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…

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…

EdvoTech Tips: Sterilization without an autoclave

We're rolling out a new video series on our YouTube Channel:  Technical tip videos!  For our first, we'll be covering a frequent teacher question: how can I sterilize media without an expensive autoclave?  Read on for more information, or view…

Edvotek at Home: Restriction Enzyme Analysis of DNA

Our next EDVOTEK® at Home lesson is modeled off of our kit Restriction Enzyme Analysis of DNA. In this lesson, students will virtually explore restriction digests, gel electrophoresis, and size determination using a standard curve.While we believe hands-on experimentation is…