Patent Number: 6,332,540

Title: Device for isolating small polymeric beads from a suspension of such beads

Abstract: A device for separating polymeric beads from a suspension of such beads comprising a flow cell through which the suspension of beads flows, and a radiation source which the stream of beads crosses. A detector detects the presence of a bead in the flow cell and control means directs the bead to a bead outlet channel.

Inventors: Paul; Frank (Ware, GB), James; Philip John (Welwyn Garden City, GB), Payne; Richard C (Harpenden, GB)

Assignee: SmithKline Beecham p.l.c.

International Classification: B01J 19/00 (20060101); G01N 15/14 (20060101); B07C 005/02 ()

Expiration Date: 12/25/2018