Automatic DNA analyser

Made:
1999 in United Kingdom and Foster City
maker:
Applied Biosystems Inc.

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3700 DNA Analyser, serial number 100000552, made by PE Biosystems, USA in May 1999. Full view, gallery shot.
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3700 DNA Analyser, serial number 100000552, made by PE Biosystems, USA in May 1999. Detail view.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

3700 DNA Analyser, serial no. 100000552, made by PE Biosystems, Foster City, California, United States, May 1999.

When this automatic DNA analyser was made in May 1999 it was the fastest machine on the market. Without automated machinery, scientists working on the Human Genome Project would not have completed the project within just thirteen years. The project, which aimed to sequence the chemical structure of human DNA and identify the genes that determine heredity, was completed in 2003. This machine was made by P E Biosystems, now part of Life Technologies.

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Details

Category:
Biotechnology
Object Number:
2001-603
Materials:
aluminium (metal), electronic components, plastic (unidentified), steel (metal) and zinc (metal)
type:
dna analyser
credit:
Applied Biosystems Limited

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