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Journal of Automatic Chemistry
Volume 13, Issue 2, Pages 49-51

Automated separation for heterogeneous immunoassays

1Hôpital de Meaux, BP218, Meaux 77108, France
2Bayer International, St Denis 93200, France
3Hôpital Begin, St Mande 94160, France
4Hôpital Bel Air, Thionville 57100, France

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Beside general requirements for modern automated systems, immunoassay automation involves specific requirements as a separation step for heterogeneous immunoassays. Systems are designed according to the solid phase selected: dedicated or open robots for coated tubes and wells, systems nearly similar to chemistry analysers in the case of magnetic particles, and a completely original design for those using porous and film materials.