Vertical Chamber for Gel Electrophoresis

Description (Brief)
This vertical chamber for gel electrophoresis was made in 1974 for the Stanley Cohen lab at Stanford University. Gel electrophoresis was one of the most important tools Cohen and Boyer used to analyze the effects of restriction enzymes on plasmids. The technique allows a way to visualize and isolate molecules by separating them out according to their length using an electrical current (for power supply see object 1987.0757.27).
For more information on the Cohen/Boyer experiments with recombinant DNA see object 1987.0757.01
Accession file
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Cohen, Stanley N.
associated place
United States: California, Stanford, Stanford
Physical Description
plastic (overall material)
wire (overall material)
red (overall color)
black (overall color)
overall: 21 cm x 19 cm x 17.5 cm; 8 9/32 in x 7 15/32 in x 6 7/8 in
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Credit Line
Stanley N. Cohen, MD and Stanford University Medical Center
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Data Source
National Museum of American History


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