Global Patent Index - EP 0654972 B8

EP 0654972 B8 2002-09-18 - METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR OBTAINING CYTOLOGY MONOLAYERS

Title (en)

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR OBTAINING CYTOLOGY MONOLAYERS

Title (de)

VERFAHREN UND VORRICHTUNG ZUR GEWINNUNG EINLAGIGER ZELLKULTUREN

Title (fr)

PROCEDE ET APPAREIL PERMETTANT D'OBTENIR DES MONOCOUCHES CYTOLOGIQUES

Publication

EP 0654972 B8 (EN)

Application

EP 93918266 A

Priority

  • US 9306810 W
  • US 92066292 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9403103A1] The present invention is directed toward a cytology collection apparatus (10) and a method for preparing a uniform monolayer of cells. The apparatus allows the rapid preparation from body fluids of a cytology monolayer with very few overlapping cells and with fewer contaminants than prior devices. The apparatus is in the form of an openable cell collection container (10) which houses a filter (46) for collection of cells when body fluid passes therethrough.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

A61B 5/00; A61B 10/00

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G01N 33/48 (2006.01); A61B 5/00 (2006.01); A61B 10/00 (2006.01); B01L 3/00 (2006.01); B01L 3/14 (2006.01); C12M 1/26 (2006.01); C12M 1/28 (2006.01); C12Q 1/24 (2006.01); G01N 1/10 (2006.01); G01N 1/28 (2006.01); G01N 33/483 (2006.01); G01N 33/487 (2006.01); G01N 33/543 (2006.01); G01N 1/40 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

C12M 29/00 (2013.01); A61B 10/0045 (2013.01); A61B 10/007 (2013.01); B01L 3/502 (2013.01); B01L 3/5082 (2013.01); C12M 23/04 (2013.01); C12M 33/14 (2013.01); C12Q 1/24 (2013.01); G01N 1/2813 (2013.01); G01N 1/4077 (2013.01); G01N 33/54366 (2013.01); A61B 10/0051 (2013.01); A61B 2010/0077 (2013.01); G01N 2001/4027 (2013.01)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

BE DE FR GB IT NL SE

EPO simple patent family

WO 9403103 A1 19940217; AU 4777693 A 19940303; BR 9306818 A 19981208; CH 686324 A5 19960229; DE 69331878 D1 20020606; DE 69331878 T2 20021212; EP 0654972 A1 19950531; EP 0654972 A4 19960529; EP 0654972 B1 20020502; EP 0654972 B8 20020918; JP 3479300 B2 20031215; JP H08508395 A 19960910; US 5301685 A 19940412; US 5471994 A 19951205

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