Pro/pette, Prototype

Description (Brief)
This object is a prototype liquid-handling machine developed at Cetus Corporation in Emeryville, California, in the early 1980s. It was designed to facilitate bioactivity assays by automatically performing dilution series. It has the ability to manipulate small volumes of liquid on a microtiter plate. The Pro/pette was later adapted to become part of the first PCR machine, “Mr. Cycle” (see object 1993.0166.01).
Currently not on view
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Physical Description
metal (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
rubber (overall material)
average spatial: 36.2 cm x 26 cm x 38.1 cm; 14 1/4 in x 10 1/4 in x 15 in
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Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
Biotechnology and Genetics
Science & Mathematics
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Medicine and Science: Biological Sciences
Biotechnology and Genetics
Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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