This program features electrophoresis and photo-documentation 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
Heat Blocks – Holds 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 (it is important to be present when the cycling is finished so that reactions can be moved to refrigerator or freezer), (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
Small Vortex-Style Tube Mixers