Global Patent Index - EP 1261739 A2

EP 1261739 A2 2002-12-04 - DEVICE AND METHOD FOR PREPARING A SAMPLE FOR ANALYSIS

Title (en)

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR PREPARING A SAMPLE FOR ANALYSIS

Title (de)

VERFAHREN UND VORRICHTUNG ZUR VORBEREITUNG EINER PROBE FÜR EIN ANALYSEVERFAHREN

Title (fr)

DISPOSITIF ET PROCEDE DE PREPARATION D'ECHANTILLON POUR ANALYSE

Publication

EP 1261739 A2 (EN)

Application

EP 01914503 A

Priority

  • US 0106118 W
  • US 51455900 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO0164950A2] The invention provides apparatus and methods for dividing a sample, into a plurality of subsamples without the need for pipetting or for other manual operations. Sample is placed, via inlet (2) into sample reservoir (4) in fluid communication with a main charging channel (1) which, in turn, is in fluid communication with a plurality of fractionation channels (5), with valves and vents and terminal purge channel (9). Prior to its use, the plate described above is mated with a receptacle plate, for receiving subsample via fractionation channel valves (6), and to a lid which seals the channels against leakage. The sealed device is subjected to centrifugation in order to distribute sample.

[origin: WO0164950A2] The invention provides apparatus and methods for dividing a sample, especially a liquid sample, into a plurality of subsamples without the need for pipetting or for other manual operations. The invention is expecially useful to isolate entities suspected to be present in a sample for individual analysis.

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

C12Q 1/68; B01J 19/00; B01L 3/00; B01L 3/02

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

B01L 3/00 (2006.01); B01L 3/02 (2006.01); G01N 35/00 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

B01L 3/0265 (2013.01); B01L 3/5025 (2013.01); B01L 2200/0605 (2013.01); G01N 2035/00247 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 0164950A3

Designated contracting state (EPC)

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

EPO simple patent family

WO 0164950 A2 20010907; WO 0164950 A3 20020124; AU 3988601 A 20010912; CA 2401819 A1 20010907; EP 1261739 A2 20021204

INPADOC legal status


2005-03-09 [18D] APPLICATION DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20040902

2004-03-03 [RAP1] TRANSFER OF RIGHTS OF AN APPLICATION

- Owner name: EXACT SCIENCES CORPORATION

2002-12-04 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20020910

2002-12-04 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A2

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