The Benefits of an Automated Colony Counter

Colony counting determines how many microbial colonies are growing on cell culture media, such as agar plates. Automated colony counters are a newer technology that uses digital images and machine learning algorithms to provide a high-throughput alternative to manual colony counting. Since colony counting has applications ranging from product testing to cancer research, automated colony [...]

2022-09-13T14:53:22-04:00August 30th, 2022|Comments Off on The Benefits of an Automated Colony Counter

How Can Synthetic Biology Be Applied to Plants?

Plant synthetic biology utilizes existing nutritive plant value to identify biological pathways and generate alternative resources of food, medicines, and other products. These redesigned organisms have a different genetic code consisting of longer DNA matter as compared to the original plant. For example, the common aspirin's main ingredient, salicin, was derived from salicylic acid extract [...]

2022-08-16T15:27:55-04:00August 23rd, 2022|Comments Off on How Can Synthetic Biology Be Applied to Plants?

Standard Operating Protocol for Calibration of pH Meter

The calibration of the pH meter using an SOP (standard operating procedure/protocol) is highly important and serves a very important purpose - keeping the data that the electrodes generate within specifications. pH determinations need several measurement, calibration, and maintenance processes. If an electrode is not properly calibrated, it can lead to inaccurate readings. These small [...]

2022-09-13T12:14:46-04:00August 16th, 2022|Comments Off on Standard Operating Protocol for Calibration of pH Meter

ELISA Microplate Reader: Principle and Uses

The Drug Discovery Process ELISA stands for enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. It is an evaluation technique for immobilizing an antigen to a solid surface to determine peptide, protein, antibody, or hormone concentrations. The procedure uses an automated ELISA microplate reader in combination with a series of microplates—a plate with 96 indentations, or "wells"—that act as tiny [...]

2022-08-16T15:16:59-04:00August 9th, 2022|Comments Off on ELISA Microplate Reader: Principle and Uses

Usage of Synthetic Biology in Drug Discovery

Synthetic biology is a new life science label for processes like Protein Engineering and Genetic Engineering that apply engineering design principles to molecular biology to create new biological parts and systems. In drug discovery, synthetic biology creates a world of possibilities for efficient and effective medical treatment. The future of synthetic biology will incorporate synthetic [...]

2022-07-26T14:18:44-04:00August 2nd, 2022|Comments Off on Usage of Synthetic Biology in Drug Discovery

Single Cell Colony Picking: Tools & Challenges

Colony picking involves removing a sample from a healthy microbe colony after culturing a microbe sample on a plate. Single-cell colony picking means isolating a single microbe cell from a cultured colony. The growing fields of genomics, proteomics, and transcriptomics rely on isolating and studying single cells. Learn more about the tools and methods behind [...]

2022-07-26T13:53:56-04:00July 26th, 2022|Comments Off on Single Cell Colony Picking: Tools & Challenges

Easy Liquid Sample Handling: Useful Tools for The Lab

Precision and accuracy are imperative regarding liquid sample handling in the lab. Using useful tools along with the best instruments available can streamline the automated liquid handling process. There should be high standards of training for protocol and procedures in place with a concentration on safety in the lab. Read on to learn more about [...]

2022-07-26T13:48:29-04:00July 19th, 2022|Comments Off on Easy Liquid Sample Handling: Useful Tools for The Lab

What Is The Future of Synthetic Biology?

Synthetic biology is a new field of bio-engineering in which scientists design new biological systems. Think of synthetic biology as scientists applying engineering principles to molecular biology and biochemistry. It’s a cycle of designing, building, testing, and redesigning new biological parts, called bioparts. The term “synthetic biology” was coined in 1974 by renowned geneticist Waclaw [...]

2022-07-12T17:35:29-04:00July 12th, 2022|Comments Off on What Is The Future of Synthetic Biology?

Picking Colonies After Transformation: A Concise Guide

Bacterial transformation can also be performed using electroporation, but this method is less common. It runs on the same principle as heat shock protocol, but electricity is used instead of heating the bacteria. Electroporation sometimes results in more transformed colonies, but not always.Once transformation has occurred, it’s time to pick colonies after transformation. Colony picking [...]

2022-07-12T17:26:46-04:00July 5th, 2022|Comments Off on Picking Colonies After Transformation: A Concise Guide

Your Guide to Liquid Handling Equipment

Industrial Synthetic Biology: Synthetic Biology and Industrial Biotechnology Liquid handling is transferring fluid in a laboratory setting from one container to another and is used for testing purposes. Liquid handling is a key task in drug discovery, development and  Q.A./Q.C. It can be used in high throughput R&D, high content assays and any type of [...]

2022-07-01T20:05:41-04:00June 28th, 2022|Comments Off on Your Guide to Liquid Handling Equipment
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