Biomek 1000 Laboratory Robot

Made:
1991 in Illinois and Fullerton
maker:
Cole-Parmer Incorporated
and
Beckman Instruments Inc.

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Biomek 1000 automated laboratory workstation, 'Laboratory Robot' with electric interface unit, software, computer,
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Biomek 1000 automated laboratory workstation, ex-demonstration model, 'Laboratory Robot' with pipetting tools, bulk dispenser/plate washer unit and accessories, by Beckman Instruments Inc., Fullerton, Orange county, California, United States, and Masterflex® pump and hoses by Cole-Parmer, Illinois, United States, American, 1991

This Biomek workstation automated many of the laboratory processes essential to the field of the life sciences, and was applied to specialisms such as immunology, drug discovery, molecular biology, and clinical research. The workstation integrated various laboratory functions into one machine complete with a Windows computer interface.

The promotional and marketing material for the Biomek 1000 boasts of its modular platform, which was designed to allow users to upgrade and add options as new technology becomes available.

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Details

Category:
Laboratory Medicine
Object Number:
1994-81/1
Materials:
aluminium alloy, electrical components, metal (unknown), plastic (unidentified), steel (metal)
Measurements:
Robot: 640 mm x 740 mm x 470 mm, 27 kg
Robot on stand: 1465 mm x 920 mm x 710 mm,
type:
laboratory robot
taxonomy:
  • robot
credit:
Beckman Instruments UK Limited

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