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1. EP2180950 - ALL-IN-ONE BIOLOGICAL SPECIMEN COLLECTING, TRANSPORTING AND ANALYZING DEVICE

Office
European Patent Office
Application Number 08780215
Application Date 15.07.2008
Publication Number 2180950
Publication Date 05.05.2010
Publication Kind A4
IPC
B01L 3/00
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
01PHYSICAL OR CHEMICAL PROCESSES OR APPARATUS IN GENERAL
LCHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL LABORATORY APPARATUS FOR GENERAL USE
3Containers or dishes for laboratory use, e.g. laboratory glassware; Droppers
C12M 1/24
CCHEMISTRY; METALLURGY
12BIOCHEMISTRY; BEER; SPIRITS; WINE; VINEGAR; MICROBIOLOGY; ENZYMOLOGY; MUTATION OR GENETIC ENGINEERING
MAPPARATUS FOR ENZYMOLOGY OR MICROBIOLOGY
1Apparatus for enzymology or microbiology
24tube or bottle type
G01N 1/10
GPHYSICS
01MEASURING; TESTING
NINVESTIGATING OR ANALYSING MATERIALS BY DETERMINING THEIR CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
1Sampling; Preparing specimens for investigation
02Devices for withdrawing samples
10in the liquid or fluent state
CPC
B01L 3/5029
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
01PHYSICAL OR CHEMICAL PROCESSES OR APPARATUS IN GENERAL
LCHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL LABORATORY APPARATUS FOR GENERAL USE
3Containers or dishes for laboratory use, e.g. laboratory glassware
50Containers for the purpose of retaining a material to be analysed, e.g. test tubes
502with fluid transport, e.g. in multi-compartment structures
5029using swabs
A61B 10/0038
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
10Other methods or instruments for diagnosis, e.g. instruments for taking a cell sample, for biopsy, for vaccination diagnosis
0038Devices for taking faeces samples; Faecal examination devices
A61B 10/0096
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
10Other methods or instruments for diagnosis, e.g. instruments for taking a cell sample, for biopsy, for vaccination diagnosis
0096Casings for storing test samples
B01L 3/5082
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
01PHYSICAL OR CHEMICAL PROCESSES OR APPARATUS IN GENERAL
LCHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL LABORATORY APPARATUS FOR GENERAL USE
3Containers or dishes for laboratory use, e.g. laboratory glassware
50Containers for the purpose of retaining a material to be analysed, e.g. test tubes
508rigid containers not provided for above
5082Test tubes per se
B01L 2300/042
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
01PHYSICAL OR CHEMICAL PROCESSES OR APPARATUS IN GENERAL
LCHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL LABORATORY APPARATUS FOR GENERAL USE
2300Additional constructional details
04Closures and closing means
041Connecting closures to device or container
042Caps; Plugs
B01L 2300/044
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
01PHYSICAL OR CHEMICAL PROCESSES OR APPARATUS IN GENERAL
LCHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL LABORATORY APPARATUS FOR GENERAL USE
2300Additional constructional details
04Closures and closing means
041Connecting closures to device or container
044pierceable, e.g. films, membranes
Applicants NGUYEN PHUONG
Inventors CHARMASSON HENRI J A
Designated States
Priority Data 87923307 16.07.2007 US
Title
(DE) ALL-IN-ONE-VORRICHTUNG ZUM SAMMELN, TRANSPORTIEREN UND ANALYSIEREN VON BIOLOGISCHEN PROBEN
(EN) ALL-IN-ONE BIOLOGICAL SPECIMEN COLLECTING, TRANSPORTING AND ANALYZING DEVICE
(FR) PRÉLÈVEMENT, TRANSPORT ET ANALYSE DE SPÉCIMEN BIOLOGIQUE TOUT D'UNE PIÈCE
Abstract
(EN)
A device (11) for collecting, shipping and analyzing a pathological specimen comprises a collector stick (19) projecting from the inside of the stopper (14) of a first tubular vessel (12) containing a solution (16). The bottom (15) of the first vessel (12) has an aperture (30) sealed by a frangible barrier (31). When the first vessel is inserted into a second vessel (22) containing a signaling element (29) and having a pintle (32) projecting inwardly from its bottom (33), the frangible barrier is broken by the pintle and part of the solution flows into the second vessel where it contacts the signaling element. A pin (39) projecting from the inside of a cap (36) for the second vessel punctures the stopper of the first vessel facilitating the flow of solution from the first to the second vessel. The analytical process can be performed in the absence of any contacting or manipulating of the first vessel and specimen collector by simply screwing the cap to its farthest position.

(FR)
L'invention concerne un dispositif (11) pour prélever, transporter et analyser un spécimen pathologique qui comporte un bâtonnet collecteur (19) faisant saillie depuis l'intérieur du bouchon (14) d'un premier récipient tubulaire (12) contenant une solution (16). Le fond (15) du premier récipient (12) a une ouverture (30) étanchéifiée par une barrière cassable (31). Lorsque le premier récipient est inséré dans un second récipient (22) contenant un élément de signalisation (29) et présentant un goujon (32) faisant saillie vers l'intérieur depuis sa partie inférieure (33), la barrière cassable est rompue par le goujon, et une partie de la solution s'écoule dans le second récipient où elle vient en contact avec l'élément de signalisation. Une broche (39) faisant saillie depuis l'intérieur d'un couvercle (36) pour que le second récipient perce le bouchon du premier récipient, facilite l'écoulement de la solution du premier récipient dans le second récipient. Le processus analytique peut être effectué en l'absence d'une quelconque mise en contact ou d'une quelconque manipulation du premier récipient et du bâtonnet collecteur de spécimen, simplement en vissant le couvercle à sa position la plus éloignée.

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