420A Amino Acid Analyser, England, 1989
Advertising for the 420A Amino Acid Analyser, made by Applied Biosystems Ltd., states that this completely automated machine removes human error from handling and guarantees consistency and fair testing. Amino acids are the building blocks for proteins in the body. All proteins are formed from combinations of twenty amino acids. The machine would have been used in laboratories by scientists investigating the structure of proteins.
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Proteins are large organic compounds made of amino acids. They are essential to all living cells and organisms.
Glossary: amino acid analyser
used in laboratories to analyse amino acids