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Molecular Biology and Genetics
Molecular biology and genetic research play important roles in current biological research. Molecular biologists study the interaction between types of DNA, RNA (carriers of genetic messages) and protein (structural and enzymatic units of the cell) biosynthesis. Genetics delves into the study of genes in living organisms and the implications of heredity and genetic variations. Sub-disciplines in genetics include epigenetics, genomics and proteomics.

Cross-disciplinary methods occur in the fields of molecular biology and genetics in the medical, educational, environmental and agricultural sectors. This overlap is most evident in the study of molecular genetics. One of the most basic applications used is the creation of DNA gene expression plasmids via cloning and subcloning, which rely on well-established methods such as polymerase chain reaction (PCR), restriction digestion, and bacterial transformations. Recent advances in the field, including microarray analysis, quantitative Real-Time PCR (qRT-PCR), and next-generation sequencing are generating vast amounts of data.

Microbiology and genetic research also use liquid handling equipment for reagent sampling and transfers, DNA samples and reagent storage, centrifuges to isolate and separate, and growth chambers and incubators for mutagenesis in model organisms to study methods of inheritance. The product list below features equipment needed to furnish molecular biology and genetics research labs.

PCR & qPCR Equipment

PCR Workstations

PCR Workstations

Turnkey laminar-flow PCR Hoods are designed for cloning and amplifying RNA and DNA. They feature our UVC disinfection lamp and pipette shelf

Thermal Cyclers<br>by Benchmark Scientific

Thermal Cyclers
by Benchmark Scientific

Thermal Cyclers from Benchmark Scientific provide consistent, reliable results for laboratories with medium to high throughput. They have an intuitive interface for quick access to stored programs.

SpeedCycler<sup>2</sup> Ultra High-Performance<br>PCR Thermal Cycler<br>by Analytik Jena

SpeedCycler2 Ultra High-Performance
PCR Thermal Cycler
by Analytik Jena

The SpeedCycler2 is the fastest available thermal cycler in the world, completing rapidPCR in less than eight minutes. This remarkable performance is contained in a small footprint.

qTOWER 2.0 & 2.2 by Analytik Jena

qTOWER 2.0 & 2.2 by Analytik Jena

qTOWER 2.0/2.2 allows quantitative PCR in a 96-well SBS with state-of-the-art heating and cooling rates up to 5.5°C per second and run time of 60 minutes.

qTOWER <em>rapid</em>PCR Thermal Cycler<br>by Analytik Jena

qTOWER rapidPCR Thermal Cycler
by Analytik Jena

Ideal for routine daily diagnostics, qTOWER combines the versatility of real-time PCR with the speed of rapidPCR into a single device, and avoiding the need for a gradient function.

CoolCube™ Microtube and PCR Plate Cooler <br>by Benchmark Scientific

CoolCube™ Microtube and PCR Plate Cooler
by Benchmark Scientific

The CoolCube™ Microtube and PCR Plate Cooler keeps samples cool and safe on the lab benchtop without degradation caused by temperature increase or fluctuation.

Lab Automation & Microplate Equipment

SOLO Automated Pipettor

SOLO Automated Pipettor

The Hudson SOLO Automated Pipettor and SOLOSoft control software offer unsurpassed ease of operation for serial dilutions and more.

Micro10x Robotic Reagent Dispenser

Micro10x Robotic Reagent Dispenser

Hudson’s Micro10x provides a combination of fast filling speeds, high accuracy and extreme flexibility not found in other bench top reagent dispensers.

RapidWash Microplate Washer

RapidWash Microplate Washer

Hudson’s RapidWash Microplate Washer is a high-speed, small-footprint washer for standard and deep 96- and 384-well microplates

PlateCrane EX and EX360

PlateCrane EX and EX360

PlateCrane EX and EX360 feature a cylindrical robot arm handling labware in the SBS footprint; compatible with 200 instruments; EX360 has a telescoping arm with unlimited R-axis circular motion

Millennium 1000 Microplate Washer

Millennium 1000 Microplate Washer

Features separate dispense and aspirate channels, 25 user-programmable wash protocols and an RS232 port for easy integration with robotic systems

Millennium 2000 Microplate Shaker Incubator

Millennium 2000 Microplate Shaker Incubator

Accommodates four microtitre plates in 96-well or 384-well formats, programmable parameters and an LCD display; low voltage supply feature

Inca Personal Microplate Incubator

Inca Personal Microplate Incubator

Single microplate incubator with advanced electronic temperature control and built-in timer with buzzer provides stable and accurate performance

Orbi-Shaker™ MP Microplate Shaker

Orbi-Shaker™ MP Microplate Shaker

Optimized for mixing PCR plates and 4 microplates, speed up to 1500 rpm, 9.5 x 8 in. platform, incubator and cold-room safe

Incu-Mixer MP Heated Microplate Vortexer

Incu-Mixer MP Heated Microplate Vortexer

For optimal microplate vortexing and incubating with a 2 or 4-plate format, internal validation system monitors all parameters

Centrifuges

Heraeus Multifuge X3 Centrifuge

Heraeus Multifuge X3 Centrifuge

3-liter capacity general purpose units accommodate twice the amount of common tubes compared to similar models of the same footprint; benchtop models available

Heraeus Megafuge 40 Centrifuge

Heraeus Megafuge 40 Centrifuge

Energy-efficient, 3-liter models accept a variety of rotors and processes over 40% more 50 ml conical tubes, or 100% more biocontainment sealed blood tubes than competitive models

Heraeus Multifuge X1 Centrifuge

Heraeus Multifuge X1 Centrifuge

Energy efficient 1-liter units spin 14 x 50 ml conical tubes in angle configuration at over 12000xg; accepts various fixed-angle and swinging bucket rotors and stores up to 99 programs

Heraeus Megafuge 8 Small Benchtop Centrifuge

Heraeus Megafuge 8 Small Benchtop Centrifuge

Compact and versatile units accommodate various fixed-angle and swing-out rotors; features 3-second rotor exchange and Biocontainment Lids; Application specific Start-Up Kits available

Heraeus Pico and Fresco Microcentrifuges

Heraeus Pico and Fresco Microcentrifuges

Models have an extensive rotor selection for flexibility in routine sample processes such as nucleic acid, protein lysate prep and PCR reaction set up

Sorvall Stratos Centrifuges

Sorvall Stratos Centrifuges

Continuous flow and refrigerated models with 9 pre-saved programs deliver high-speed separations, eliminate imbalances, and simplify operation in high throughput environments

MyFuge™ Mini <br>Micro Centrifuge<br>by Benchmark Scientific

MyFuge™ Mini
Micro Centrifuge
by Benchmark Scientific

Terra Universal offers mini centrifuges to balance functionality and ease-of-use for a low price. MyFuge spins up to 6000 rpm and handles 0.5 ml and 0.2 ml tubes

StripSpin™ 12 <br>Micro Centrifuge<br>by Benchmark Scientific

StripSpin™ 12
Micro Centrifuge
by Benchmark Scientific

The StripSpin™ 12 has simple, lid-operated spinning motion to 5500 rpm and holds 4 PCR strips or up to 48 individual 0.2 ml PCR tubes.

DNA & Reagent Storage

FreeZone 1L Benchtop Freeze Dry Systems

FreeZone 1L Benchtop Freeze Dry Systems

Economical and compact low-volume benchtop freeze dry system with a temperature collector of -50°C ideal for light loads of aqueous samples

FreeZone 6L Freeze Dry Systems

FreeZone 6L Freeze Dry Systems

Benchtop and Console models have five options and collector temperatures of -50°C and -84°C for moderate volumes of aqueous and low eutectic point samples

Labconco CentriVap Vacuum Concentrators

Labconco CentriVap Vacuum Concentrators

Labconco CentriVap® micro IR Vacuum Concentrators process up to 24 tube samples; available with High Capacity Micro Rotors or Teflon-Coated Aluminum Rotors.

Bio-Cane™ Cryogenic Storage System

Bio-Cane™ Cryogenic Storage System

Durable aluminum dewars (available in four sizes) that use a system of color-coded canes loaded with cryogenic vials to store up to 2000 vials in liquid nitrogen

Locator Rack/Box System

Locator Rack/Box System

The Thermo Scientific Locator Rack and Box System features a unique hanging rack and gridded box design that allows tracking and easy retrieval of samples

Benchtop Liquid Nitrogen Containers

Benchtop Liquid Nitrogen Containers

Compact, stainless steel dewar flasks designed for easy pouring during workbench applications such as cold traps; Capacities up to 4.5L

Revco UxF Ultra-Low Temperature Freezers

Revco UxF Ultra-Low Temperature Freezers

The Revco Ultra-Low Temperature Freezer has superior sample protection via touch-screen interface, freezers health monitored 24/7, stores 278 lbs. of sample

General Lab Refrigerators, Freezers, and Combo Units

General Lab Refrigerators, Freezers, and Combo Units

Choose from Terra Universal's complete line of refrigerators, freezers, and combination refrigerator/freezers designed for general laboratory use

Analytical Equipment

LAMBDA Bio+ Spectrophotometer<br>by PerkinElmer

LAMBDA Bio+ Spectrophotometer
by PerkinElmer

LAMBDA Bio+ is designed for life science laboratories requiring a dedicated instrument for determination of nucleic acid purity and concentration, protein concentration, and cell density measurements.

WPA Biowave DNA UV/Vis Life Science Spectrophotometer<br> by Biochrom

WPA Biowave DNA UV/Vis Life Science Spectrophotometer
by Biochrom

The Biowave features simple software selection with stored methods for life science applications, a full graphic desplay, and a compact, space-saving design.

Horizontal and Vertical Electrophoresis Equipment by IBI Scientific

Horizontal and Vertical Electrophoresis Equipment by IBI Scientific

DNA and Protein Lab Start-Up Kits include reagents, dyes, stains and buffers for a complete vertical or horizontal electrophoresis system for use in analytical applications

CPA Series Analytical Balances

CPA Series Analytical Balances

Units weigh up to 520 g with 0.1 or 0.01 mg resolution. Models provide security, full network capability and maximum weighing performance ideal for customized workflows (Q-Apps)

Sonicators & Homogenizers

Sonicators & Homogenizers

Handheld and benchtop homogenizers, sonicators and cell disruptors designed for cell lysis and tissue grinding

Liquid Handling

ILMVAC Biovac 106

ILMVAC Biovac 106

Provides safe aspiration of biological samples, features a borosilicate catch pot, integrated filter holds select filters down to 0.22um and a maximum vacuum of <150 mbar

Picus Electronic Pipettes

Picus Electronic Pipettes

Lightweight and ergonomic models save 10 programs, an adjustment wheel for fast volume setting, electronic brakes and easy to learn functions

Proline Plus Mechanical Pipettes

Proline Plus Mechanical Pipettes

Ideal for busy labs, adjustable and fixed-volume models have ergonomic finger support, tip sealing and easy calibration

Wet & Dry Baths

myBath™ Digital Water Bath

myBath™ Digital Water Bath

myBath™ is designed as a compact, personal water bath to be used on a molecular biology lab benchtop. It features easy-to-use digital controls and a see-through hinged lid.

Refrigerated and Heating Baths and Circulators<br>by Julabo

Refrigerated and Heating Baths and Circulators
by Julabo

These units provide high heating/cooling capacities to ensure rapid heat-up and cool-down times. Control systems attain precise temps from -50°C to +200°C.

Laboratory Dry Baths

Laboratory Dry Baths

Find chilling and heating dry baths from Benchmark Scientific and Torrey Pines Scientific. Compact and affordable; innovative designs for the lab

Model Organism Growth Chambers & Incubators

Insect Growth Chambers

Insect Growth Chambers

Chambers for entomological applications display temperature and humidity, have controlled humidity vapor, and will refrigerate on demand

Animal Respiration Test Chamber

Animal Respiration Test Chamber

Perform your respiration & oxygen toxicity studies in this easy-to-clean, germ-free cabinet. A filtered exhaust port removes odors & particulates

Incubators

Incubators

Gravity, mechanical and dual convection models in a variety of capacity sizes with temperature, humidity and CO2 features by Thermo Scientific, Benchmark Scientific and other leading manufacturers

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