In situ heat induced antigen recovery and staining apparatus and method

  • US 8,007,720 B2
  • Filed: 08/26/2008
  • Issued: 08/30/2011
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/08/1999
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A system for treating microscope slides, comprising:

  • an automated apparatus comprising;

    a treatment chamber;

    a plurality of slide support elements, each slide support element movable into the treatment chamber and each supporting a single microscope slide thereon, and wherein the slide support elements are movable independently of each other, and wherein each slide support element has a heating element incorporated therein and movable therewith and wherein each heating element is heatable independently of each other heating element for heating the microscope slide on the slide support element, andelectromechanical means able to move the slide support elements independently of each other; and

    a microprocessor programmed to control the automated apparatus.

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