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  • Bio-Rad's Silver Stain Plus Kit

    Bio-Rad's Silver Stain Plus Kit

    Thursday, November 18, 2004
    Silver staining is one of the most sensitive methods for detecting proteins in a polyacrylamide gel. By using a silver stain, it’s possible to detect as little as 1ng/band of protein as compared to ... read more
  • Bio-Rad’s Aurum Total RNA Mini Kit

    Bio-Rad’s Aurum Total RNA Mini Kit

    Wednesday, March 03, 2004
    A little while ago I was having technical difficulties obtaining total RNA from yeast cells for northern blot analysis. As usual, I was in a rush to get these experiments done, but I wasn’t sure ... read more
  • Bio-Rad’s  Protean IEF Cell

    Bio-Rad’s Protean IEF Cell

    Wednesday, September 11, 2002
    The BioRad Protean IEF cell is designed to carry out the first dimension of 2-dimensional gel electrophoresis. The unit consists of a dedicated, programmable power supply with a Peltier-cooled ... read more
  • Bio-Rad's DC Protein Assay

    Bio-Rad's DC Protein Assay

    Wednesday, July 31, 2002
    The DC Protein Assay is a colorometric assay for the determination of protein concentration from Bio-Rad. Like other protein assays by Bio-Rad, the DC assay is based on established techniques, in ... read more
  • BioRad's Rotofor Cell System

    BioRad's Rotofor Cell System

    Wednesday, July 17, 2002
    The BioRad Rotofor Cell System is designed to perform solution-phase, preparative isoelectric focusing of complex protein mixtures. The Rotofor Cell consists of a cylindrical focusing chamber into ... read more
  • Bio-Rad’s Model 583 Gel Dryer

    Bio-Rad’s Model 583 Gel Dryer

    Wednesday, November 07, 2001
    The Bio-Rad Model 583 Gel Dryer, along with the Bio-Rad HydroTech Vacuum Pump, is used in our lab primarily to dry polycacrylamide gels of all types. This gel dryer, which is 11 x 55 x 50 cm with a ... read more
  • Bio-Rad's Poly-Prep Columns

    Bio-Rad's Poly-Prep Columns

    Wednesday, October 17, 2001
    For the past several months, I have been using Bio-Rad’s Poly-Prep Chromatography Columns for preparing immunoglobin-G and glutathione-sepharose columns for protein purification... read more
  • Biorad’s Gene Pulser II System

    Biorad’s Gene Pulser II System

    Wednesday, September 26, 2001
    For some time now our lab has used the Bio-Rad Gene Pulser II System for the efficient electroporation of eukaryotic and prokaryotic cells. The electroporation method for transforming cells is based ... read more
  • Bio-Rad’s Criterion Precast System

    Bio-Rad’s Criterion Precast System

    Wednesday, September 05, 2001
    Electrophoresis is one of those tools that is central to almost everything you do in a lab. The ability to quickly load and analyze samples accurately is imperative to productive research. Because ... read more
  • DNA Engine Tetrad from MJ Research (now Bio-Rad)

    DNA Engine Tetrad from MJ Research (now Bio-Rad)

    Tuesday, July 10, 2001
    When you perform thousands of PCR reactions a week, a reliable thermal cycler is an absolute necessity. For this reason, our laboratory chose to purchase the DNA Engine Tetrad from MJ Research. This... read more
  • Bio-Rad’s Trans-Blot SD Semi-Dry Electrophoretic Transfer Cell

    Bio-Rad’s Trans-Blot SD Semi-Dry Electrophoretic Transfer Cell

    Tuesday, May 15, 2001
    The Trans-Blot Semi-Dry Transfer Cell manufactured by Bio-Rad incorporates the original concept of semi-dry blotting and adds new features that allow for a quicker transfer with less cleaning required... read more
  • PowerPac 200 Power Supply

    PowerPac 200 Power Supply

    Thursday, July 06, 2000
    The BioRad PowerPac 200 is a power supply ideal for SDS-PAGE and western blotting. As its name indicates, it reaches only 200V but it can withstand up to 2 Amps. This makes this power supply ideal for... read more