US 9,810,609 B2
Transfer and storage of biological material
Stevan Paul Tortorella, Wells, ME (US); and William A. Garwood, Saint Paul, MN (US)
Assigned to GE Healthcare UK Limited, Little Chalfont (GB)
Appl. No. 14/765,009
Filed by GE HEALTHCARE UK LIMITED, Little Chalfont (GB)
PCT Filed Jan. 28, 2014, PCT No. PCT/EP2014/051612
§ 371(c)(1), (2) Date Jul. 31, 2015,
PCT Pub. No. WO2014/118166, PCT Pub. Date Aug. 7, 2014.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/758,958, filed on Jan. 31, 2013.
Prior Publication US 2015/0369707 A1, Dec. 24, 2015
Int. Cl. G01N 1/28 (2006.01); C12M 1/00 (2006.01); C12Q 1/68 (2006.01); C12N 15/10 (2006.01)
CPC G01N 1/286 (2013.01) [C12M 45/22 (2013.01); C12Q 1/6806 (2013.01); C12N 15/1003 (2013.01)] 13 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
1. An apparatus for transferring a biological material onto a storage media, said apparatus comprising a powered hand held device including a powered hammer arrangement, said apparatus further comprising an anvil arrangement and a storage media accepting area in the form of a slot between said hammer arrangement and said anvil arrangement, the apparatus being operable such that in use the storage media in a form of a sample collection card is repeatedly compressed between the hammer and the anvil by blows from the hammer.