Global patent index - EP 1066881 A2

EP 1066881 A2 2001-01-10 - Specimen collection assembly with cap

Title (en)

Specimen collection assembly with cap

Title (de)

Anordnung zur Probesammlung mit Kappe

Title (fr)

Dispositif de prélèvement d'échantillons avec capuchon

Publication

EP 1066881 A2 (EN)

Application

EP 00113635 A

Priority

  • US 14321499 P
  • US 39286799 A

Abstract (en)

The present invention is a collection assembly (10) comprising a container (12), and a cap assembly (14) removably and sealably secured to the container (12) whereby access to the interior of the container (12) can be made with a piercing element without removing the cap assembly (14) from the container (12). The cap assembly (14) includes a cap body and a membrane like septum (32) supported by the cap body. The septum (32) provides for a pierceable element to have access to the interior of the container. The membrane is of a thermoplastic elastomer and is self-sealing upon removal of the piercing element. <IMAGE>

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

B01L 3/14

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G01N 1/10 (2006.01); A61B 5/15 (2006.01); B01L 3/14 (2006.01); G01N 35/02 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

B01L 3/50825 (2013.01)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

EPO simple patent family

EP 1066881 A2 20010110; EP 1066881 A3 20020703; JP 2001161669 A 20010619

INPADOC legal status

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