bioMerieux has been granted a patent for a separation container and method for sample preparation. The container includes a body with a seal and plunger for extracting a portion of the sample. A retainer prevents premature piercing of the seal during centrifugation. The assembly also includes a sample collection vessel for receiving the extracted sample. GlobalData’s report on bioMerieux gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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Sample preparation assembly with separation container and sample collection vessel

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: bioMerieux SA

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11918998B2) discloses an assembly for sample preparation that includes a separation container with a plunger for extracting a portion of the sample, a seal to hold the sample during centrifugation, and a sample collection vessel to receive the extracted sample. The plunger is designed to pierce the seal and express the sample into the collection vessel without exposing it to the external environment. The assembly also features a pellet region in the container for the extracted sample to collect during centrifugation, ensuring efficient sample preparation.

Furthermore, the patent includes a method for preparing an extracted sample using the assembly, involving steps such as disposing the sample into the container, centrifuging to form a pellet, and expressing the pellet into the sample collection vessel by opening the seal with the plunger. The method emphasizes the importance of maintaining sample integrity by preventing exposure to the external environment and includes additional steps like attaching an end cap during centrifugation and subsequently sealing the sample collection vessel to the container. Overall, the patented assembly and method offer a comprehensive solution for sample preparation, particularly in laboratory settings where sample integrity and efficiency are crucial factors.

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