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Applera of Foster City, Calif., has received US Patent No. 6,916,447, "Apparatus and method for transferring small volumes of substances." The patent describes a method and apparatus for dispensing small volumes of selected substances, such as biological reagents or samples, onto substrates. According to one embodiment, spaced, tandemly arranged substrates are advanced by way of a conveyor, along a transport pathway extending over a reagent-supply location, such as a reservoir supported at a fixed position in a base.

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