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1. (WO2017156597) ROTATING FOOT FOR USE WITH ROBOTIC SAMPLE PREPARATION APPARATUS

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/156597    International Application No.:    PCT/AU2017/050249
Publication Date: Fri Sep 22 01:59:59 CEST 2017 International Filing Date: Tue Mar 21 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: G01N 1/31
G01N 35/00
Applicants: EPREP PTY LTD
Inventors: CERRA, Reno
DAWES, Peter
Title: ROTATING FOOT FOR USE WITH ROBOTIC SAMPLE PREPARATION APPARATUS
Abstract:
The present invention provides an apparatus for use with a robotic high throughput sample preparation machine, the apparatus comprising: a tool retaining portion configured to engage and disengage with a sample preparation tool, and rotation means configured to rotate the engagement portion, wherein actuation of the rotation means causes the tool retaining portion to alternately engage and disengage a sample preparation tool. The tool retaining portion may be configured to engage multiple sample preparation tool types such as syringes, needles, and media-containing cartridges such as those used for solid phase extraction.