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A Lab with history

The origin of the David J Apple International Laboratory for Ocular Pathology goes back to the establishment in 1980 by David Apple and Randall J. Olson MD of a pathology laboratory i...

In history, Aug 01, 2013

The Legend of Albert Schweitzer

Albert Schweitzer (1875 – 1965) was multi-talented: a theologian, a doctor of medicine, a church organist, philosopher, pacifist and a philanthropist. Schweitzer committed his life to this work. We must keep these ideals in mind as we build and develop the David Apple Laboratory in Heidelberg.

In news, Feb 22, 2013


Professor Gerd Auffarth is the Professor of Ophthalmology at Heidelberg University. He worked with David Apple in the early 1990s at the Medical University of South Carolina. The lab is now housed in a thriving international laboratory for research work on intraocular devices that David initiated.

In lab, Jan 07, 2013

Crossing an Ocean – the laboratory that moved

Last year, the Laboratory moved from Charleston South Carolina to University Eye Department of the University of Heidelberg. The intention is to create an international laboratory for research on intraocular ophthalmic devices. All of Professor Apple’s archives, historical laboratory samples and correspondence are housed.

In news, Nov 02, 2012

Why Heidelberg?

Heidelberg University is a public research university in the state of Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It dates to 1386 when Rupert I, Elector of Palatine, founded it on the instruction of Pope Urban VI. Heidelberg researchers feature prominently in the invention of the Bunsen burner and the discovery of the elements Caesium and Rubidium.

In history, lab, Oct 24, 2012

Moving to Heidelberg.

“For us, it is a great honour to be able to carry on the legacy of this great man,” says the CEO of the company. “We are proud to be part of the project,’ he adds, “and we are looking forward to working with the team.”

In lab, news, Sep 11, 2012