This program features equipment for use at individual schools. To participate, teachers must have attended field trips or workshops involving biotechnology laboratory work at the BTC Institute in recent years.

Generally, equipment can be checked out for two weeks at a time.
Listed equipment is free to loan but you will be responsible acquiring and returning materials. Face-to-face pick-ups and drop-offs can be arranged around school hours.

For more information and to reserve equipment, please contact: Aidan Holmes, Associate Education Director.

Equipment Loan List

 NEW – MiniOne Electrophoresis System and Carrying Case – includes:

Heat Blocks – for 20 tubes

Power Supplies – capable of running two gels @ 250 Volts

Horizontal Gel Boxes – with gel trays and combs (6, 8,10 and 12-well available for each)

Thermal Cyclers – holds forty eight 0.5ml tubes, requires mineral oil, does not have a 4°C hold, manual included for programming

Tabletop Minicentrifuges – low speed, capable of 3000 – 5000 rpm

Microcentrifuges – higher speed, capable of 13,000 rpm

UV Light Boxes – for use with Ethidium Bromide, FOTOVision, or other fluorescent nucleic acid stains

White Light Boxes – for use with methylene blue stain

p20 Micropipettes – for pipetting volumes from 1 – 20 uL

p200 Micropipettes – for pipetting volumes from 20 – 200 uL

p1000 Micropipettes – for pipetting volumes from 200 – 1000 uL

Vortex-Style Tube Mixers – for agitating small samples