US 10,888,865 B2
Device and method for sample collection
Xiang Li, Beijing (CN); Xiaobing Mu, Beijing (CN); and Huiying Feng, Beijing (CN)
Assigned to Coyote Bioscience Co., Ltd., Beijing (CN)
Filed by Coyote Bioscience Co., Ltd., Beijing (CN)
Filed on Jan. 3, 2018, as Appl. No. 15/861,011.
Application 15/861,011 is a continuation of application No. PCT/CN2015/083894, filed on Jul. 13, 2015.
Prior Publication US 2018/0243736 A1, Aug. 30, 2018
Int. Cl. B01L 3/00 (2006.01); G01N 1/02 (2006.01); A61B 10/02 (2006.01); G01N 1/38 (2006.01); G01N 33/487 (2006.01); A61B 10/00 (2006.01)
CPC B01L 3/5029 (2013.01) [A61B 10/02 (2013.01); B01L 3/523 (2013.01); B01L 3/545 (2013.01); G01N 1/02 (2013.01); G01N 1/38 (2013.01); G01N 33/48778 (2013.01); A61B 10/007 (2013.01); A61B 10/0051 (2013.01); A61B 2010/0074 (2013.01); A61B 2010/0216 (2013.01); B01L 2200/0689 (2013.01); B01L 2300/021 (2013.01); B01L 2300/022 (2013.01); B01L 2300/042 (2013.01); B01L 2300/046 (2013.01); B01L 2300/06 (2013.01); G01N 2001/028 (2013.01); G01N 2001/383 (2013.01); G01N 2800/26 (2013.01)] 23 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A device for collecting a sample from a subject for nucleic acid amplification, comprising:
a collection vessel that includes reagents necessary for nucleic acid amplification, wherein said collection vessel is adapted to accept at least one swab containing said sample;
a cap integrated with said collection vessel and having a channel extending therethrough to permit said at least one swab to be deposited in said collection vessel, wherein said channel is closable upon rotation of said cap; and
at least one cutting member that severs a longitudinal portion of a stem of said at least one swab extending through said channel upon rotation of said cap,
wherein said collection vessel and/or said cap are dimensioned such that upon depositing said at least one swab in said collection vessel, said stem of said at least one swab extends through said channel, and
wherein upon rotation of said cap, said at least one cutting member severs a longitudinal portion of said stem of said at least one swab extending through said channel to provide said at least one swab sealed in said collection vessel and in contact with said reagents necessary for nucleic acid amplification.