Nichiryo Nichipet EX Now in the Nobel Museum
Dr. Shinya Yamanaka won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2012 and donated three Nichiryo pipettes, NichipetEX as his commemorative gifts to the Nobel Museum.
Traditionally, the winners of the Nobel Prize will donate their own belongings to the Nobel Museum as meaningful gifts.
Dr. Shinya Yamanaka who devoted himself to studying iPS cells has used micropipettes, NichipetEX since 2000. When he won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2012, he decided to donate three Nichiryo pipettes, NichipetEX as his commemorative gifts to the Nobel Museum.
Now these pipettes have been on display in the museum since 16th March 2013.
When you have a chance to visit the museum in Stockholm, Sweden, please do not forget to find "NichipetEX".
Three micropipettes in the Nobel Museum now, NichipetEX donated by Dr. Yamanaka
Published: Dec 14th, 2012 by The Yomiuri Shimbun.
The winner of the Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine 2012, Dr. Shinya Yamanaka donated 3 micropipettes to the Nobel Museum. The museum will display his donations from February 2013.
A micropipette is a well-known laboratory tool used to transfer or measure minute amounts of fluid, microorganisms, etc.
These three micropipettes, NichipetEX were purchased in 2000 and has been used for doing research in iPS cells (Induced pluripotent stem cell) when Dr.Yamanaka was an assistant professor in Nara Institute of Science and Technology. That is why you can find his name written on the plastic tape.
In the meantime, visitors can also find X-rays producing apparatus invented by Dr.Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen who was the first Nobel Prize in Physics in 1901, the stuff donated by Hideki Yukawa who was the first Japanese Nobel Prize winner in Physics 1949, Photo-multipliers from Masatoshi Koshiba and many donation gifts from other winners.
After an expansion work finished next February here , these micropipettes NichipetEX will be displayed soon.
The officer, Mr. Olof Sommer said these micropipettes still could be used and hoped visitors could come to see them and be touched by Dr.Yamanaka's spirit.