Patent Number: 6,761,855

Title: Column for solid phase processing

Abstract: The present invention is directed to an improved column for use in solid phase synthesis or purification. In a specific embodiment, the column is a disposable plastic column for use in solid phase synthesis or purification of complex chemicals, such as biomolecules and more specifically oligonucleotides. In some embodiments, the column has a top orifice with a sufficient diameter so that a fluid line or a multiple fluid line bundle may dispense fluids into the column with great efficiency. The column has an upper cavity portion configured and sized to render it compatible with dispensing pippetors, so that it can be used as a pipette tip or a pipettor can be used to aspirate the column. The column has a lower cavity portion with a shoulder for ready placement of a lower frit to contain the solid support in a central cavity portion of the column. An upper frit can be conveniently placed in the central cavity portion to seal the solid phase resin. The lower end tip of the column is configured as a luer-type fitting to provide a male luer connection. The upper cavity portion is configured to interface with the male luer of another column, so that two or more columns to be connected in series.

Inventors: Cook; Ronald M. (Novato, CA), Dill; Rand (Corte Madera, CA)

Assignee: Biosearch Technologies, Inc.

International Classification: G01N 30/60 (20060101); G01N 30/00 (20060101); G01N 30/46 (20060101); G01N 030/60 ()

Expiration Date: 07/13/2021