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9033897 Method for determining the molecular composition of a target tissue or another body structure, and its diagnostic applications  
The present invention relates to a sampling instrument adapted for taking a sample in situ and in vivo or taking a sample ex vivo of a target tissue or body structure, in a maximum quantity of...
8998824 Biological sample collection device  
Biological samples, such as saliva, are commonly collected on a swab and subsequently transferred to an absorbent storage medium. Embodiments of the present invention provide a biological sample...
8992438 Colorectal cell sampling device  
A device for collection of exfoliated cells from the rectal mucosa comprises a hollow, cylindrical body having an inflatable and invertible flexible membrane attached to one end thereof. Applying...
8961429 Device for collection and preservation of tissue or stool samples  
An arrangement for collecting a tissue or stool sample has a sample vial and a source of preservative fluid. A fluid valve controls a flow of the preservative fluid from the source of preservative...
8961896 Cytological cell sample collection, storage, and transport device  
A cytological cell sample collection, storage, and transport device is disclosed. The device comprises a sheath, a collection assembly, a base, and a containment vial. The collection assembly is...
8920339 Liquid sampling, storage, transfer and delivery device  
The present invention provides a liquid sampling, storage, transfer and delivery device comprising housing containing a porous nib. The porous nib in the device contacts the sample, collects the...
8852122 Liquid sampling, storage, transfer and delivery device  
The present invention provides a liquid sampling, storage, transfer and delivery device comprising housing containing a porous nib. The porous nib in the device contacts the sample, collects the...
8827923 Biological sampling device  
A sampling device adapted for transcervical sampling of biological materials from a pregnant patient comprising: an elongate insertion tube (4) having a first end (5) adapted for insertion through...
8740812 Low pressure sample collection apparatus  
A low pressure sample collection apparatus includes a double-ended cap member having similarly sized plug members extending from opposite sides, a vacuum connection nipple on one side and a shaft...
8734364 Device and method for obtaining a biological sample  
Embodiments relate generally to a sampling device adapted for sampling of biological materials from a subject and methods of use or manufacture of such devices, as well as diagnostic methods...
8696595 Unitized system for collection, drying transport and analysis  
A unitized apparatus for collection and/or drying and/or transport and/or analysis of a specimen is provided having a desiccant chamber that permits variable quantities of desiccant to be loaded...
8690792 Direct assay of cholesterol in skin removed by tape stripping  
Skin cholesterol is measured by applying an adhesive tape onto a selected area of the skin to adhere the tape to the selected skin area and stripping the tape off the selected skin area to obtain...
8652067 Frictional trans-epithelial tissue disruption and collection apparatus and method of inducing and/or augmenting an immune response  
The invention relates to trans-epithelial frictionally abrasive tissue sampling devices for performing biopsies and methods of inducing an immune response against a pathogen, wherein epithelial...
8641642 Biological sample collection system  
A biological sample collection system is described comprising a biological sample collecting wand and a buffer container with a buffer solution. The biological sample collecting wand includes a...
8622927 Mechanical tissue sample holder indexing device  
A biopsy device comprises a probe assembly, a holster assembly, a tissue sample holder, and a manually operated rotation mechanism configured to rotate the tissue sample holder. The probe assembly...
8506898 Specimen gathering device and method of use  
A kit is provided for gathering biological specimens. The kit generally comprises a self-contained specimen gathering device including a protective housing and a preservation solution. Also...
8491498 Sample collection implement  
A sample collection implement S1 includes a container 1 having an accommodation portion 10 in which a liquid 5 for suspending or diluting a sample is accommodated, a sample collection stick 2...
8475394 Pet DNA specimen sampling for transport and long term storage  
A kit and method for collecting, storing and transporting genetic samples from an animal to a storage facility. The kit comprises at least a collection swab, a protective tube, a follicle sample...
8439847 Method and apparatus for simultaneously collecting exocervical and endocervical samples  
A combination exo-endocervical sampling device includes a shaft that includes a first end opposite a second end, and a combination exo-endocervical sampler configured to simultaneously collect...
8323211 Sexually transmitted infection sampling device  
A sexually transmitted infection (STI) sampling device includes an elongated shaft that defines a first end separated from a second end, and an absorbent sampler coupled to one of the first and...
8273312 Liquid testing assembly  
A liquid testing assembly for testing a liquid, the assembly comprising a test vessel and a stopper adapted to fit into a free end of the vessel. The stopper substantially hermetically seals the...
8251918 Method and apparatus for simultaneously collecting exocervical and endocervical samples  
A method of simultaneously collecting exocervical and endocervical cells from a female patient, includes providing a combination exo-endocervical sampling device including a sampler having a pair...
8241236 Apparatus for cleaning a nasal cavity  
A nasal cleaning apparatus is described that includes a grip portion and a cleaning portion. The grip portion may include a handle and one or more gripping members attached to the handle. Such...
7993871 Sampling method and device  
Disclosed herein is test device and method for detection of sample analytes in which after sampling has occurred a closure is provided. Such a test device and method can be usefully employed to...
7906317 Apparatus for thin-layer cell smear preparation and in-situ hybridization  
The present invention discloses an apparatus for thin-layer cell smear preparation and in-situ hybridization, comprising at least one positioning device and a sealing device. The positioning...
7781218 Identification of humans through characteristic compounds detected in human scent  
The present invention is directed to methods of identifying and/or comparing humans. More particularly, the present invention is directed to methods of collecting human scent compounds from a...
7767448 PAP smear sampling device and system  
A PAP smear sampling device includes a PAP smear brush having a base with peripheral bristles and a central brush for sampling both cervical and endo cervical areas. A break away handle is...
7762961 Pressure generating unit  
The invention relates to pressure generating units, in particular to pressure generating unit arranged in the hand piece of a vacuum biopsy device in the form of a sirynge (2). In said units, air...
7749173 Apparatus for simultaneously collecting exocervical and endocervical samples  
A combination exo-endocervical sampling device includes a pair of opposing wings disposed transverse to a shaft, and a brush that extends from the wings along a central axis of the shaft. In this...
7666148 Vaginal moisture screening enhancement  
Apparatus for quick screening for vaginal moisture pH level and for amine associated with such moisture, comprising a manipulable element including a probe insertable into the vagina; a pH...
7652190 Integrated wound dressing system  
An integrated wound dressing system and method including a bandage and a self-contained receptacle that stores treatment material for the care and treatment of wounds. The treatment material is...
7517691 Device for and method of testing occult blood in feces  
The presence of occult blood in feces is detected using device including a liquid tight packet containing a sheet of absorbent material impregnated with a liquid solution that reacts with feces to...
7476201 Digital type color comparisons in vaginal moisture pH determination  
Apparatus for quick screening for vaginal moisture pH level as related to a pre-selected pH level, comprising a manipulable element including a probe insertible into the vagina, at least one pH...
7458941 Multi-purpose vaginal moisture screening  
The method of quickly screening for vaginal moisture conditions, that includes providing a manually manipulable element including a probe insertible into the vagina; providing one or more pH...
7452714 Device and method for storage and transportation of forensic and/or biological material  
A device for storage and transportation of forensic and/or biological material, comprising a sealable container and a material holder for holding the material, which holder can be placed in the...
7414535 Attack deterrent and attacker identification system  
A system for deterring an attack and adding with identification and apprehension of an attacker is disclosed. A vessel containing materials capable of leaving stain, odor, or other markings on the...
7344506 Cell collection device  
This invention relates generally to medical devices, and more particularly, an apparatus and method for collecting cells or tissue samples from the cervix of a patient for medical testing.
7311671 Device for sample collection and storage  
The present application describes a device for collecting biological samples comprising at least one collection protrusion comprising at least one tip; and at least one pad for contacting the tip.
7303532 Trace evidence collection method and apparatus  
A method for collecting air-transportable evidence samples from objects and clothing: (a) utilizes a collection tube having open upstream and downstream ends, and at a point between these ends a...
7232681 Personal cell sampling kit  
A kit for obtaining and shipping personal cell samples is provided. The kit contains such items as a transport tube, and collection swabs for obtaining a cell sample. The tube has a media plug...
7144377 Personal cervical cell collector  
A personal cervical cell collector that will allow a female patient to collect cervical cells in the privacy of her home, having a proximal end and a distal end that has a position unit formed...
7022289 Chemical and biological sampling device and kit and method of use thereof  
A self-contained, leak-proof sampling device and kit employing said device for collecting chemical and biological samples from various surfaces. The invention provides a sampling device and kit...
6926678 Sample collection and delivery device  
A specimen collecting device is disclosed. The device has an elongated foam member that is circumscribed by a hollow tubular member along a portion of its longitudinal axis. The hollow tubular...
6749575 Method for transdermal nucleic acid sampling  
A minimally invasive transdermal nucleic acid sampling method comprises piercing through the outermost layer of the skin and into the underlying epidermis with a plurality of microprojections....
6740049 Self-sampling brush and method for use  
A device is provided for self-sampling a body cavity, in particular the cervix, and a method is provided to use the device to obtain samples from the cervix for testing for the presence of human...
6623440 Topical anesthetic applicator and method of use  
The present invention relates to a novel applicator for topical anesthetics and a method using said novel applicator which provides for pain-free injections in mucosa by the application of a...
6489172 Saliva sampling device  
A saliva sampling device includes an expresser cup, an absorbent foam swab capable of absorbing a fluid specimen, and a flexible tether affixed to the foam swab. The foam swab is used to collect a...
6475165 Cervical specimen self-sampling device  
A human female cervical specimen gathering device is disclosed which can be self administered by women. This device is an improvement over conventional cervical tissue sampling, which requires a...
6475164 Physician's collector  
Cervical cells can be sampled in such a way as to retain the spatial relationships that existed between the cells prior to sampling. The cells can be collected by using a cervical cell collector...
6464939 Saliva testing and confirmation device  
A saliva testing and confirmation device generally includes an expresser cup adapted to receive and compress a foam collection swab capable of absorbing a fluid specimen such as saliva. The device...
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