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  • Invitrogen's ImMedia Growth Medium

    Invitrogen's ImMedia Growth Medium

    Life Technologies
    Wednesday, November 09, 2005
    ImMedia by Invitrogen is an easy-to-prepare bacterial growth medium that comes in liquid broth form and with agar for preparation of agar plates. Antibiotics are already added to the mixtures (... read more
  • Qiagen HiSpeed Plasmid Purification Kit

    Qiagen HiSpeed Plasmid Purification Kit

    Wednesday, May 30, 2001
    Qiagen produces an excellent range of products for the isolation and purification of nucleic acids in various contexts. Recently, they have added to this line-up with the release of the HiSpeed ... read more
  • Qiagen’s QIAquick Nucleotide Removal Kit

    Qiagen’s QIAquick Nucleotide Removal Kit

    Thursday, February 08, 2001
    The QIAquick nucleotide removal kit uses silica-gel membrane technology to purify DNA molecules from reaction samples. The kit contains columns with silica-gel membranes (QIAquick columns) as well as... read more
  • Qiagen’s Superfect Transfection Reagent

    Qiagen’s Superfect Transfection Reagent

    Wednesday, January 10, 2001
    There are a number of different products available to perform transfections, yet the efficiency of molecule delivery into the cell varies with each transfection protocol and is often cell-line ... read more
  • QIAexpress System from Qiagen

    QIAexpress System from Qiagen

    Tuesday, November 21, 2000
    The QIAexpress System contains the vectors, bacterial strains, affinity matrix and antibodies required for the purification of 6x-his tagged proteins. The QIAexpress System is made up of four ... read more
  • QIAGEN's QIAquick Gel Extraction Kit

    QIAGEN's QIAquick Gel Extraction Kit

    Thursday, August 17, 2000
    The QIAquick Gel Extraction Kit can be used after many manipulations (restriction digests, PCR, phosphatasing) to rapidly 'clean-up' DNA for downstream applications (ligations, in vitro transcription,... read more
  • QIAGEN’s OmniScript Reverse Transcriptase Kit

    QIAGEN’s OmniScript Reverse Transcriptase Kit

    Wednesday, August 08, 2001
    Some time ago I came across Qiagen’s OmniScript Reverse Transcriptase system to prepare CyDye labeled cDNA from total RNA (or mRNA) for microarray hybridization. Since then, I have used this ... read more
  • Qiagen’s RNeasy Mini Kit

    Qiagen’s RNeasy Mini Kit

    Thursday, March 07, 2002
    The RNeasy kit can purify total RNA from animal cells or tissues, bacteria and yeast and another similar kit is available for the extraction of total RNA from plants and filamentous fungi, the RNeasy ... read more
  • Qiagen's Genomic Tip G/100

    Qiagen's Genomic Tip G/100

    Thursday, May 16, 2002
    The G/100 columns isolate genomic DNA fragments ranging from 20 to 150 kilobase pairs (kbp) in size directly from whole blood, cultured cells, tissues, mouse tails, yeast, and both Gram-negative and ... read more
  • Qiagen’s TransMessenger Transfection Reagent

    Qiagen’s TransMessenger Transfection Reagent

    Wednesday, February 26, 2003
    The TransMessenger Transfection Reagent from Qiagen is designed for the efficient transfection of eukaryotic cells with RNA (including siRNA). The reagent works using principles similar to the ... read more
  • Qiagen’s QIAprep Spin Miniprep kit

    Qiagen’s QIAprep Spin Miniprep kit

    Tuesday, August 09, 2005
    Today, it seems like every company on the market sells a plasmid miniprep kit, thus, researchers have several to choose from. Our lab is currently using Qiagen’s QIAprep miniprep kit as our miniprep ... read more
  • Qiagen's QIAquick PCR Purification Kit

    Qiagen's QIAquick PCR Purification Kit

    Wednesday, July 20, 2005
    Every molecular biologist is concerned about the purity of their DNA samples. Whether performing RT-PCR, nested PCR, sequencing or fragment analysis, a critical step for a successful outcome is the ... read more
  • QIAGEN's QIAprep Spin Miniprep Kit

    QIAGEN's QIAprep Spin Miniprep Kit

    Tuesday, April 18, 2006
    This kit from QIAGEN allows you to go from bacterial culture to reasonably pure plasmid in about 20 minutes using a simple lysis, followed by elution from a supplied bind-and-release spin column. read more
  • Qiagen's QIAprep Spin Miniprep Kit

    Qiagen's QIAprep Spin Miniprep Kit

    Thursday, February 09, 2006
    Submitted by:
    Boyd Scott
    Senior Research Scientist/Vitae Pharmaceuticals

    Qiagen’s QIAprep Miniprep Kit is based on alkaline lysis of bacteria followed by adsorption onto a silica-gel-membrane in the ... read more
  • QIAGEN’s QIAprep Miniprep Kit

    QIAGEN’s QIAprep Miniprep Kit

    Wednesday, November 30, 2005
    Pure plasmid DNA is a critical component to success in any molecular biology lab as the majority of follow-up applications, from sequencing to transfection, relies on uncontaminated DNA. The Qiagen ... read more
  • QIAGEN's Endofree Plasmid Maxi Kit

    QIAGEN's Endofree Plasmid Maxi Kit

    Thursday, November 17, 2005
    Our lab works on the molecular manipulation of unicellular organisms and cell lines. One major aspect of our research is the transfection of plasmid DNA into these cells via injection or ... read more