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Title:
SAMPLE PROCESSING DEVICES AND CARRIERS
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO2002001181
Kind Code:
A3
Abstract:
Methods and devices for thermal processing of multiple samples at the same time are disclosed. The assemblies include carriers and sample processing devices with process arrays that include conduits useful in distributing sample materials to a group pf process chambers located in fluid communication with the main conduits. The sample processing devices may include one or more of the following features in various combinations: deformable seals, process chambers connected to the main conduit by feeder conduits exiting the main conduit at offset locations, U-shaped loading chambers, and a combination of melt bonded and adhesively bonded areas. The carriers may be used to apply selective compression to the sample processing devices.

Inventors:
BEDINGHAM WILLIAM
DUFRESNE JOEL R
HARMS MICHAEL R
KOKAISEL CHRISTOPHER R
NORTH DIANE
ROBOLE BARRY W
WOOD KENNETH B
AYSTA JAMES E
Application Number:
US0120621W
Publication Date:
January 03, 2003
Filing Date:
June 28, 2001
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Assignee:
3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
International Classes:
G01N1/00; B01J19/00; B01L3/00; B01L7/00; B81B1/00; C12M1/00; G01N1/28; G01N35/00; G01N37/00; B01L9/00; F27B9/16; F27D5/00; (IPC1-7): B01L7/00; B01L3/00; B01J19/00
Domestic Patent References:
WO1999044740A11999-09-10
WO1997021090A11997-06-12
Foreign References:
US5863502A1999-01-26
US5643738A1997-07-01
Other References:
UNGER ET AL.: "Monolithic Microfabricated Valves and Pumps by Multilayer Soft Lithography" SCIENCE., vol. 288, 7 April 2000 (2000-04-07), pages 113-116, XP002192277 AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF SCIENCE, NEW YORK., US ISSN: 0036-8075
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