Entries by miniPCR Team

Upcoming webinar: COVID-19 Vaccines with Dr. Alex Dainis

Free webinar for students, teachers, and the general public Join miniPCR bio and Dr. Alex Dainis for a discussion of COVID-19 vaccines! We’ll cover the history of vaccines, the science of how they help your immune system fight infection, and the new methods that scientists are using to create a vaccine against SARS-CoV-2. Monday, September […]

miniPCR bio announces launch of the GELATO™ electrophoresis system for fast DNA analysis

New laboratory tool promises analytical power in a small footprint CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Sept. 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — miniPCR bio, a manufacturer of scientific tools for educators and researchers, today announced the launch of the GELATO™, an integrated DNA analysis system. GELATO™ combines gel electrophoresis with transillumination technology, allowing for simultaneous nucleic acid separation and visualization in a single, […]

Genes in Space names winning experiment to be performed on International Space Station

Student-led investigation will focus on spaceflight-induced changes in drug metabolism Boston, MA, August 6, 2020 – Student Kristoff Misquitta (17) has won the sixth annual Genes in Space competition. Misquitta, who attends Stuyvesant High School in New York, NY, proposed to study drug metabolism on the International Space Station (ISS). His experiment will be performed by astronauts aboard the ISS next year. […]

Teaching Biology from Home? We’re Here to Help!

With all the uncertainty surrounding the upcoming school year regarding COVID-19 and its impact on what classrooms will look like in the fall, we’ve decided to round up all our resources that might help support biology teachers with new teaching models. Whether that’s teaching remotely or a hybrid model, hands-on activities and labs will be […]

miniPCR bio™ products launch in India

Boston, July 23rd 2020. miniPCR bio™ announced today its plans to distribute its line of molecular biology products in the Indian market in partnership with Biolinx India Pvt Ltd. To scale up their presence in the Indian market, the companies hosted a virtual launch event on 23rd of July 2020, organized by Biolinx India Pvt Ltd., and presented by Sebastian […]

Live Demo: Viral Diagnostics Lab (Preview)

Join Dr. Katy Martin for a first look at our upcoming Viral Diagnostics Lab, scheduled for release this fall. Students learn how molecular techniques can identify the viral agents causing infectious disease outbreaks, and watch Katy use gel electrophoresis to test fictional patient samples in real time. Appropriate for introductory through advanced biology students, this lab […]

Live Demo: Forensic DNA Lab

Join Dr. Allison Nishitani for a live webinar on forensic DNA analysis.  Learn how forensic scientists create DNA profiles and watch Allison test DNA evidence using gel electrophoresis.  This webinar is ideal for distance learning.  Students can use Allison’s data to gain experience analyzing real gel electrophoresis results.  Free worksheets will be available to guide […]

Learning at home: BioBits® hands-on labs for high school students

In light of the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, schools had to shift their teaching from the classroom to online. This limited teaching to mostly sharing virtual resources, such as slides, videos, and worksheets. However, for the sciences, there is no replacement for authentic, hands-on lab activities or experiments that engage students and allow them to apply […]

Live Demo: P51™ Molecular Glow Labs™

Join us for a free lab demo. Dr. Ally Huang performs a live demonstration of two engaging labs that require just a micropipette and a simple fluorescence viewer. The P51™ DNA Glow Lab™ explores DNA structure hands-on, observing how sequence, temperature, and other variables influence base pairing. The P51™ β-Gal Enzyme Glow Lab reveals enzyme […]

Live Demo: Sickle Cell Genetics with Bruce Bryan

Join our curriculum director, Bruce Bryan, for a live demo of one of our most popular labs. Using gel electrophoresis, we will explore the links between genes and disease by diagnosing a fictional family for sickle cell anemia. See how a simple lab exercise can lead students through a rich exploration of a wide array of […]