Patent Number: 7,101,510

Title: Matrix storage and dispensing system

Abstract: The present invention provides a system and process providing variable access to, as well as quick and accurate dispensing of, numerous selected reagents from a mass storage arrangement. According to one embodiment, an array of reagent dispensers is supported over a movable platform assembly. The platform assembly aligns a designated receiving receptacle under a selected dispenser of the array so that a respective reagent can be dispensed therein. Advantageously, the apparatus and process can be carried out under the control of a programmed computer.

Inventors: Vann; Charles S. (Fremont, CA), Cox; David M. (Foster City, CA)

Assignee: Applera Corporation

International Classification: B01L 3/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 9/05/02018