JP3403839B2 - Cartridge container - Google Patents

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JP3403839B2
JP3403839B2 JP28917794A JP28917794A JP3403839B2 JP 3403839 B2 JP3403839 B2 JP 3403839B2 JP 28917794 A JP28917794 A JP 28917794A JP 28917794 A JP28917794 A JP 28917794A JP 3403839 B2 JP3403839 B2 JP 3403839B2
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【発明の詳細な説明】 【0001】 【産業上の利用分野】本発明は、化学発光法等の免疫自動分析装置に用いられるカートリッジ容器に関する。 BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION [0001] Field of the Invention The present invention relates to a cartridge container for use in immunological automatic analyzer such as a chemiluminescent method. 【0002】 【従来の技術とその課題】従来、周知のように化学発光法に基づく免疫検査は非常に高感度で、測定に対する信頼性が高いという利点を有している反面、測定項目によって、洗浄回数、インキュベーション時間、反応ステップ数等が異なる場合が多く、サンプル分注から測定するまでのフロー処理も様々であった。 BACKGROUND OF and THE INVENTION Conventionally, in the immunoassay is highly sensitive based on chemiluminescence, as well known, although having the advantage of high reliability with respect to the measurement, the measurement item, the number of washes, incubation time, in many cases the number of reaction steps may vary, the flow process to be measured from the sample dispensing were also varied. 【0003】このため、従来では、検体分注や希釈、試薬分注および洗浄液を分注するためのピペット装置等を処理ラインに設置して、これを独立させて駆動制御しなければならないため、装置が非常に複雑化し、また、クロスコンタミネーションを防止するため、洗浄を高精度に管理しなければならない等、多くの問題を有していた。 [0003] For this reason, in the conventional specimen dispensing and dilution, by installing a reagent dispensing and washes the dispensing pipette device for such a processing line must be driven and controlled by separate it, device is very complicated and, in order to prevent cross-contamination, or the like must be managed washed with high precision, and had a number of problems. 【0004】この発明は、かかる現状に鑑み創案されたものであって、その目的とするところは、検体分注や希釈、試薬分注、洗浄液分注等の作業を1本のピペットで、クロスコンタミネーションを心配することなく行なうことができるので、ピペットの駆動制御が非常に簡略化され、かつ、自動分析装置の構成も大幅に簡略化されるカートリッジ容器を提供しようとするものである。 [0004] This invention, which was made in view of above circumstances, and an object, the specimen dispensing and dilution, reagent dispensing, the work such as the cleaning liquid dispensing a single pipette, cross can be performed without fear of contamination, the drive control of the pipette is greatly simplified, and the configuration of the automatic analyzer is also intended to provide a cartridge container to be greatly simplified. 【0005】 【課題を解決するための手段】上記目的を達成するため、この発明に係るカートリッジ容器にあっては、基部と、当該基部に設けられた複数の穴とを有し、当該複数の穴の内、一の穴は光学測定用の穴であり、また、上記基部には、分注チップを保持する保持部が設けられ、かつ、上記基部に、当該カートリッジ容器に関する情報が付されたことを特徴とする基部と、当該基部に設けられた複数の穴とを有し、当該基部の一端近傍の穴はその壁及び底に遮光を施した光学測定用の穴であり、他端には前記分注チップを保持する保持部が設けられ、上記基部に、当該カートリッジ容器に関する情報が付されて形成されていることを特徴とするものである。 [0005] [Means for Solving the Problems] To achieve the above object, in the cartridge container according to the present invention comprises a base and a plurality of holes provided in the base portion, the plurality of the holes, one hole is a hole for optical measurements, also, in the base, holding portion for holding the dispensing tip is provided, and, on the base, information on the cartridge container is attached a base, characterized in that, a plurality of holes provided in the base portion, a hole near one end of the base portion is a hole for optical measurement subjected to light shielding on the walls and bottom, the other end the holding portion is provided for holding the pipette tip, the said base, is characterized in that information about the cartridge container is formed is attached. 【0006】ここで、「カートリッジ容器に関する情報」としては、例えば、当該カートリッジ容器を識別する情報、対応する項目を識別する情報、検体を識別する情報とがあり、バーコードによる場合、文字コード、またはその他のマークによって表示する。 [0006] Here, as the "Information about the cartridge container", e.g., information identifying the cartridge container, information identifying the corresponding entry, there is information identifying the sample, in the case of a bar code, a character code, or displayed by other marks. また、通常、1 Also, usually, 1
つの項目は1つのカートリッジ容器で且つ1つの検体に相当する。 One item corresponds to and one analyte in a single cartridge container. 尚、以下、本明細書では「穴」とは、底のあるものをいい、「孔」とは底のないものをいう。 Hereinafter, the term "hole" as used herein, refers to some of the bottom, the "pore" refers to a bottomless. 【0007】 【実施例】以下、添付図面に示す一実施例に基づき、この発明を詳細に説明する。 [0007] [Embodiment] Hereinafter, based on an embodiment shown in the accompanying drawings, the present invention will be described in detail. 【0008】図1乃至図3に示すように、本実施例に係るカートリッジ容器32は、ガラスやプラスチック等の透明体で形成された基部56と、一端の側面には突出するように形成された摘み54とを有し、基部56には、 [0008] As shown in FIGS. 1 to 3, the cartridge container 32 according to the present embodiment includes a base 56 formed of a transparent material such as glass or plastic, on the side of one end formed to protrude and a knob 54, the base 56,
例えば、11個の穴(ホール)が設けられている。 For example, 11 pieces of holes (holes) are provided. 勿論、この穴は、基部56に開設された孔に別体成型された容器を装着して形成してもよい。 Of course, the holes may be formed by mounting the containers separately from molded into a hole opened in the base 56. 【0009】当該11個の穴のうち、摘み側に近い側にある穴は、分注チップ36を保持するためのチップサック55であり、一方の端にある穴は、光学測定用の測定用穴32kである。 [0009] Of the eleven holes, the hole on the side close to the knob side, a chip sack 55 for holding a dispensing tip 36, the hole on the one end, for the measurement of optical measurement it is a hole 32k. このチップサック55は、別体形成されたものを、上記基部56に装着して形成することができ、配設位置も上記実施例に限定されるものではなく、反応ステップに対応させて適宜の位置に配設することができる。 The chip sack 55, those which are separately formed, and attached to the base portion 56 can be formed by, disposed location is also not limited to the above embodiments, as appropriate to correspond to the reaction step it can be disposed in a position. 【0010】チップサック55は分注チップ36を保持することができるように、分注チップ36の長さに合わせて穴を深く形成し、チップサック55の底には、分注チップ36に付着した液分を吸収するための吸水パッド55aが設けられている。 [0010] As chip sack 55 can hold the dispensing tip 36, deeply to form a hole to match the length of the dispensing tips 36, the bottom of the chip sack 55, attached to the dispensing tip 36 water pads 55a for absorbing the liquid component is provided. 【0011】前記測定用穴32Jは、その穴の壁および底には遮光膜をコーティングによって、又は遮光膜や遮光板を張ったり一体に形成することによって外部からの遮光を行う遮光部53が形成されている。 [0011] The measuring hole 32J is by coating the light shielding film on the walls and bottom of the hole, or the light shielding portion 53 for shielding from the outside by forming integrally or stretched shielding film and the light shielding plate is formed It is. これは、光学的測定の際には、反応によって生じた光以外の光を遮断するためである。 This is because when the optical measurement is to block light other than the light produced by the reaction. 勿論、透過測定法や分光測定法或は比濁法等のような測定法によっては遮光を施す必要がない場合があり、この場合には、透明なままで使用する。 Of course, by transmission measurement and spectrophotometry or nephelometry assays, such as may not need to perform the shading, in this case, used it remains clear. 【0012】さらに、前記バーコード56bが付されている領域に11個の穴が設けられている本体基部側から又はバーコードが附されている領域から、透明体の上面を通り光が進行して測定用孔32Jに到達しないように、遮光溝57が本体56を横断するようにその上面近傍に設けられている。 Furthermore, from the area bar area code 56b is attached eleven holes are subjected is or bar code from the body base portion is provided, the upper surface and progresses through light transparent body so as not to reach the measured hole 32J Te, shielding groove 57 is provided on its upper surface near to traverse the body 56. 【0013】他の穴32A〜32Iについてはその内部を見ることができるように透明のままで形成されている。 [0013] is formed remains transparent to be able to see the interior for other holes 32a to 32i. 【0014】また、前記基部56の上面は保持用の縁部56aが設けられ、この縁部56aは、自動分析装置側に形成された回転ステージの穴部に形成された側板(図示せず)に形成された対応する溝に嵌合させて位置決め保持されるように構成されている。 [0014] The upper surface of the base 56 is provided with edge portions 56a for holding, the edge 56a is (not shown) side plates which are formed in the hole of the rotary stage which is formed in the automatic analyzer side It is configured to be positioned and held with fitted in the formed corresponding groove to. 【0015】尚、上記分注チップ36は、検体用ラックにある検体容器から、所要量の検体を分注し、かつ、前記カートリッジ容器32に反応不溶磁性体液や洗浄液、 [0015] Incidentally, the dispensing tip 36 from the sample container in the sample rack, dispensed the required amount of analyte min, and the reaction insoluble magnetic fluids or cleaning liquid to the cartridge container 32,
酵素標識液、基質液及び反応停止液等を吐出し或は吸引するように用いられる。 Enzyme-labeled solution, used to discharge or suck the substrate solution and reaction stopper solution, etc.. 【0016】また、反応不溶磁性体を吸着する磁石は、 Further, the magnet for attracting the reaction insoluble magnetic material,
分注チップ36の外周面に接離可能に配設されていると共に、この分注チップ36はノズルユニット(図示せず)に装着されている。 Together are detachably disposed on the outer peripheral surface of the dispensing tip 36, the pipette tip 36 is attached to the nozzle unit (not shown). この分注チップ36に液が吸引されたときに、上記磁石によって液中の磁性体が確実に捕集される。 When the liquid is sucked into the pipette tip 36, the magnetic substance in the liquid by the magnet is reliably trapped. 【0017】カートリッジ容器32は直列状に穴32A [0017] The cartridge container 32 hole 32A in series form
〜32Hを設ける場合のみならず、ループ状又はジグザグ状等の列状に構成されても良い。 Not only provided ~32H, it may be configured in a loop shape or a column-like zigzag shape. 【0018】穴32Cには、検体が予め粗分注されており、また、穴32Dには、所要量の反応不溶磁性体液が予め収容されており、穴32Eと穴32Fには、所要量の洗浄液が予め収容されており、穴32Gには、所要量の標識液が予め収容されており、穴32Hと穴32Iには所要量の洗浄液が予め収容され、さらに、測定用穴3 [0018] hole 32C, the specimens are dispensed in advance crude fraction, also, the holes 32D, the required amount of the reaction are insoluble magnetic fluid is preliminarily accommodated in the hole 32E and the hole 32F, the required amount of the cleaning liquid is previously accommodated, the hole 32G, the required amount of labeled solution is previously accommodated, the hole 32H and the hole 32I requirements of cleaning liquid is pre-held, furthermore, the measuring hole 3
2Jには基質液が分注され発光状態が測定されるように構成されている。 Substrate solution is configured dispensed light emission state is measured to 2J. 【0019】このように構成されたカートリッジ容器3 [0019] The cartridge container 3, which is configured in this manner
2は、例えば、次のようにして用いられる。 2 is used, for example, as follows. 【0020】先ず、分注位置に停止しているカートリッジ容器32の穴32Cに粗分注された検体を、上記分注チップ36で、所定量吸引して定量を行う。 [0020] First, a crude fraction dispensed analyte into the hole 32C of the cartridge container 32 stopped at the pipetting position, at the dispensing tip 36, for quantitative by a predetermined amount aspirated. 粗分注された検体が吸引された分注チップ36は前記XYZステージによって移送させ、穴32D内の反応不溶磁性体液に吸引された検体を全量吐出した後、該検体と上記反応不溶磁性体液との混合液を、上記分注チップ36で繰り返し吸引・吐出させて(パンピング)、磁性体の均一な攪拌混合状態を生成する。 Dispensing tips 36 coarse fraction dispensed analyte is aspirated by the transfer by the XYZ stage, after the analyte drawn into the reaction insoluble magnetic fluid in the hole 32D and the total amount discharged, the specimen and the reaction insoluble magnetic fluid the mixture, while repeatedly sucked and discharged by the dispensing tip 36 (pumping), to produce a uniform stirring and mixing state of a magnetic material. 【0021】すると、当該分注チップ36は、前記チップサック55の位置に移送され、前記ノズルユニットから外され、前記チップサック55に保持した後、前記自動分析装置の回転ステージを回転させて所定位置まで移送される。 [0021] Then, the dispensing tip 36 is transferred to the position of the tip sack 55, the removed from the nozzle unit, after holding the chip sack 55, rotates the rotary stage of the automatic analyzer by a predetermined It is transferred to the position. 【0022】すると、前記ノズルユニットは、当該最初のカートリッジ容器32の前記チップサック55の位置に移送され、当該チップサックに保持されていた分注チップ36を装着し、前記インキュベーションされた穴3 [0022] Then, the nozzle unit is transferred to the position of the tip sack 55 of the first cartridge container 32, is mounted the chip dispensing tip 36 held in the sack, the hole 3 which is the incubation
2Dに保持されていた混合液を上記分注チップ36で吸引する。 The mixture was held in the 2D sucking at the dispensing tip 36. 【0023】このとき、分注チップ36に吸引された混合液中に浮遊する磁性体は、分注チップ36を通過するときに、該分注チップ36の外側に配設された磁石の磁力によって内壁面に捕集される。 [0023] In this case, the magnetic material suspended in a mixed solution sucked into the dispensing tip 36, as it passes through the dispensing tip 36, by the magnetic force of the magnets disposed on the outside of the dispensing tips 36 It is collected on the inner wall surface. 【0024】このようにして磁性体が捕集された後、この磁性体を除く混合液は、上記穴32Dに吐き出されて排液され、磁性体のみが上記分注チップ36に残る。 [0024] After the magnetic material in this manner was collected, a mixture excluding the magnetic substance is drained ejected into the hole 32D, only the magnetic body remains in the dispensing tip 36. 【0025】次に、上記分注チップ36は、磁性体を捕集したまま、次の穴32Eへと送られ、該液収納部32 Next, the dispensing tip 36, while collecting the magnetic material is sent to the next hole 32E, the liquid storage portion 32
E内の洗浄液を吸引する。 To suck the cleaning liquid in the E. このとき、上記磁石は、上記分注チップ36から離れる方向に移動して磁性体の吸着状態を解除し、従って、この洗浄液をパンピングさせることで、全磁性体の洗浄を効率的に行うことができる。 At this time, the magnet is moved in a direction away from the dispensing tip 36 to release the attracted state of the magnetic body, therefore, the cleaning liquid that is pumping, be cleaned of all magnetic efficiently it can.
勿論、磁石に磁性体を吸着させたまま洗浄することもできる。 Of course, it is also possible to wash the magnetic material to the magnet remains adsorbed. 【0026】そして、上記パンピングが終了した後、上記分注チップ36は、穴36E内の洗浄液を一定量吸引する。 [0026] After the pumping is finished, the dispensing tip 36, a certain amount of sucking the cleaning liquid in the bore 36E. このとき、上記磁石は、再び上記分注チップ36 At this time, the magnet, the dispensing tip 36 again
に接近し、吸引された洗浄液中に浮遊する磁性体を全て捕集し、この磁性体を除く洗浄液は、上記穴32Eに吐き出されて排出され、磁性体のみが上記分注チップに残る。 Close to all of the magnetic material floating in the sucked cleaning liquid collected cleaning liquid to remove the magnetic material is discharged is discharged to the hole 32E, only the magnetic body remains in the dispensing tip. 【0027】次に、上記分注チップ36は、磁性体を捕集したまま次の穴32Fに送られ、該穴32F内の洗浄液を吸引し、上記穴32Eで行われた手順と同じ手順で磁性体の洗浄作業及び捕集作業が行われる。 Next, the dispensing chip 36 is sent to the next hole 32F while collecting the magnetic material, and sucking the cleaning liquid in the bore 32F, the same procedure as was done in the hole 32E cleaning work and collecting work of the magnetic body is performed. 【0028】次に、上記分注チップ36は、洗浄された磁性体を捕集したまま、次の穴32Gに送られ、該穴3 Next, the dispensing tip 36, while collecting the washed magnetic sent to next hole 32G, the hole 3
2G内の標識液を吸引する。 Sucking the label solution in 2G. このとき、上記磁石は、分注チップ36から離れる方向に移動して磁性体の吸着状態を解除し、従って、この標識液をパンピングさせることで、全磁性体と標識液との反応を均一化させることができる。 At this time, the magnet is moved in a direction away from the dispensing tip 36 to release the attracted state of the magnetic body, therefore, by pumping the labeling solution, homogenize the reaction between the whole magnetic body and labeled solution it can be. 【0029】そして、上記パンピングが終了しインキュベイションが終了した後、上記分注チップ36は、穴3 [0029] Then, after the incubation step the pumping is finished is finished, the dispensing tip 36, hole 3
2G内の標識液を一定量吸引する。 The labeled solution to a certain amount sucked in 2G. このとき、上記磁石は、再び分注チップ36に接近し、吸引された標識液中に浮遊する磁性体を全て捕集し、この磁性体を除く標識液は、上記穴32Gに吐き出されて排出され、磁性体のみが上記分注チップ36に残る。 At this time, the magnet is close to the dispensing tip 36 again, all the magnetic material suspended in aspirated labeled solution was collected and labeled solution excluding the magnetic substance is discharged into the hole 32G discharge It is, only the magnetic material remains in the dispensing tip 36. 【0030】この後、上記分注チップ36は、磁性体を捕集したまま次の穴32Hへと送られ、該穴32H内の洗浄液を吸引し、上記穴32E,32Fと同一の手順で磁性体の洗浄・捕集を行った後、次の穴32Iの洗浄液を、穴32Hの洗浄液吸引手順と同じ手順で吸引し、磁性体の洗浄・捕集が行われる。 [0030] Thereafter, the dispensing chip 36 is sent to the next hole 32H while collecting the magnetic material, and sucking the cleaning liquid in the hole 32H, magnetic above hole 32E, the same procedure as 32F after washing and collection of the body, the cleaning liquid of the next hole 32I, sucked by the same procedure as the cleaning liquid suction procedure holes 32H, washing and collection of magnetic material takes place. 【0031】この後、上記分注チップ36は、穴32J [0031] After this, the dispensing tip 36, hole 32J
と移送され、所定の反応時間(インキュベイション)が経過した後、該穴32J内に予め収容された基質液を吸引する。 And it is transferred, after a predetermined reaction time (incubation step) has elapsed, to suck the previously stowed substrate solution within the hole 32 J. このとき、上記磁石は文中チップ36から離れる方向に移動して磁性体の吸着状態を解除し、従って、 At this time, the magnet releases the adsorbed state of the magnetic body is moved away from the sentence chip 36, therefore,
この基質液をパンピングさせることで、全磁性体と基質液との反応を均一化させることができる。 The substrate solution be to pumping and it is possible to equalize the response of the total magnetic body and substrate solution. 【0032】そして、上記パンピングが終了しインキュベイションが終了すると、再び前記分注チップ36は、 [0032] When the incubation step the pumping is finished is finished, the dispensing tip 36 again,
前記チップサック55の位置に移送され保持される。 Is transferred to the position of the tip sack 55 is maintained. 【0033】一定時間経過後に、カートリッジ容器32 [0033] after a certain period of time has elapsed, the cartridge container 32
の測定用の穴32Jが、測定定位置に到達するように回転移送される。 Hole 32J for the measurement is being rotatably transported to reach the measuring position. 勿論、カートリッジ容器32の移送形態としては、回転移送または直列移送を問わない。 Of course, as the transfer form of a cartridge container 32, regardless of the rotary transfer or serial transfer. 【0034】ここで、一定時間とは、最初のカートリッジ容器32について、インキュベーションに必要な時間である。 [0034] Here, the predetermined time for the first cartridge container 32, the time required for incubation. 【0035】この測定位置で、該発光量がPMT等の測定法に対応する光学測定装置で測定される。 [0035] In this measuring position, emitting light quantity is measured by the optical measuring device corresponding to the measurement method such as PMT. 【0036】この後、上記分注チップ36及びカートリッジ容器32は廃棄される。 [0036] Thereafter, the dispensing tip 36 and the cartridge container 32 is discarded. 【0037】尚、この例では、穴32D内でのパンピングした後、および、穴32J内での測定を行う前に回転ステージによる回転移送を行っているが、当該場合に限られず、各処理毎に又は任意の処理毎に回転移送させても良い。 [0037] In this example, after pumping in the hole 32D, and is performed a rotary transfer by rotary stage before making measurements in the holes 32 J, not limited to the case where the respective processing each any may be rotated transferred per treatment or. 【0038】また、本実施例では、カートリッジ容器における洗浄回数を、反応不溶磁性体液の排出後2回と標識液の排出後2回行うように構成した場合を例にとり説明したが、この発明にあっては、これに限定されるものではなく、必要に応じて、1回以上洗浄できるものであれば構わない。 Further, in this embodiment, the number of washes in the cartridge container, a case configured to perform the reaction insoluble magnetic fluid discharged after two and labeled liquid discharge after two been described taking as an example, the present invention is there, it is not limited thereto, if necessary, may as long as it can be cleaned at least once. 【0039】尚、上記実施例では、分注チップ36及びカートリッジ容器32をディスポーザブルとした場合を例にとり説明したが、分注チップ36及びカートリッジ容器36を洗浄して再使用できるようにしても良い。 [0039] In the above embodiment, the case where the dispensing tip 36 and the cartridge container 32 was disposable been described taking as an example, may be reusable by washing the dispensing tip 36 and the cartridge container 36 . 【0040】さらに、上記実施例では、分注チップ36 [0040] In addition, in the above-described embodiment, the dispensing tip 36
を、カートリッジ容器32のチップサック55に戻してしまう場合を例にとり説明したが、カートリッジ容器外のチップラックに戻すように構成してもよい。 And although when was described taking an example in which would return the chip sack 55 of the cartridge container 32 may be configured so as to return the cartridge container out of the chip rack. 【0041】また、上記実施例では、磁石を分注チップの中径部の片側に接離自在に配設した場合を例にとり説明したが、上記中径部を挟んで両側に配設しても良く、 [0041] In the above embodiment, a case which is arranged to freely contact and separation of the magnets on one side of the diameter in the dispensing tip has been described by taking as an example, be disposed on both sides of the medium diameter section It may be,
また、分注チップ自体を繰り返し昇降させることで磁性体の捕集効率をさらに向上させることもできる。 It is also possible to further improve the efficiency of collecting the magnetic material by repetitively lift and the dispensing chip itself. 【0042】 【発明の効果】この発明は、以上説明したように構成されているので、検体分注や希釈、試薬分注、洗浄液分注等の作業を1本のピペットで、クロスコンタミネーションを心配することなく行なうことができるので、ピペットの駆動制御が非常に簡略化され、かつ、自動分析装置の構成も大幅に簡略化される等、幾多の優れた効果を奏する。 [0042] [Effect of the Invention] The present invention, which is configured as described above, the specimen dispensing and dilution, reagent dispensing, the work such as the cleaning liquid dispensing a single pipette, the cross-contamination can be performed without the worry, the drive control of the pipette is greatly simplified, and exhibits like the configuration of the automatic analyzer is also greatly simplified, excellent effects of many.

【図面の簡単な説明】 【図1】この発明の一実施例に係るカートリッジ容器の斜視図である。 BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS FIG. 1 is a perspective view of the cartridge container according to an embodiment of the present invention. 【図2】同カートリッジ容器の断面図である。 2 is a cross-sectional view of the cartridge container. 【図3】同カートリッジ容器の平面図である。 3 is a plan view of the cartridge container. 【符号の説明】 32 カートリッジ容器32A〜32H 穴36 分注チップ55 チップサック [Description of Reference Numerals] 32 cartridge container 32A~32H hole 36 dispensing chips 55 chips sack

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  1. (57)【特許請求の範囲】 【請求項1】 基部と、当該基部に設けられた複数の穴とを有し、当該複数の穴の内、一の穴は光学測定用の穴であり、また、上記基部には、分注チップを保持する保持部が設けられ、かつ、上記基部に、当該カートリッジ容器に関する情報が付されたことを特徴とするカートリッジ容器。 (57) and [Claims 1. A base and a plurality of holes provided in the base portion, among the plurality of holes, one hole is a hole for an optical measurement, Further, the above base, the dispensing holding portion for holding the chip is provided, and the cartridge container, wherein the said base, the information on the cartridge container is attached.
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