The MiniOne System is the solution that enables you to teach electrophoresis and PCR with ease and confidence in the classroom.
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The MiniOne PCR System provides a fast and reliable hands-on PCR DNA amplification experience in the classroom. Students can set up reactions and program and monitor their PCR protocol on mobile tablets (iPad or Android), smartphones, and laptops – all in one classroom session. Set-up and prep for the experiment is fast and simple. The MiniOne PCR System makes PCR exciting and accessible for your classroom and provides your students the opportunity to engage deeply with core biological concepts.
The MiniOne PCR System accommodates up to 16 samples which is ideal for 2 – 4 groups of students or a small class. For larger classes, multiple PCR systems can be used to maintain hands-on interaction for all your students.
Peltier-driven heating and cooling with an optimized control algorithm completes a typical amplification protocol 50% faster than air cooled thermal cyclers. Our PCR 101 Lambda phage genome MiniLab amplifies in less than 20 minutes. Now your students really can setup, program, and complete a DNA amplification lab in one classroom period.
The compact and fully enclosed MiniOne PCR System saves bench space and ensures students are not exposed to wires and heating elements. Additional features include interlocking lid which must be closed for the thermal cycling program to start, low noise level that won’t disrupt lecture discussions, and bright LEDs on the unit indicating each protocol stage for easy monitoring.
The MiniOne PCR System connects to mobile devices with no cable or WIFI through an intuitive and interactive app, engaging students by having them program and monitor their own PCR reactions.
The MiniOne PCR System is more than just a thermal cycler. It is also a heating block and a colding block, replacing that messy, bacteria-infested water bath. Use it for precisely-timed restriction digests, transformations, DNA extractions, or just keeping reagents at a constant temperature.
After the PCR reactions are completed, the samples can be held at 4°C in the unit until they are ready for the next step. The samples can be run on a gel in the MiniOne Electrophoresis System immediately or stored in the refrigerator.
The MiniOne Electrophoresis System is a safe, classroom-friendly, compact system that replaces your traditional electrophoresis running tank, power supply, and UV transilluminator.
Making the gel is fast, easy, and economical :
The casting system of MiniOne Electrophoresis System features :
Loading a gel can be challenging, especially when the wells are hard to see. Turning on the blue LEDs provides contrast between the gel and the well so students can see the outline of each well as they are loading.
The MiniOne Electrophoresis System lets students watch the DNA bands migrate and see their results in real-time. Go from sample to picture-ready results in 20 minutes.
It’s easy to take pictures of DNA results with the MiniOne Electrophoresis System. Students enjoy the excitement of taking pictures on their smartphones to share and compare with their classmates.