay precious metals  
A transportable, self-contained assay facility built in a modified standard shipping container that is completely equipped to melt and assay precious metals, particularly gold and silver. An...
9005545 Method for detecting biomolecules electrically and biochip therefor  
The present invention relates to a method for detecting the presence and/or the reaction of a biomolecule by monitoring changes of electrical property accurately according to the biological,...
9005980 Traceability for automated staining system  
A method including automatically displaying information obtained from a first identifier associated with a slide and a second identifier associated with a reagent cartridge. The method further...
8999726 Microfluidic interface for highly parallel addressing of sensing arrays  
Disclosed is a spotter device and methods for the formation of microassays, biochips, biosensors, and cell cultures. The spotter may be used to deposit highly concentrated spots of protein or...
8999266 Method and apparatus for delivery of submicroliter volumes onto a substrate  
A slotted pin tool, a delivery system containing the pin tool, a substrate for use in the system and methods using the pin tool and system are provided. The slotted pin tool contains a plurality...
8999269 Device for stretching sample sections  
The present invention relates to a glass plate (2) for use in a device (1) for stretching sample sections having a sectioning knife, the glass plate (2) being arranged at the back (3) of the...
8999264 Hydrophilic coating for nonporous surfaces and microfluidic devices including same  
A coating formula and method for surface coating non-porous surfaces. Microfluidic devices including said coating achieve desired properties including increased hydrophilicity, improved adhesion,...
8992858 Microfluidic devices and methods of use  
A microfluidic device comprises pumps, valves, and fluid oscillation dampers. In a device employed for sorting, an entity is flowed by the pump along a flow channel through a detection region to a...
8992859 Microfluidic device and microtube thereof  
A micromachined tube (microtube) suitable for microfluidic devices. The microtube is formed by isotropically etching a surface of a first substrate to define therein a channel having an arcuate...
8986612 HIFU induced cavitation with reduced power threshold  
An apparatus for irradiating a liquid sample with acoustic energy to generate cavitation in the liquid sample. The apparatus includes a source for emitting high intensity ultrasound waves and is...
8979358 Mixing device for liquid chromatography  
A mixing device for liquid chromatography for the radial mixing of at least two fluids comprises a tubular mixing line, and a helical flow-guiding element arranged in the mixing line. One or more...
8980644 Control of operation conditions within fluidic systems  
The invention provides methods of controlling environmental conditions within a fluidic system, where such environmental conditions can affect the operation of the system in its desired function,...
8969098 Methods and systems providing reagent mixing  
Disclosed are methods and systems adapted to provide mixing of a liquid reagent in an automated clinical analyzer. The methods include aspirating an air separator (e.g., an air slug) into the...
8969086 Enhanced scheduling sample processing system and methods of biological slide processing  
A sample processing system 101 that may be automated and methods are disclosed where sample(s) 198 are arranged on a carrier element 197 and a process operation control system 171 automatically...
8961905 Micro-fluidic test apparatus and method  
An apparatus, system, and method for determining the osmolarity of a fluid. The apparatus includes at least one micro-fluidic circuit and at least one electrical circuit disposed in communication...
8961901 Microfluidic system and coating method therefor  
A microfluidic system having a microchannel for the capillary transport of a liquid, in particular a body fluid for analytical purposes. The microchannel is provided with a surface coating...
8961903 Microfluidic device and method for fluid clotting time determination  
A microfluidic passive device and a method for determining clotting time are described, of a fluid medium such as blood, of low production cost which can therefore be disposable. When optimised to...
8951805 System for managing inventory of bulk liquids  
A system for managing bulk liquids for an automated clinical analyzer. The system comprises (a) at least one local reservoir for storing a bulk liquid for impending use, (b) at least one container...
8951023 Pump system  
Pumping systems and methods for delivering a plurality of different pumpable materials serially at a location at substantially the same flow rate includes a plurality of diaphragm pumps, wherein...
8945482 System, method and device for tissue-based diagnosis  
The current invention provides devices, methods and systems involving application of energy and/or a liquefaction promoting medium to a tissue of interest to generate a liquefied sample comprising...
8940232 Automated micro-volume assay system  
An automated assay system is described with stations for placement of materials to be used in an assay of materials inside capillaries and an automated gripper for manipulating capillaries. The...
8940250 Method of conveying liquids  
The present invention relates to a method of continuously conveying a liquid which is used as starting material in a chemical reaction by means of a displacement pump having physically separate...
8940231 Measuring equipment and measuring method using cartridge container, and program recording medium  
In the measuring equipment, a nozzle driving unit 10 equipped with a bar code reader decides whether the cartridge container being set is a special-purpose container, in which a predetermined...
8936765 Automatic analyzer  
An automatic analyzer having a reaction vessel in which an analyte is caused to react with a reagent; a probe for suctioning the reacted analyte from the reaction vessel; an analyzer unit for...
8936762 High throughput multichannel reader and uses thereof  
The present invention relates generally to the field of high content screening of particles, e.g., cells in a flow cytometric system. In particular, the present invention relates to devices,...
8936755 Bodily fluid composition analyzer with disposable cassette  
Disclosed is an apparatus for analyzing the composition of bodily fluid. The apparatus can include a fluid handling network including a patient end configured to maintain fluid communication with...
8936945 Compositions and methods for liquid metering in microchannels  
The movement and mixing of microdroplets through microchannels is described employing microscale devices, comprising microdroplet transport channels, reaction regions, electrophoresis modules, and...
8936753 Blood coagulation analyzer, blood coagulation analysis method, and computer program product  
A blood coagulation analyzer includes a detector and a controller. The detector includes a light source for emitting light to a prepared measurement sample and a light-receiving section for...
8932539 Saliva sample collection systems  
Saliva sample collection systems are configured with special attention to ease-of-use for the unskilled user and safe transport and delivery by a conventional delivery services such as Federal...
8926902 Aliquoting apparatus for biological material containers  
An automatic apparatus is described, which is suitable for the withdrawal of portions of biological material from a parent test tube (1), mobile in a conveyor (6) of a test tube transport plant by...
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...
8921121 Methods, devices, and systems for chemiluminescence-based microfluidic cell counting  
A chemiluminescence-based detection system and method for counting blood cells by capturing and isolating target blood cells flowing through a microfluidic chip and detecting light emitted by the...
8920752 Systems and methods for high speed array printing and hybridization  
Novel and improved systems and methods for high speed arraying, hybridization, quantitative development and/or assaying are provided. Some embodiments provide a web based arraying format. Some...
8921118 Paper-based microfluidic systems  
Paper-based microfluidic systems and methods of making the same are described.
8916112 Liquid distribution and metering  
Devices for handling liquid, for example microfluidic devices, are described, which are rotatable about an axis of rotation to drive liquid flow within the device. The 5 devices provide one or...
8916389 Sensor element for SPR measurement  
An object of the present invention is to provide an element for SPR measurement without the need of a mechanical solution-sending mechanism. The scope of the present invention is defined by a...
8916384 Pipelining assembly for a blood analyzing instrument  
A pipelining assembly for use in a blood analyzing instrument, methods for performing parallel pipelining functions, and methods for processing a plurality of prepared blood samples through a...
8916113 Chemical analyzer  
An automatic chemical analyzer in which a reaction solution is stirred by air ejected from an air ejection hole placed above a reaction container. The reaction region can be washed and cleaned...