Today, KMC Systems and Google celebrate the 93rd birthday of British biophysicist and X-ray crystallographer Rosalind Franklin.
Her work discovering the double helix structure of DNA played a significant role in determining the genetic information passed from parent to child and laid the foundation for KMC's work designing, developing and manufacturing
medical instruments that automate DNA extraction and detection.
According to the Rosalind Franklin Wikipedia page:
Franklin is best known for her work on the X-ray diffraction images of DNA which led to the discovery of the DNA double helix. Her data, according to Francis Crick, were "the data we actually used" to formulate Crick and Watson's 1953 hypothesis regarding the structure of DNA. Franklin's images of X-ray diffraction confirming the helical structure of DNA were shown to Watson without her approval or knowledge. Though this image and her accurate interpretation of the data provided valuable insight into the DNA structure, Franklin's scientific contributions to the discovery of the double helix are often overlooked.
What began with Franklin's Photo 51 image of a DNA strand has evolved into the design and manufacture of medical devices that detect, extract, purify and amplify samples of DNA for pharmacological research and genomics.
KMC Systems is proud to continue Franklin's work and to make researching DNA easier for those who have followed her by developing our clients' groundbreaking medical technology that automates the DNA extraction process.
The molecular diagnostic medical instruments that KMC designs, develops and manufactures allow researchers to detect infectious diseases and bacterial RNA in blood faster and more accurately than ever before.
Thank you Rosalind Franklin for your contribution, which plays a vital role not only in the medical device manufacturing work that we do here at KMC Systems but to the medical industry and all of society, as well.
Your contribution has helped us provide innovative solutions that protect and save lives.