Autogenomics of Carlsbad, Calif., has received US Patent No. 7,429,360, “Level-controlled pipette for automated analytic devices.” The patent claims an automatic pipette for use in an analytic device that uses disposable pipette tips. By properly coupling the pipette tip to the pipette, the accurate volume of the aspirated fluid and distance of the pipette tip to the biochip are determined using a plurality of sensors that are coupled to the automatic pipette, the patent claims.
 

 

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