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Title:
CONDUCTIVE PLASTIC RACK FOR PIPETTE TIPS
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO2002072261
Kind Code:
A3
Abstract:
A conductive plastic tip rack (60) for pipette tips (66) includes a conductive outer shell (64) formed around a support insert (62). The support insert (62) serves as the skeleton for the tip rack (60), providing structural support to make the tip rack strong and sturdy. The conductive outer shell (64) includes sidewalls (80) depending from the sides of a face (82) having a plurality of tip seats (84) for receiving a plurality of pipette tips (66). The conductive outer shell (64) is formed of an electrically conductive plastic. The conductive plastic rack is capable of sufficiently conducting or dissipating electricity such that static electricity existing in a pipette tip (66) placed within the tip rack (60) will flow out of the pipette tip (66) and through the tip rack (60). By removing the static electricity from the pipette tips (66) placed in the tip rack (60), static electricity is prevented from disturbing the tips seated in the tip rack (60).

Inventors:
MORITZ JEFFREY R
AVNET ALLAN
Application Number:
US0206342W
Publication Date:
November 21, 2002
Filing Date:
March 01, 2002
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
BECKMAN COULTER INC (US)
International Classes:
B01L9/00; G01N35/00; (IPC1-7): B01L3/02
Foreign References:
US6182719B12001-02-06
US5190727A1993-03-02
EP0849584A21998-06-24
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