The CyberFluor™ 615 Immunoanalyzer

(a.k.a. CFI615)

Believe it or not - they are still in active duty in the lab of Dr. Eleftherios Diamandis (aka Lefty) and Dr. Tasoula Diamandis at Mount Sinai Hospital

September 30, 2002

On Monday, September 30, 2002, Rob Rothwell was called in to fix some units, some of which had been in storage for many, many years. We took some pictures of the insides of various 615's.

The man who can fix almost anything...

Inside a laser unit.

Inside a flash lamp unit.

The computing power inside - an IBM PC clone, complete with a 8088 processor, and a 8087 numeric co-processor.

August 16, 2001

On Thursday, August 16, 2001, I visited Dr. Eleftherios Diamandis (aka Lefty) and Dr. Tasoula Diamandis at their lab in the Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Department at Mount Sinai Hospital.

They have three CFI615s - all still functioning and being used regularly for research. I wanted to open one of the units to take a look (and some pictures) inside, but after discussing this with Lefty and Tasoula, we decided that this was a bad idea. The units had not been moved in many years, and opening a drawer may cause something to break. Finding a replacement part now would be next to impossible (anyone know where to purchase an IBM-XT motherboard with an Intel 8088 processor running at 4.77 MHz?).

The center unit is S/N 8802025 - which means it was completed in February 1988! The right most unit is S/N 9004151 (completed in April 1990). The left most unit was displaying reading results, so I was unable to determine the S/N.
Thanks to the doctors for their time, and for access to their lab and the CFI615s.

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