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Instruments on Display (1971—1999)
1971: BUN Analyzer - The Beckman BUN analyzer provided rapid, convenient and accurate measures of urea nitrogen in blood, where abnormal levels indicated kidney malfunction.
1971: Beckman KliNa Flame Photometer - This instrument provided automated sampling, dilution and analysis of sodium and potassium or sodium and lithium with answers digitally displayed and printed.
1973: Century SS-1 pH Meter - A high-impedance millivoltmeter that displays the values on a front panel.
1973: Model 4500 Digital pH Meter - This digital version of the Beckman pH Meter is used for in-vitro diagnostic pH testing and other types of potentiometric measurements.
1975: Beckman Airfuge Ultracentrifuge - This compact, tabletop ultracentrifuge reaches speeds of up to 110,000 rpm providing enhanced accuracy of patients test results.
1986: Pocket pH Meter - The pocket-sized pH Meter was made possible by replacing the vacuum tubes and large batteries of previous pH Meters with automatic circuitry. The pocket pH Meter was used to check the pH levels swimming pools.
1993: P/ACE 5510 Capillary Electrophoresis system - Preceded by the 2000 and 5000 models, this model employed a powerful separation technique resulting in quicker analysis times.
1995: Oligo1000M DNA Synthesizer - This instrument synthesized as many as eight DNA molecules at the same time. It provided more options and flexibility than the original 1000 model released three years earlier.
1996: Avanti J-30I Centrifuge - The display model has a V-shaped cutaway that allows viewers to see the interior mechanics of the instrument that isolates and separates solid particles from fluids. The centrifuge was primarily used by hospital labs and blood banks to prepare blood samples for testing and by research labs to purify cells, proteins and nucleic acids.
1999: COULTER® AcT Diff 2 Hematology Analyzer - This affordable, easy-to-use system offered a small sample volume in both open and closed analysis modes, a wide operating range and multiple output formats.