Global Patent Index - EP 1078240 A1

EP 1078240 A1 2001-02-28 - A METHOD AND A DEVICE FOR PREPARING A BIOLOGICAL SPECIMEN

Title (en)

A METHOD AND A DEVICE FOR PREPARING A BIOLOGICAL SPECIMEN

Title (de)

VERFAHREN UND VORRICHTUNG ZUR VORBEREITUNG EINER BIOLOGISCHEN PROBE

Title (fr)

PROCEDE ET DISPOSITIF POUR PREPARER UN SPECIMEN BIOLOGIQUE

Publication

EP 1078240 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 99928307 A

Priority

  • SE 9900830 W
  • SE 9801724 A
  • US 9132198 P

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9963324A1] In a method for preparing a biological specimen, e.g. by means of staining, fluids which are to be applied to the specimen are atomised with the aid of ultrasound prior to their application. In this way, small drops are obtained which are gentle to the specimen and which are able to prepare the whole specimen quickly and with only a small amount of fluid being required. Between the application of the different fluids the specimen is spun for removing excess fluid so that no mixing occurs of successively applied fluids. A device for carrying out the method is also disclosed.

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

G01N 1/30

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G01N 1/30 (2006.01); G01N 1/31 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G01N 1/30 (2013.01); G01N 1/312 (2013.01); G01N 2001/317 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9963324A1

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

WO 9963324 A1 19991209; AU 4540299 A 19991220; EP 1078240 A1 20010228

INPADOC legal status


2004-06-09 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

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- Effective date: 20031202

2001-02-28 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

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- Effective date: 20001113

2001-02-28 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

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- Designated State(s): AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE