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US20130040382 Envelope and Procurement Stand For Placental Transport and Stem Cell Collection  
A device for the transport of a placenta and a stand for the collection of stem cells from the placenta. The placental transport device comprising a cylindrical top portion and a cylindrical...
US20130244321 Automated Seed Sampler and Methods of Sampling, Testing and Bulking Seeds  
An automated system for sampling seeds generally includes an automated sampling station having a seed feeder and a seed sampler. The seed feeder is configured to deliver seeds to the seed sampler,...
US20120021411 AUTOMATED HIGH-THROUGHPUT SEED SAMPLER AND METHODS OF SAMPLING, TESTING AND BULKING SEEDS  
A seed sampling system includes a seed transport configured to hold multiple individual seeds together as a group and transport the multiple individual seeds together as the group, and to allow...
US20130224837 INOCULATION TOOL AND METHOD OF USE THEREOF  
The present invention describes disposable inoculation tools designed to fit into an appropriately sized test tube with the lid closed. A method that reduces the overall number of steps required...
US20120288917 ALGAE GROWTH SYSTEM  
The invention includes a bioreactor system for growing a photosynthetic culture in an aqueous liquid and harvesting the photosynthetic culture. The present invention further relates to a method...
US20120329148 BLOOD CORPUSCLE SEPARATION CHIP  
A corpuscle separation chip is presented, which is capable of separating plasma from blood using capillary forces without causing leakage of the blood in undesired directions. The corpuscle...
US20130331298 ANALYZER AND DISPOSABLE CARTRIDGE FOR MOLECULAR IN VITRO DIAGNOSTICS  
An in vitro diagnostics analyzer and assay cartridge for carrying out biochemical assays is disclosed. The analyzer includes a tilted clamp assembly for holding an assay cartridge, upper and lower...
US20140205628 HIGH MOLECULAR WEIGHT POLYSACCHARIDE THAT BINDS AND INHIBITS VIRUS  
This invention provides a high molecular weight polysaccharide capable of binding to and inhibiting virus and related pharmaceutical formulations and methods of inhibiting viral infectivity and/or...
US20110081716 AUTOMATED SEED SAMPLER AND METHODS OF SAMPLING, TESTING AND BULKING SEEDS  
A seed sampler system generally includes an automated sampling station configured to orient a seed and remove a tissue sample from the oriented seed. The seed sampler system may include a support...
US20110117570 METHODOLOGIES, PROCESSES AND AUTOMATED DEVICES FOR THE ORIENTATION, SAMPLING AND COLLECTION OF SEED TISSUES FROM INDIVIDUAL SEED  
Apparatus, methods, and systems for high throughput, useful sampling of seed, wherein viability is optionally maintained, are disclosed. Seed from one generation in a plant advancement experiment...
US20150177122 CELL SORTING SYSTEM USING ELECTROMAGNETIC SOLENOID  
A MEMS-based cell sorting system is disclosed, which uses a novel combination of features to accomplish the cell sorting in the microfabricated channels housed in a disposable cartridge. The...
US20120288854 AUTOMATED HIGH-THROUGHPUT SEED SAMPLER AND METHODS OF SAMPLING, TESTING AND BULKING SEEDS  
An automated system for sampling seeds includes a seed loading station for separating individual seeds from a plurality of seeds held in a seed hopper, an imaging station configured to receive the...
US20120301867 RECOVERING NUCLEATED RED BLOOD CELLS AND METHOD FOR CONCENTRATING AND RECOVERING NUCLEATED RED BLOOD CELLS  
Provided is a chip or the like having a particulate concentrating mechanism such as a mechanism that can selectively concentrate nucleated red blood cells contained in maternal blood and derived...
US20140099656 RAPID DETECTION OF HISTAMINE IN FOOD AND BEVERAGES  
Described herein is a rapid, semi-quantitative sampling device which may rapidly detect histamine in food, beverage and feed samples. The device uses an enzyme (impregnated in a sampling pad) to...
US20140017720 DEVICE FOR THE COLLECTION, REFINEMENT, AND ADMINISTRATION OF GASTROINTESTINAL MICROFLORA  
Methods and systems for isolating gastrointestinal microflora from stool collected from a donor are provided. Stool is collected from a donor in a container as the donor is defecating. A solvent...
US20130295664 MICROBIAL AIR SAMPLER  
An air sampler device has a top plate and a bottom plate, and receives a Petri dish between the top plate and the bottom plate. The top plate includes 283 substantially small holes. The bottom...
US20110111485 SYSTEM AND PROCESS TO TREAT BIOMASS PILES WITH ENZYMES  
A method for processing biomass including: conveying biomass to a pile of biomass on a platform; maintaining the biomass in the pile in a wetted condition, such that the biomass has a pH level in...
US20130273533 MOLECULAR FLUX RATES THROUGH CRITICAL PATHWAYS MEASURED BY STABLE ISOTOPE LABELING IN VIVO, AS BIOMARKERS OF DRUG ACTION AND DISEASE ACTIVITY  
The methods described herein enable the evaluation of compounds on subjects to assess their therapeutic efficacy or toxic effects. The target of analysis is the underlying biochemical process or...
US20130045532 METHODS AND KITS FOR ISOLATING MICROORGANISMS FROM CULTURE  
The present invention is directed to methods and kits for separating, accumulating, characterizing and/or identifying microorganisms known to be present or that may be present in a test sample....
US20150151221 METHOD AND DEVICE FOR THE CONCENTRATION OF MULTIPLE MICROORGANISMS AND TOXINS FROM LARGE LIQUID TOXINS  
A method for the simultaneous concentration of multiple toxins from large volumes of water. The method includes the steps of providing a disposable separation centrifuge bowl, the centrifuge bowl...
US20140030803 DEVICE AND METHOD FOR CONCENTRATING AND DETECTING PATHOGENIC MICROBES FROM BLOOD PRODUCTS AND/OR THEIR DERIVATIVES  
The invention concerns a device and a method for concentrating pathogenic germs potentially present in blood products or derivatives and for detecting said germs comprising the following steps:...
US20110151556 METHODS FOR ISOLATING MONONUCLEAR CELLS THAT INCLUDE A SUBPOPULATION OF MESENCHYMAL PROGENITOR CELLS AND VASCULAR CELLS THAT INCLUDE A SUBPOPULATION OF ENDOTHELIAL PROGENITOR CELLS FROM UMBILICAL CORD TISSUE  
Provided herein are methods and kits for the isolation, processing and cryopreservation of mesenchymal cells from the Wharton's Jelly and vascular progenitor cells from umbilical cord tissue. Also...
US20140377866 MICROFLUIDIC TUMOR TISSUE DISSOCIATION DEVICE  
A tissue dissociation device includes an inlet coupled to a first stage having a single channel having an upstream end and a downstream end; a plurality of serially arranged intermediate stages,...
US20140120537 Collection and Concentration System for Biologic Substance of Interest and Use Thereof  
A system and method thereof for collecting and concentrating a biologic substance of interest is provided. The biologic of interest obtained from a biologic sample present at an initial low...
US20090155841 SMEAR SLIDE PREPARING APPARATUS AND SMEAR SLIDE PREPARING METHOD  
The present invention is to present a smear slide preparing apparatus capable of properly providing sample-related information on a predetermined area of a slide glass even when glass shards and...
US20150241401 METHODS, SYSTEMS AND DEVICES FOR BATCH SAMPLING  
Systems and methods for sampling within a conveyance system are provided herein, such systems and methods being particularly useful in batch sampling of food products for a targeted biological...
US20150111293 CANCER CELL-TRAPPING METAL FILTER, CANCER CELL-TRAPPING METAL FILTER SHEET, CANCER CELL-TRAPPING DEVICE, AND MANUFACTURING METHODS THEREFOR  
Provided are a cancer cell-trapping metal filter which has a high opening ratio, a cancer cell-trapping metal filter sheet, a cancer cell-trapping device using the cancer cell-trapping filter, and...
US20140336078 HIGH THROUGHPUT SENSITIZATION DETECTION DEVICES AND METHODS  
This invention discloses devices and methods for high throughput skin sensitization detection. The devices comprise a microfabricated chamber comprising a region having one or more input channels...
US20140329273 APPARATUS FOR COLLECTING DONATED STOOL  
Disclosed are an apparatus for the collection of donated stool, a collection chamber for depositing (or collecting), processing and harvesting stool from a donor and a process for the preparation...
US20090098646 Staining and Sticking System  
The staining and sticking system is composed of a staining device and a sticking device, which is provided separately from the staining device, is capable of lightening the staining and sticking...
US20150204766 CELL CAPTURE SYSTEM AND METHOD OF USE  
A cell capture system including an array, an inlet manifold, and an outlet manifold. The array includes a plurality of parallel pores, each pore including a chamber and a pore channel, an inlet...
US20120288890 MICROBIAL COUNTING CELL, MICROBE COUNTING DEVICE USING SAME, AND MICROBE COUNTING METHOD USING SAME  
A microorganism counting cell of the present invention includes bottomed cylindrical vessel that includes upper surface opening and cylindrical retaining body disposed vertically on a bottom...
US20140273066 AUTOMATED CELL COLLECTION AND SMEARING  
The present invention provides systems, devices, and methods for cell collection and/or cell smearing (e.g., on a slide). In particular, provided herein is an cell collection device, a translating...
US20120315702 CELL CULTURE PROCESSING DEVICES AND METHODS  
Embodiments are directed to devices and methods for processing, cultivating or otherwise manipulating cell cultures which may be disposed on a flat or substantially flat surface such as cell...
US20140154796 Sampling Device and Method for Collection and Preservation of Live Cells from Tissues and Cell Cultures  
A sampling apparatus for collection and preservation of live cells comprising a collection tube, a capillary tube extending distally and substantially axially from the collection tube, the...
US20150240292 NUCLEIC ACID AMPLIFICATION METHOD, NUCLEIC ACID EXTRACTION DEVICE, NUCLEIC ACID AMPLIFICATION REACTION CARTRIDGE, AND NUCLEIC ACID AMPLIFICATION REACTION KIT  
A nucleic acid amplification method includes: adsorbing a nucleic acid on fine particles by mixing an adsorbing liquid and the fine particles with a sample containing the nucleic acid; washing the...
US20130288360 CELL COLLECTING DEVICE  
A cell collecting device is configured to collect target cells from a fluid sample such as blood or physiological fluid. The cell collecting device includes a first filter having a plurality of...
US20090104692 Tissue Container for Molecular and Histology Diagnostics Incorporating a Breakable Membrane  
A container for storing a biological sample for molecular diagnostic testing and/or histological testing is provided. The container includes a first chamber for receiving a sample holder therein,...
US20140227777 CELL SORTING BY 3D FLOW AND ADHESIVE ROLLING  
The present disclosure, among other things, describes cell rolling by 3D flow and adhesive rolling. In some embodiments, a device described herein includes a flow channel dimensioned to permit...
US20150218548 METHOD AND DEVICE FOR PLANKTON SEPARATION  
Methods, devices and kits for the physical separation of plankton into its component parts utilizing phototactic behavior are described. The methods utilize positive phototactic behavior and...
US20140255976 CAPTURE, PURIFICATION, AND RELEASE OF BIOLOGICAL SUBSTANCES USING A SURFACE COATING  
This invention relates to a surface coating for capture circulating rare cells, comprising a nonfouling composition to prevent the binding of non-specific cells and adsorption of serum components;...
US20130309764 APPARATUS FOR REMOVAL OF SPECIFIC SEED TISSUE OR STRUCTURE FOR SEED ANALYSIS  
An apparatus for reducing resources for selecting seed to be produced in commercial quantities or for research is disclosed. Samples of seed which are candidates for selection are collected and...
US20060205066 One touch-type transport medium vessel  
The present invention relates to an one touch-type specimen transport culture medium vessel, including a rod assembly member including a pole type rod having a sterilized collection unit and a rod...
US20140370589 SUBJECT SELECTION DEVICE AND SUBJECT SELECTION METHOD  
A suction tip includes a tip opening, a tubular passage provided with a first selector configured to permit the passage of non-selection subjects included in a collection of subjects sucked...
US20150253223 MEMS-BASED SINGLE PARTICLE SEPARATION SYSTEM  
A particle separation system uses a MEMS-based, microfabricated particle manipulation device which has an inlet channel, output channels, and a movable member formed on a substrate to sort one or...
US20140329308 PLATFORM FOR IMMOBILIZATION AND OBSERVATION OF SUBCELLULAR PROCESSES  
A method of immobilizing matter for imaging that includes providing an array of nanofibers and directing matter to the array of the nanofibers. The matter is immobilized when contacting at least...
US20150024495 DEVICE AND METHOD FOR ENGINEERING LIVING TISSUES  
A device for assembling aggregations of adherent cells includes a gripper moveable within an assembly vessel that fixes aggregations of adherent cells at a membrane of the gripper and, by movement...
US20090029445 ALGAE GROWTH SYSTEM FOR OIL PRODUCTION  
A biological growth reactor vessel for the cultivation of micro-algae, diatoms or other unicellular organisms, especially for oil production, is described which incorporates a dispensing rod to...
US20150031035 METHOD AND DEVICE FOR COLLECTION AND AMPLIFICATION OF CIRCULATING NUCLEIC ACIDS  
Provided herein are methods for the collection and amplification of circulating nucleic acids from a non-cellular fraction of a biological sample. Circulating nucleic acids are extracted from the...
US20080248563 Specimen container for the micro manipulation and biopsy in in-vitro fertilization  
A container or dish is useful for the micro manipulation, micro injection, biopsy and fertilization in oocyte and embryo manipulation and culturing. The dish allows the user to more readily...