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Frozen Sample Extraction

June 20, 2016

Bioengineering Professor Jeffrey Ruberti was awarded a patent for “Systems, methods, & devices for frozen sample distribution”.


Abstract Source: USPTO

A drilling system including a motor that produces a sonic, linear oscillatory motion is provided for removing a frozen biological sample from a stored frozen specimen and methods of use thereof without thawing the remainder of the specimen. The stator and slider assembly is operated by a servo controller which can communicate and be programmed through a port of a PC equipped with software.