Microcentrifuge

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Microcentrifuge

A microcentrifuge is an essential piece of equipment that is used in every life science research laboratory in the world. A microcentrifuge is a small toaster-sized device that can spin tubes ((0.5 mL, 1.5 mL, 2.0 mL)) at very high speeds. This process...

$760.00

A microcentrifuge is an essential piece of equipment that is used in every life science research laboratory in the world. A microcentrifuge is a small toaster-sized device that can spin tubes ((0.5 mL, 1.5 mL, 2.0 mL)) at very high speeds. This process allows you to separate different components in your tubes and is an important part of doing science.

This microcentrifuge can hold up to 12 microcentrifuge tubes at a time and spin at 15,000 RPM (~14,000 x g). It has a timer, so you set a time, start the centrifuge, and with the timer reaches zero, it will automatically stop spinning.

This microcentrifuge comes with all the accessories you need to get going right away: rotor, power supply & wrench.

The microcentrifuge ships in 2-3 weeks after you place your order. If you require yours for a specific date or event, please contact us before you order to see what we can do.

 

Over the course of ~31 hands-on experiment days*, you'll cover:

  • Chapter 5 - Extracting your engineered proteins
    • learn how to extract the proteins created by your engineer bacteria in real-life using the Extract-it kit,
    • continue understanding how cells know how to start, do and stop reading RNA (translation),
    • discover proteins & enzymes, promoters vs. the ribosomal binding site and the other RNAs (rRNA & tRNA),
    • learn and use the RNA to protein cipher.
  • Chapter 6 - Processing Chemicals with Enzymes
    • learn how to engineer cells to created small molecules and enzymes to create products like smells and color-changing molecules using the Smell-it kit and the Blue-it kit,
    • learn the basics of enzymatic chemical reactions,
    • understand the Four B’s of cell function in action,
    • discover protein enzymes as catalysis in cells,
    • learn the basic structure of atoms and the four major types of bonds,
    • explorer metabolic pathways and how they are used in genetic engineering and biotechnology. 
  • Chapter 7 - Manually turning on genes in situ
    • learn how to engineer cells or use pre-engineered cells and manually turn on genes using chemicals, and heat. Understand genetic switched in real-life using the Induce-it kit, and the Heat-it kit,
    • learn the mechanisms of gene expression,
    • revise and apply the coding and non-coding regions of genes knowledge from Ch. 4-5,
    • explore a DNA plasmid map,
    • start setting the stage for you to design your custom DNA plasmids.

During these STEM biotechnology experiments you will continue learning how to leverage bacteria, genes, chemistry, and DNA to make with biology.

After completing these hands-on activities, you will know how to extract products from cells, use genetic engineering to cause enzymatic reactions, and how to control and activate genes manually.

View the full learning journey here.

*This timeline is restricted to the hands-on activities, your reading speed, and how deep you want to delve into the fundamentals is up to you!

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