Electrophoresis Chamber

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Description (Brief)
This plastic chamber was part of a set-up for a vertical gel electrophoresis chamber used in the lab at Genentech, a biotechnology company, in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Gel electrophoresis is a technique that uses the electrical charges of molecule to separate them by their length. It is often used to analyze DNA fragments. “Yansura,” the name of one of the scientists who used the set-up, is etched on one side of the chamber.
Currently not on view
Genentech, Inc.
United States: California, South San Francisco
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
overall: 3 1/8 in x 9 1/4 in x 5 9/16 in; 7.9375 cm x 23.495 cm x 14.12875 cm
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Credit Line
Gift of Genentech
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Biotechnology and Genetics
Data Source
National Museum of American History


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