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Vacuum enhanced cutaneous biopsy instrument

United States Patent

December 5, 2000
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A syringe-like disposable cutaneous biopsy instrument equipped with a tubular blade at its lower end, and designed so that a vacuum is created during use, said vacuum serving to retain undeformed a plug of tissue cut from a patient's skin.
Collins; Joseph (St. Petersburg, FL)
The United States of America as represented by the United States Department of Energy (Washington, DC)
09/ 339,915
June 25, 1999
The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC04-92AL73000 between the U.S. Department of Energy and the Martin Marietta Specialty Components, Inc.