Wednesday, January 25, 2006

The Original Micropipette

The micropipette was invented in 1957 at University of Marburg, Germany by postdoc Heinrich Schnitger. Frustrated by repetitive pipetting of small volumes using glass micropipettes, Schnitger developed a prototype with a spring-loaded piston and a removable plastic tip for containing liquid.
The Scientist tells us about the origin of the micropipette. They even have a picture. Neat, huh?

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