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…

Biotechnology Basics: SDS Polyacrylamide-Gel Electrophoresis

What is SDS-PAGE? SDS polyacrylamide-gel electrophoresis, or SDS-PAGE, is a technique that is used to separate proteins according to their molecular weight.  What do I need to separate proteins?  In addition to your protein sample, you will need:  Sodium Dodecyl…