37 CFR 1.47 Notice by Publication Notice is hereby given of the filing of a national stage application with a petition under 37 CFR 1.47 requesting acceptance of the application without the signature of all inventors. The petition has been granted. A notice has been sent to the last known address of the non-signing inventor. The inventor whose signature is missing (Christian Darrel Decosterd) may join in the application by promptly filing an appropriate oath or declaration complying with 37 CFR 1.63. The international application number is PCT/AU98/00991 and was filed on 27 November 1998 in the name of Leslie Watson, Christoph Tschopp, Ross Weaver, Ian Henderson, Pieter Kuiper and Christian Darrel Decosterd for the invention entitled SAMPLE DISTRIBUTION APPARATUS SYSTEM. The national stage application number is 09/555,360 and has a 35 U.S.C. 371 date of 26 September 2000.