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BENTO BIOWORKS

Bento Lab – Portable DNA Lab

Did you know that you have a lab you can carry in your backpack? With Bento Lab, you can take your lab with you wherever you go.

  • Compact laboratory;
  • Thermal Cycler (PCR),
  • Microcentrifuge,
  • LED Transilluminator,
  • Gel Electrophoresis System

Professionals around the world use Bento Lab, from identifying fungi in Wales to detecting pathogens in Cambodia to environmental monitoring in Malaysia.

BIOTECHNOLOGY 101 KIT

The Biotechnology 101 Kit includes everything you’ll need to get started with Bento Lab, including instructions and reagents. Learn key techniques, conduct genetic analysis, and debate bioethics and scientific responsibility. You can complete the Biotechnology 101 Kit on your own or, even better, with a friend.

DNA EXTRACTION KITS

HotSHOT DNA Extraction Kit

Specimen type: animal, fungus, plant and bacteria. It can be performed in a single PCR tube with a simple two-Sample Type: Animal, fungus, plant and bacteria.

Genotyping, PCR-based assays, sequencing, DNA-based barcoding, etc. It can be performed in a single PCR tube with a simple two-step protocol.

Dipstick DNA Extraction Kit

A simple three-step protocol is used to extract and clean genomic DNA. The Dipstick DNA Extraction Kit is a no-equipment protocol that takes 30 seconds from sample to DNA amplification. The kit includes enough reagents for up to 100 rxn and 100 dipsticks, as well as solutions of Extraction Buffer (50 mL) and Wash Buffer (100 mL).

Adjustable Pipette

High accuracy and precision micropipette for beginners and professionals.

GEL ELECTROPHORESIS

Agarose Tablets

GelGreen® DNA Stain

TBE Electrophoresis Buffer

100 bp DNA Ladder

Gel Loading Dye Blue

Agarose Tablets

Bento Agarose Tablets make agarose gel electrophoresis easy. The agarose is molecular grade and used for size-based separation of nucleic acids in agarose gel electrophoresis applications.

Details

  • Convenient and clean. No messy powder, and no weighing required.
  • Simple. Add a tablet to running buffer, heat and pour.
  • Quick. Dissolves fast, and gels set rapidly.
  • Pure. Excellent resolution and low background signals.

GelGreen® DNA Stain

Visualise DNA or RNA using GelGreen®, a safe, non-toxic fluorescent dye. Provided as a 10,000x concentrated stock solution, the 500 µL tube provides enough dye to visualise up to 200 gels using 25 – 50 mL agarose mini gels.

Description

GelGreen® is a sensitive, non-mutagenic, and environmentally safer green fluorescent DNA gel stain. Use GelGreen® for staining and visualising DNA in agarose gels during gel electrophoresis.

Details

  • In-gel staining for ease of use, or post-staining for improved resolution
  • Ultra-sensitive using safe visible blue light fluorescence
  • Demonstrated to be non-toxic & non-mutagenic
  • Demonstrated not to penetrate latex gloves and cell membranes
  • Non-hazardous for easy disposal
  • Stable at room temperature

TBE Electrophoresis Buffer

Prepare solutions for gel electrophoresis quickly and accurately with this concentrated TBE buffer. Once diluted, the 1L concentrated stock solution provides enough buffer to cast and run 400 gels with Bento Lab.

Description

Prepare solutions for gel electrophoresis quickly and accurately with this concentrated TBE buffer. TBE Buffer (Tris-borate-EDTA) is one of the most commonly used buffers for DNA and RNA gel electrophoresis. This buffer is perfect for use with Bento Lab. The buffer can be used to cast gels, and as running buffer for gel electrophoresis.

Once diluted, the 1L concentrated stock solution provides enough buffer to cast and run 400 gels with Bento Lab. Dilute to a 0.5X solution by diluting 20x in water.

Details

  • Easy to use. No weighing messy powder, dilute and go.
  • Saves time. Avoid waiting for powder to dissolve with a ready-made 10X concentration solution.
  • Saves space. Concentrated stock minimises the space needed for storage.

100 bp DNA Ladder

Estimate the size of DNA fragments of sizes 100 – 3,000 bp during gel electrophoresis using a 100 bp DNA Ladder. Provided as a mix of DNA fragments at known sizes and concentrations, a 500 µL tube provides enough ladder to run 100 lanes.

Description

DNA Ladders, also known molecular-weight size markers, contain a set of predetermined DNA fragment sizes. These markers are a set of standards used to identify the approximate size and concentration of a DNA fragment run on gel electrophoresis.

This ready to load 100 bp ladder is ideal for standard use during the electrophoresis of PCR-amplified DNA.

Details

  • Contains known sized DNA fragments to allow comparison of the size and concentration of sample DNA fragments.
  • Contains loading dye for easy pipetting into electrophoresis gel wells, and as a visual aid to track the extent of DNA migration during gel electrophoresis.
  • Stable at room temperature, and can be stored up to nine months at room temperature without significant degradation.
  • Safe to use, containing no substances that are considered hazardous to health in their given concentrations

Gel Loading Dye, Blue

Load DNA samples and track their migration during gel electrophoresis using Gel Loading Dye. Provided as a 6x Loading Dye, a 1 mL tube provides enough for between 200 samples of 25 μL and 1000 samples of 5 μL.

Description

Loading dye is mixed with DNA samples at a ratio of 1:5 for use in agarose gel electrophoresis. It contains a compound to render your samples denser than the running buffer, so that the samples sink in the well when loading; and a dye that migrates during electrophoresis at a similar rate to DNA, allowing assessment of the extent of DNA migration.

Details

  1. Easy loading and tracking of DNA samples, such as PCR products or genomic DNA extracts, during electrophoresis
  2. Store at room temperature
  3. Comigrates with ~300 bp (1x TBE) or ~400 bp (1x TAE) fragments

PCR

Biotech 101 Primer Mixes, 200 rnx

Explore genetics using primer mixes for projects that range from the control of lactose tolerance through to the detection of genetically modified plant material. The Ready-To-Use primer mix is pre-prepared for easy use – just add the DNA template and master mix. Provided as a 10x concentrated stock solution, the 400 µL tube is suitable for up to 200 rxn.

DNA Barcoding Primer Mixes, 200 rxn

Primers are short DNA sequences, which are used to define the region amplified during PCR. The Ready-To-Use primer mixes contain all the primers for a specific project, premixed and diluted to an easy-to-use concentration.

Bird Sexing Primer Mixes, 200 rxn

Primers are short DNA sequences, which are used to define the region amplified during PCR. The Ready-To-Use primer mixes contain all the primers for a specific project, premixed and diluted to an easy-to-use concentration.

DNA EXTRACTION KITS

5x FIREPol® Master Mix
Ready To Load

A PCR master mix is a pre-prepared mixture that contains all of the components for a PCR reaction that are not sample-specific. You just need to add a DNA template, primers and water. 5x FIREPol® Master Mix Ready to Load is an optimised ready-to-use PCR master mix for routine PCR assays. This master mix contains thermostable Taq DNA polymerase FIREPol®, dNTPs, 7.5 mM MgCl2, and loading dye, in a buffer.

5x HOT FIREPol® Blend
Master Mix Ready to Load

For more demanding PCR applications, amplify DNA with 5x HOT FIREPol® Blend Master Mix Ready to Load. Provided as a 5x PCR Master Mix, it allows room temperature PCR setup with minimal mispriming and primer dimer formation, and direct loading into electrophoresis gels. A 1 mL tube provides enough reagents for 250 PCR reactions of 20 µL.

10x GC-Rich PCR Enhancer

Optimise your PCR reaction to improve specificity and yield when amplifying difficult GC-rich DNA templates. Provided as a 10x concentrated stock solution, the 1000 µL tube provides enough stock of GC-Rich PCR Enhancer to enhance up to 400 reactions.

Magnesium Chloride
(25 mM MgCl2)

Optimise magnesium ion concentration in PCR using Magnesium Chloride (25 mM MgCl2). Provided as a 0.22 µm membrane-filtered solution, 2.5 mL provides enough magnesium chloride for up to 2,000 reactions of 20 μL.

PCR Grade Water

This Sterile Highly Purified Water product is DEPC treated and manufactured to eliminate RNase enzyme activity. This is Autoclaved sterile and is suitable for use in PCR work.

CONSUMABLES

Pipette Tips, Racked

Transfer small volumes of liquids accurately using pipette tips. These tips are designed for use with fixed and variable volume micropipettes. Supplied in a rack box of 96, these tips provide the high accuracy and reproducibility needed for effective pipetting

PCR Tubes, 0.2 mL

Extract or amplify DNA in PCR tubes — individual 0.2 mL polypropylene tubes designed for rapid heating and cooling of small liquid volumes in a thermocycler block. These PCR tubes are certified RNase, DNase, DNA and PCR Inhibitor free.

 

Microcentrifuge Tubes, 1.5 mL

Use these single use microcentrifuge tubes for storing, preparing, transporting, mixing samples and reagents. Suitable for boiling, freezing and centrifuging. Certified RNAse, DNAse, human DNA and pyrogen free. Available as standard or certified sterile.

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