Global Patent Index - EP 1236032 A2

EP 1236032 A2 2002-09-04 - CELL ANALYSIS AND SORTING APPARATUS FOR MANIPULATION OF CELLS

Title (en)

CELL ANALYSIS AND SORTING APPARATUS FOR MANIPULATION OF CELLS

Title (de)

ZELLANALYSE- UND -SORTIERVORRICHTUNG ZUR MANIPULATION VON ZELLEN

Title (fr)

APPAREIL D'ANALYSE ET DE TRI DE CELLULES SERVANT A MANIPULER DES CELLULES

Publication

EP 1236032 A2 (EN)

Application

EP 00978464 A

Priority

  • US 0030815 W
  • US 16464399 P

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO0135071A2] A cell analysis and sorting apparatus is capable of monitoring over time the behaviour of each cell in a large population of cells. The cell analysis and sorting apparatus contains individually addressable cell locations. Each location is capable of capturing and holding a single cell, and selectively releasing that cell from that particular location. In one aspect of the invention, the cells are captured and held in wells, and released using vapor bubbles as a means of cell actuation. In another aspect of the invention, the cells are captured, held and released using electric fields traps.

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

G01N 15/14

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G01N 33/48 (2006.01); G01N 1/04 (2006.01); G01N 15/14 (2006.01); G01N 30/00 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G01N 15/1484 (2013.01); G01N 15/1456 (2013.01); G01N 15/147 (2013.01); G01N 30/0005 (2013.01); B01J 2219/00274 (2013.01); G01N 2015/1415 (2013.01); G01N 2015/149 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 0135071A3

Designated contracting state (EPC)

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

DOCDB simple family

WO 0135071 A2 20010517; WO 0135071 A3 20020221; AU 1592501 A 20010606; CA 2390375 A1 20010517; EP 1236032 A2 20020904; JP 2003514236 A 20030415