Propette, Prototype

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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).
Location
Currently not on view
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
rubber (overall material)
Measurements
average spatial: 36.2 cm x 26 cm x 38.1 cm; 14 1/4 in x 10 1/4 in x 15 in
ID Number
1994.0031.01
catalog number
1994.0031.01
accession number
1994.0031
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Medicine and Science: Biological Sciences
Science & Mathematics
Biotechnology and Genetics
Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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