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Now includes all the materials for our Bioengineering 101 course free with this kit!
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This DIY Lab starter kit provides all the equipment, reagents and materials you need to get started in molecular biology and genetic engineering. Also, includes a Genotyping Kit and supplies from our DIY CRISPR Kit so you can run your first experiments! Comes with tutorials explaining the Science and how to use the equipment.
This kit comes with
- PCR Machine w/Power Cord (IF SELECTED)
- Brand New 10k micro centrifuge (IF SELECTED)
- A set of 3 new lab grade pipettes (IF SELECTED)
- An agarose gel electrophoresis box and gel mold w/ comb (IF SELECTED)
- A power supply to run electrophoresis (IF SELECTED)
- PCR Tubes
- Pipette tips for each pipette
- 4 sided Tube Rack
- Temperature Controlled Heating Pad for growing cultures
- 10g Agarose
- 50g TAE Buffer mix(27g Tris Base/23g Tris Acetate/0.5g EDTA)
- 5g Kanamycin Sulfate
- 40g of LB Agar
- 20g LB Media
- 28 Petri plates
- 0.01g - 200g scale and weigh boats
- Trans-illuminator film and blue light
- 5 x 15mL Tubes
- 5 x 50mL Tubes
- pDusk, pDawn light activated bacteria (Freeze Dried)
- pJE202 genetically engineered bioluminescent glowing bacteria (Freeze Dried)
- 100uL Gel Green Stain 10,000x
- 1000uL 2x Taq Master Mix
- 200uL DNA Loading Dye
- 100uL 100bp DNA Ladder
- 100uL 1kbp DNA Ladder
- Supplies from the DIY CRISPR Kit
- Bioengineering 101 Course and Supplies
Grow and Engineer Human Cells Add-on
In this class you will learn how to culture, grow and genetically modify HEK 293 human cells in culture. No experience needed but some experience is preferred. We will not be teaching basic skills like pipetting which are needed for this class.
Upon registering you will receive an email invite to the online classroom.
Add-on ONLY SHIPS INSIDE THE UNITED STATES - Contact Us for Shipping outside the United States
This Add-on is 4 classes long and will cover
Culturing Human Cells
Maintenance and Splitting Passaging of Human Cells
Items Included with Add-on
1 - 25cm Cell Culture Treated Flasks with HEK293 filled with L15 + 10% Fetal Bovine Serum + Amp/Strep/Gent
- 4 - 25cm Cell Culture Treated Flasks
100mL of L15 + 10% Fetal Bovine Serum + Amp/Strep/Gent (Media for growing cells)
10 - Syringes and Filters
4 - 12 well plates
20 pairs nitrile gloves
100mL Trypsin EDTA Solution
100uL G418 200mg/mL
50 Mircocentrifuge tubes
10 - 50mL tubes
10 - 10mL tubes
4 sided tube rack
- Inverted microscope with 3mp USB camera
#Not provided is > 90% Isopropyl Alcohol for cleaning
*Microscope is monocular inverted microscope with 4x, 10x and 20x objectives and LED illumination. 3MP digital camera interfaces with AMScope Software.
*There is a lot of surplus lab equipment in the US that becomes available to us. We take the best and toss the rest, testing and refurbishing. All equipment will come with a 3 month guarantee.
**Image is just a representation of what you will receive and not the exact items as our inventory changes often. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are looking wondering about the specific items you would receive.
***Microcentrifuge is a fixed speed 10K RPM non-refrigerated with an 8 place rotor
****Refunds require a 20% restocking fee as these kits are made to order
I was quite pleased with the contents of the kit! However, if one is looking for a more serious microscope I would recommend buying one separately. The one included here will work for the experiments and courses that are a part of the kit, but not for more serious work with prokaryotic cells (not enough magnification).
Josiah & his team are awesome and the classes so far are entertaining but educational and include useful technique which I have found otherwise difficult to find. I love it! Their mission is noble too which just makes me want to deal with them more.
Great deal for the items in this kit: the 10k microfuge, proPCR machine (Manifest Biology), 3 pipettes, electrophoresis power source are terrific and not easy to find at this price. Gel box leaves something to be desired due to leakiness but nothing loads of glue can't fix. Blue light isn't ideal but suitable for visualization and inspired to build diy blue light box. Bacteria, plasmids, and other consumables will give me weeks of fun and entertainment. Overall, the kit is terrific for the price.
I got my kit in faster than advertised, before xmas even ;-) Setting up to take a class as this new PROPCR is way nice, ready to kick ass and learn.
Great company, excellent and unique service, highly recommended
I received my kit a few weeks ago. It is very complete, including everything I will need to start my biohacking adventures. Consider adding the biohacker class if your skills are, ahem, a little rusty (or if your interest level outweighs your skill set) to round things out.
This kit contains everything you need to get started and for less than building a OpenPCR machine yourself would cost. GET THE HEATED LID. It's worth the money just from time savings alone.