EdvoTech Tip: Using Buffer in Electrophoresis Experiments

Agarose gel electrophoresis is a simple yet powerful technique used in the biotechnology laboratory. This biotechnology technique uses electricity and a porous gel matrix to separate mixtures of molecules into discrete zones, or bands, based on the physical properties of…

A Quick Guide to Using SYBR Safe DNA Stain in Edvo-Kits

SYBR Safe DNA Stain is a quick and easy method to visualize DNA in agarose gels. It is a safer and more sensitive DNA stain alternative to ethidium bromide, and can be used with blue light or UV exposure. This…

Biotech Basics – Visualizing DNA

What is agarose gel electrophoresis? Electrophoresis is a technique that allows us to separate DNA, RNA or proteins into bands according to their size.  For more information about this technique, be sure to check out our previous post describing electrophoresis.…

Biotech Basics: Agarose Gel Electrophoresis

Agarose gel electrophoresis is a biotechnology technique used to separate DNA molecules according to their size.  The mixture of molecules is added into depressions (or “wells”) within a gel, and then an electrical current is passed through the gel (Fig.…