Biotechnology Basics: Chromatography

What is chromatography? Chromatography is the separation of molecules based on their physical properties by passing a fluid sample through a solid, stationary matrix.  The interactions between the sample and the matrix influence the way the molecules flow through the…

Biotechnology Basics: Making the Polymerase Chain Reaction Easier with PCR EdvoBeads

Invented in 1983 by Kary Mullis, PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) has become indispensable in modern molecular biology research. Through a clever use of DNA polymerase Dr. Mullis discovered a method to quickly create many copies of a specific sequence of…

Outbreak! Learning about Zika Testing and Transmission

Looking for a way to keep your immunology or virology lessons fresh? Consider teaching the lesson from a biomedical diagnostic point of view! Here, we describe how Zika Virus can be used to teach the Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay (or…