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    • 1940 – 1949

    This vessel is believed to be one of the original fermentation pans used by researchers at Oxford University to produce penicillin in the 1940s.

    Rectangular porcelain vessel used for growing penicillin; sealed at all…

    • 1976

    Beckman's Biogamma Radioimmuno Analyzer was introduced in 1973. Radioimmunoassay (RIA) is a technique for measuring the antigen concentration. Known quantities of radioactive (labeled or “hot”) antigens and antibodies…

    • 1973 – 1982

    Beckman's Biogamma Radioimmuno Analyzer was introduced in 1973. Radioimmunoassay (RIA) is a technique for measuring the antigen concentration. Known quantities of radioactive (labeled or “hot”) antigens and antibodies…

    • 1973 – 1982

    Beckman's Biogamma Radioimmuno Analyzer was introduced in 1973. Radioimmunoassay (RIA) is a technique for measuring the antigen concentration. Known quantities of radioactive (labeled or “hot”) antigens and antibodies…

    • 1973 – 1982

    Beckman's Biogamma Radioimmuno Analyzer was introduced in 1973. Radioimmunoassay (RIA) is a technique for measuring the antigen concentration. Known quantities of radioactive (labeled or “hot”) antigens and antibodies…

    • circa 1979

    Beckman's Creatinine Analyzer 2 debuted in 1979. Creatinine, a byproduct of muscle metabolism, can be measured to determine renal function.

    • 1973 – 1982

    The instruments filling this room -- Beckman Instruments' System TR, introduced in 1973 -- were the first automated analyzer for clinical enzymes. The two men in the background of this image are unidentified.

    • 1975 – 1984

    Beckman's Biogamma II was introduced in 1975. Radioimmunoassay (RIA) is a technique for measuring the antigen concentration. Known quantities of radioactive (labeled or “hot”) antigens and antibodies are mixed, then…

    • circa 1979

    Beckman's Creatinine Analyzer 2 debuted in 1979. Creatinine, a byproduct of muscle metabolism, can be measured to determine renal function.

    • circa 1965

    Electronics Engineer William Birnbaum demonstrates a Phonocardiogram System (including at Type 531 Oscilloscope), manufactured by Beckman Instruments. This instrument was used on at least one of the Project Gemini…

    • circa 1977

    Beckman Instruments debuted an Immunochemistry Analyzer in 1977 and an Auto ICS (Immunochemistry System) in 1980.

    • circa 1965

    Kayser, a Beckman Instruments project engineer, is holding electroencephalograph electrodes and a signal conditioner. This oscilloscope-based device was used aboard at least one of the Gemini spacecrafts to monitor…

    • circa 1965

    Dr. Robert Gafford, a project manager for Beckman Instruments, holds a Cardiovascular Reflex Conditioning System. This instrument was used aboard at least one of the Project Gemini manned spaceflights in 1965-1966 in an…

    • circa 1980

    First produced in 1980, the Beckman Auto ICS (Immunochemistry System) is a fully automated system that measures specific protein concentrations in body fluids. It can be used to monitor the presence and concentration of…

    • 1964

    Alan Kahn was Beckman's Medical Director. He is pictured holding an electrode designed for use during surgery and research projects. It monitored electrical signals from the brain, heart, and muscle tissue.