Pipetman, micropipettor

Description (Brief)
This object is a micropipettor for measuring and transferring small, precise volumes of liquid. It was used by scientists at Genentech, a biotechnology company, for small reactions such as digesting DNA.
The micropipettor was developed by Dr. Warren Gilson in 1972.
Sources:
Gilson, “About Us.” http://www.pipetman.com/AboutUs.aspx
Zinnen, Tom. “The Micropipette Story.” WisconIngenuity. http://www.biotech.wisc.edu/outreach/pipettestory.html
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
micropipettor
date made
January 1986-January 1991
user
Genentech, Inc.
maker
Gilson, Inc.
Physical Description
plastic (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 10 1/2 in x 2 1/4 in x 1 1/8 in; 26.67 cm x 5.715 cm x 2.8575 cm
used
United States: California, South San Francisco
ID Number
2012.0198.34
accession number
2012.0198
catalog number
2012.0198.34
serial number
D20630A
subject
Science & Mathematics
Biotechnology and Genetics
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Medicine and Science: Biological Sciences
Biotechnology and Genetics
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Genentech

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