Applera, MicroChips, Affymetrix, The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University | GenomeWeb

Applera of Foster City, Calif., has received US Patent No. 6,849,127, “Apparatus and method for spotting a substrate.” The patent covers a method and apparatus for dispensing a small volume of a selected liquid, such as a biological sample or reagent, onto a substrate. The device includes a tube adapted to contain the liquid. An elongated fiber is disposed within the tube for axial movement therein between raised and lowered positions.

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