Patent Number: 6,165,541

Title: Gel-template interface and method for depositing liquid on a gel

Abstract: An improvement in the immunofixation electrophoresis procedure for detecting proteins in serum, urine or cerebral spinal fluids. Samples are placed on a gel and subjected to electrophoresis for resolving or separating proteins. Thereafter, antisera are applied to the sample areas through openings located on a template. The template includes projections and, the template substantially precludes cross-contamination and the adverse effects of ambient conditions on the integrity of the fluid, such as by the projections contacting, depressing or cutting into the gel to form closed cavities.

Inventors: Merchant; Mark E. (Nederland, TX), Guadagno; Philip A. (Vidor, TX), Robinson; Suzan (Beaumont, TX)

Assignee: Helena Laboratories Corporation

International Classification: G01N 27/447 (20060101); B05D 001/26 (); B05D 001/32 (); G01N 021/01 (); C12N 011/12 ()

Expiration Date: 12/26/2017