PTC-225 Tetrad thermal cycler, United States, 1995

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1995

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2005-57 Pt1, A PTC-225 Tetrad thermal cycler made by MJ Research, Inc., Waltham, Massachusetts in 1995. Used to
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A PTC-225 Tetrad thermal cycler made by MJ Research, Inc., Waltham, Massachusetts in 1995. Used to amplify DNA, this machine is of the sort supplied to The Sanger Centre in Cambridge, UK, for their work on sequencing the Human Genome.

Known as a thermal cycler or PCR, this machine is used to duplicate DNA and produce millions of identical copies within a matter of hours. The Sanger Institute in Cambridge, England, used this type of equipment for their work on sequencing the human genome. The project, which aimed to sequence the chemical structure of human DNA and identify the genes that determine heredity, was completed in 2003. The machine was made by M J Research Inc and each pod can amplify different samples.

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Category:
Biotechnology
Object Number:
2005-57 Pt1
type:
thermal cycler
credit:
Biorad Laboratories

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