Biological Agent Specimen Collection and Growth System

Robert B Silver (Inventor)

Research output: Patent


A system for collecting, growing, and analyzing biological specimens that may
present a health threat. The system includes separate modules for specimen collection, sample isolation, and sample analysis that can be interconnected to safety process, culture, and analyze and unknown specimen. A decapitation module allows a user to safely collect a swab tip containing an unknown sample and transport the sample to a culture module where the sample can be washed from the swab tip and isolated in a cuvette for growth and analysis. The culture module may be coupled to a base station that can provide mixing, heating and cooling, as well as optical and spectral analysis.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Patent number11,517,903
Priority date5/5/17
Filing date11/15/19
StatePublished - Oct 28 2021


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