Three Perspex tanks for gel electrophoresis, Europe, 1975-1990

Made:
1975-1990 in Europe
maker:
Unknown

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3 perspex tanks for gel electrophoresis, with platinum electrodes, used in chracterization of the gene for human blood factor VIII

Electrophoresis is a technique used in biochemistry to separate complex mix-tures of similar chemicals. These three Perspex tanks were used in research towards making bacteria produce the human blood factor, Factor VIII. This is needed by people with haemophilia, whose blood would not clot without it. This material is otherwise produced from human blood, presenting a risk of infection from blood-borne diseases such as AIDS. The process was achieved in 1984.

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Category:
Biochemistry
Object Number:
1994-673
Materials:
boxes, perspex, electrode, platinum
Measurements:
part 3: 104 mm x 203 mm x 83 mm, .36kg
part 2: 57 mm x 250 mm x 143 mm, .57kg
type:
electrophoresis equipment
credit:
Genentech Inc.
status:
Permanent collection

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