About the Clinical Laboratory Analyzer Archive

How Can Others Help?

ADLM's History Division welcomes the submission of images of clinical laboratory analyzers and associated materials. As well as images of the analyzers, the Division also intends to include images of prototypes and disposables, and electronic versions of instrument manuals, advertisements, and brochures.

Division members would appreciate visitors reading the archive and providing missing information, confirming dates and the identity of analyzers, and sending in new or better images (slides, photographs) of analyzers (please contact: [email protected]).


The Division gratefully acknowledge the contributions of Carl Burtis, Francesco Dati, Helen Free, Neil Greenberg, Charles Hawker, Kenta Imai, Jack Levine, David Ledden, Paul D’Orazio, Christopher Price, Donald Young, Jack Zakowski, and the following companies for supplying images of their products: LabX (Midland, ON, Canada), Instrumentation Laboratory (Bedford, MA), Beckman Coulter Inc. (Brea, CA).

Archive Development Team

Larry Kricka, Ed Neren, Peter Wilding
Please send all correspondence to: [email protected]


Kricka LJ, Imai K, Wilding P.  Don’t throw it away – send it to me!! Clin Chem 2010, 56: 1778-80.
Alpert NL. Automated instruments for clinical chemistry: Review and preview. Clin Chem 1969:15:1198-1209.
Midyett R. Ten instruments that changed the lab.  MLO 2005;May:30-33.
Skeggs Jr LT. Persistence … and prayer: From the artificial kidney to the AutoAnalyzer. Clin Chem 2000;46:1425-36.
College of American Pathologists Survey of Instruments. http://www.cap.org/apps/cap.portal (Accessed February 2011).