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Bio-Rad Receives a new U.S. Patent for its BioOdyssey Calligrapher Miniarrayer

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Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. has announced that it was issued a new U.S. patent (US 7,262, 575) for its BioOdyssey™ Calligrapher™ MiniArrayer system.

The patent that was issued in October 2007 enables the BioOdyssey Calligrapher MiniArrayer system to maintain movements that are required for microarrying (in the micron range) in a benchtop instrument.

The patent describes methods and the apparatus used for the precise positioning of an object using linear actuators based on linear stepper motors operating in microstepping or full step mode, a control algorithm based on compensation table as well as a calibration apparatus for obtaining the compensation table.