From Wisconsin to the World:

The Story of a Lab Super Hero

An Inventor's Account of the Innovation and Evolution of Pipetman

Tuesday, April 16, 2013
5-6 p.m. presentation followed by reception
H.F. DeLuca Forum, Town Center of the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery
330 N. Orchard St., Madison, WI 53715

More than five million sold globally, an icon of lab science and an innovation that enabled entire new fields of research, Gilson's Pipetman, the first continuously adjustable pipette, was conceived in Wisconsin and introduced to the world in 1972.

Soon labs in the U.S. and beyond eagerly adopted this revolutionary device that greatly simplified lab work, playing a vital role in everything from malaria research in Africa to pharmaceutical development in the U.S. and forensic identification of mass graves in Colombia.

Join us for a special Gilson Series and Year of Innovation presentation that recounts the inspirational story of innovation that continues to make this legendary device a staple in research labs today.

Invented by Warren Gilson, a former UW–Madison faculty member, and commercially developed by French entrepreneur and inventor Eric Marteau D'Autry, this product's story demonstrates the best of Wisconsin innovation and collaboration.

From Wisconsin to the World: The Story of a Lab Super Hero
An Inventor's Account of the Innovation and Evolution of Pipetman

Presenters:

Dr. Robert Gilson, president, Gilson Inc.
Eric Marteau D'Autry, co-founder, Gilson France
Kevin Barrett, senior vice president, strategic business development, Gilson Inc.

A true Wisconsin innovation that went global!

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