kymograph chdr

In the entrance hall of the new quarters of the Centre for Human Drug Research, a kymograph on loan from Museum Boerhaave has been placed. A kymograph is a device that gives a graphical representation of a mechanical movement over time and was originally used mainly in pharmacological experiments. In that respect, the measuring instrument is an early forerunner of the studies into medicines now being carried out at the CHDR using the latest technologies and methods. 

The display case was custom-designed for this kymograph and is completely tailored to the materials and detailing of the current entrance hall. The cap is provided with an extremely transparent glass cover glued together with surgical precision. A small built-in LED screen relates the history and application of the device. Like the signage in the building, the lettering was done by graphic designer Reynoud Homan.

leiden / the netherlands

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chdr