Patents Assigned to Scienion AG
  • Publication number: 20170274689
    Abstract: A method of depositing single particles onto a target comprises the steps of loading a particle suspension to a droplet dispenser having a suspension reservoir and a nozzle section, detecting particles in the nozzle section, testing a single particle condition of the droplet dispenser, wherein it is determined whether an ejection region of the nozzle section includes one single particle, and operating the droplet dispenser for dispensing a droplet, wherein the droplet is dispensed onto the target, if the single particle condition is fulfilled, or the droplet is dispensed into a collection reservoir, if the single particle condition is not fulfilled, wherein the step of testing the single particle condition further includes determining whether a sedimentation region adjacent to the ejection region is free of particles. Furthermore, a dispenser apparatus dispensing single particles onto a target is described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    Applicant: SCIENION AG
    Inventors: MIGUEL RODRIGUEZ, ERIC CHENG
  • Publication number: 20170072417
    Abstract: A method of depositing at least one substance on a target substrate (1) comprises the step of operating at least one droplet dispenser (21) such that droplets (2) including the at least one substance are deposited on the target substrate (1), wherein the target substrate (1) has a substrate surface including spatially delimited receptacle sections (3) being arranged for accommodating the droplets (2), and the at least one droplet dispenser (21) is controlled in dependency on the locations of the receptacle sections (3) such that the droplets (2) are directed onto the receptacle sections (3). Furthermore, a dispenser device (100) for depositing at least one substance on a target substrate (1) is described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2014
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Applicant: SCIENION AG
    Inventors: Holger EICKHOFF, Guido BARED
  • Patent number: 8614100
    Abstract: A method for depositing samples, in which at least one sample (10) is arranged on a substrate (30), comprises the following steps: positioning a sample dispenser (20) above the substrate (30), and actuating the sample dispenser (20) so that the sample (10) is moved from the sample dispenser (20) along a trajectory (11) to a predefined deposition position (32) on the substrate (30), wherein at least part of the trajectory (11) is shielded against electrical interference fields. Also described is a substrate (30) for receiving samples (10), comprising a substrate body (31), on the surface of which at least one deposition position (32) is provided, and a shielding electrode (40), which is designed so as to electrostatically shield the space above the at least one deposition position (32) against electrical interference fields.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Assignee: Scienion AG
    Inventors: Eckhard Nordhoff, Alan Bullock, Christine Lubbert, Antonin Schenk, Holger Eickhoff, Martin Horn
  • Publication number: 20130237443
    Abstract: A process for the production of a reaction chamber assembly, wherein a flat substrate and bottomless reaction chambers are provided, the substrate is first loaded with a biological agent and then the bottomless reaction chambers are bonded glue-free to the substrate, in particular through laser bonding, and liquid-tight reaction chambers, for instance individual wells, individually connected wells, such as strips, or wells in the form of a microtiter plate, are obtained. The present invention further provides a kit comprising a substrate suitable for being loaded with at least one biological agent and at least one bottomless reaction chamber, wherein the kit is suitable for glue-free bonding of the bottomless reaction chamber to the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2013
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Applicants: SCIENION AG, GREINER BIO-ONE GMBH
    Inventors: Guenther KNEBEL, Holger EICKHOFF
  • Publication number: 20120312836
    Abstract: The invention relates to a microdispenser (1) for dispensing a liquid sample in a dispensing device, with a sample container (2) for receiving the liquid sample, and with a nozzle (7) for dispensing the sample located in the sample container (2). The microdispenser (1) with the filled sample container (2) can in this case be stored independently of and fluidically separately from the dispensing device, without the sample escaping from the sample container (2) during storage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2012
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Applicant: SCIENION AG
    Inventors: Holger EICKHOFF, Christian WURZEL
  • Patent number: 8273307
    Abstract: The invention relates to a microdispenser (1) for dispensing a liquid sample in a dispensing device, with a sample container (2) for receiving the liquid sample, and with a nozzle (7) for dispensing the sample located in the sample container (2). The microdispenser (1) with the filled sample container (2) can in this case be stored independently of and fluidically separately from the dispensing device, without the sample escaping from the sample container (2) during storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Scienion AG
    Inventors: Holger Eickhoff, Christian Wurzel
  • Publication number: 20090060793
    Abstract: The invention relates to a microdispenser (1) for dispensing a liquid sample in a dispensing device, with a sample container (2) for receiving the liquid sample, and with a nozzle (7) for dispensing the sample located in the sample container (2). The microdispenser (1) with the filled sample container (2) can in this case be stored independently of and fluidically separately from the dispensing device, without the sample escaping from the sample container (2) during storage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2006
    Publication date: March 5, 2009
    Applicant: SCIENION AG
    Inventors: Holger Eickhoff, Christian Wurzel