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Gadgets Galore: Spring Vendor Show

By NIEHS
May 2006

Bill Sigmon, director and owner of Kennedy Office Supply, talks with Kelly Godfrey, supply technician at NIEHS, and Jeana Sanner, account manager at Kennedy.
Bill Sigmon, director and owner of Kennedy Office Supply, talks with Kelly Godfrey, supply technician at NIEHS, and Jeana Sanner, account manager at Kennedy. (Photo by Colleen Chandler)

Left, research fellow Carlos Navarro checks out the Biomek 3000 PCR liquid handler. Bill Martyanik, representing Beckman Coulter, explains how the equipment works.
Left, research fellow Carlos Navarro checks out the Biomek 3000 PCR liquid handler. Bill Martyanik, representing Beckman Coulter, explains how the equipment works. (Photo by Colleen Chandler)

The annual NIEHS Spring Vendor Show brought in about 30 vendors, including international vendors. Employees browsed the rows of wares in the Rodbell Auditorium, checking out the latest technology.

The show provides an opportunity for NIEHS staff to explore the possibilities with hands-on displays of new technology.

The technology on display varies slightly each year, but generally spans information technology to biotechnology and related machinery. Vendor show organizer Marcus Harris said more than 400 NIEHS employees and contractors attended the event.

Among the displays was the Biomek 3000 PCR liquid handler, which automatically does the pipetting, freeing lab techs to do other things, said Bill Martyanik, representing vendor Beckman Coulter.



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