Global Patent Index - EP 1060396 A1

EP 1060396 A1 2000-12-20 - METHOD AND DEVICE FOR CONDUCTING A LARGE NUMBER OF IDENTICAL BIOLOGICAL/CHEMICAL TESTS ON THE MICROSCALE

Title (en)

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR CONDUCTING A LARGE NUMBER OF IDENTICAL BIOLOGICAL/CHEMICAL TESTS ON THE MICROSCALE

Title (de)

VERFAHREN UND VORRICHTUNG ZUR DURCHFÜHRUNG VON GROSSEN ZAHLEN VON GLEICHEN BIOLOGISCH/CHEMISCHEN TESTS IN EINEM MIKROMASSSTAB

Title (fr)

PROCEDE ET DISPOSITIF POUR REALISER UN GRAND NOMBRE D'ESSAIS BIOLOGIQUES/CHIMIQUES IDENTIQUES A UNE PETITE ECHELLE

Publication

EP 1060396 A1 (DE)

Application

EP 99900048 A

Priority

  • CH 9900015 W
  • CH 10498 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9936787A1] In order to conduct a large number of identical chemical/biological tests on a microscale using a large number of substances from substance libraries, said substances are inserted in the cavities of test plates and tested in the cavities, whereby the plates are treated in different treatment stations (12, 12.1, 20). The plates are stored in storage containers (10) in the form of plate stacks (1). Said plate stacks (1) are loaded and unloaded using stack manipulation means (31). The plate stacks are then loaded on a means of conveyance (12) and individually transported by said means of conveyance (12) to the treatment stations (12, 12.1, 20) on a rail system (33/34/35). The plates are separated from the stack for treatment once they have reached the treatment stations (12, 12.1, 20), after which they are once again placed in a plate stack (1). Each treatment station (12, 12.1, 20) comprises at least one plate separation element (32) to carry out this separation function. Each plate stack (1) has a plurality of plates stacked on top of each other and a cover plate. Advantageously, all stacks are substantially the same size.

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

G01N 35/04

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G01N 35/02 (2006.01); G01N 35/04 (2006.01); C40B 60/14 (2006.01); G01N 35/00 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G01N 35/04 (2013.01); B01J 2219/00315 (2013.01); B01L 2300/0893 (2013.01); C40B 60/14 (2013.01); G01N 35/0099 (2013.01); G01N 2035/0422 (2013.01); G01N 2035/0425 (2013.01); G01N 2035/0498 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9936787A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH DE DK ES FI FR GB IT LI NL SE

EPO simple patent family

WO 9936787 A1 19990722; AU 1746899 A 19990802; CA 2318548 A1 19990722; EP 1060396 A1 20001220; JP 2002509255 A 20020326

INPADOC legal status


2004-04-14 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20030801

2002-01-09 [RAP1] TRANSFER OF RIGHTS OF AN EP PUBLISHED APPLICATION

- Owner name: EPR LABAUTOMATION AG

2000-12-20 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20000706

2000-12-20 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH DE DK ES FI FR GB IT LI NL SE