Patent Number: 6,309,831

Title: Method of manufacturing biological chips

Abstract: A method of manufacturing items in parallel. Selected samples of items to be manufactured are subjected to additional steps in a manufacturing process. If such sample items meet the requisite quality control standard, remaining items are subjected to further manufacturing steps. If the sample items which have been further processed do not meet the requisite quality control standard, the lot from which the samples do not undergo the additional manufacturing step. Invention provides an improved method of manufacturing in that it prevents unnecessary manufacturing steps.

Inventors: Goldberg; Martin J. (Saratoga, CA), Rava; Richard P. (Redwood City, CA)

Assignee: Affymetrix, Inc.

International Classification: B01J 19/00 (20060101); C07K 1/00 (20060101); C07K 1/04 (20060101); G07C 3/00 (20060101); G07C 3/14 (20060101); C12Q 001/68 (); C12P 019/34 (); C12N 001/10 (); C07H 021/00 (); H01L 035/24 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018