Nucleic Acid Purification System

Made:
1989 in Warrington
maker:
Applied Biosystems Inc.

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GENEPURE 341 Nucleic Acid Purification System 1989. Detail view, black background.
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GENEPURE 341 Nucleic Acid Purification System 1989. Full 3/4 view, black background.
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GENEPURE 341 Nucleic Acid Purification System, 1989.

The ‘Genepure 341’ is a nucleic acid extractor. It was used within biotechnical research during the 1980s. It separates DNA from biological samples such as blood, cell cultures, viruses and plant tissues. The extraction process can be completed in four hours. The extractor can process up to eight samples simultaneously. Machines such as this were essential in biotechnology laboratories. They were used in the genetic modification of foods, animal cloning and genetic fingerprinting.

Details

Category:
Biochemistry
Object Number:
1996-312
Materials:
glass, metal, plastic
type:
acid purification system
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • scientific equipment
credit:
Applied Biosystems Limited

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