Life Science Research Featured Tutorial

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Setting Up and Running Mini-PROTEAN® TGX™ Precast Gels in the Mini-PROTEAN Tetra Cell
(Duration 6:28 min)
This tutorial shows how to use Bio-Rad's Mini-PROTEAN TGX precast gels with the Mini-PROTEAN Tetra cell. Mini-PROTEAN TGX precast gels are long shelf life precast gels that use standard Tris/Glycine buffers.

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Quantitative PCR (qPCR): Validating a SYBR® Green I Assay
This tutorial provides a general workflow for validating a qPCR reaction using SYBR® Green I chemistry. It also outlines an experiment that may assist in streamlining the validation process.
26:00 min
Quantitative PCR (qPCR): Hallmarks of an Optimized SYBR® Green I Assay
This tutorial describes the characteristics of an optimized SYBR® Green I quantitative PCR (qPCR) assay. qPCR assays must be optimized to ensure results that are biologically and statistically significant. Topics include a brief review of qPCR chemistry, with an emphasis on SYBR® Green I reactions, and definitions of the four main characteristics, or hallmarks, of an optimized qPCR assay.
20:17 min
Using the 1000-Series Thermal Cyclers
This tutorial provides an introduction to the C1000 Touch™ and S1000™ thermal cyclers and their convenient features. Topics covered range from gradient optimization to having the flexibility to expand as your research needs grow.
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Profinia™ Protein Purification System
Bio-Rad introduces the Profinia protein purification system to automate affinity purification and simplify experimental procedure. Demo available in English and Mandarin.
8:42 min
CHT™ Ceramic Hydroxyapatite Packing Tutorial: Packing CHT in the Bio-Rad InPlace™ Column
Bio-Rad offers optimized protocols and hardware for packing and unpacking CHT. The guidelines for handling and packing are recommended for all CHT users to ensure reproducible, high-quality results and to extend the life of the CHT media.
8:11 min
Econo-Column® Chromatography Column: Connecting a Flow Adaptor
This tutorial demonstrates the correct method of connecting a flow adaptor to a Glass Econo-Column column. Components of the flow adaptor, proper insertion of the adaptor body into a packed column, height adjustments, and sealing of the flow adaptor O-ring against the column wall are described.
03:19 min
CHT™ Ceramic Hydroxyapatite Packing Tutorial: Packing CHT in an Open Process Column
Open columns typically have a fixed bottom endpiece with an adjustable upper piston. These columns are simple in design and allow for easy column packing, unpacking, operation, and cleaning. However, special considerations and guidelines are required when using CHT with open columns to ensure optimal packing and purification.
06:59 min
Electrophoresis and Blotting
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Trans-Blot® Turbo™ System Instructional Video
This instructional video highlights the main features of the Trans-Blot Turbo system as well as the easy assembly and transfer process. Helpful tips are provided along the way to ensure customer success.
6:53 min
Setting Up and Running the Mini-PROTEAN® TGX™ Precast Gels in the Mini-PROTEAN Tetra Cell
This tutorial shows how to use Bio-Rad's Mini-PROTEAN TGX precast gels with the Mini-PROTEAN Tetra cell. Mini-PROTEAN TGX precast gels are long shelf life precast gels that use standard Tris/Glycine buffers.
6:28 min
Preparing and Opening the Mini-PROTEAN® Cassette
This tutorial shows how easy it is to use the high quality gels both in preparing the gel to run your samples and opening the gel up for running your application.
3:13 min
Bio-Rad's PowerPac™ Family of Power Supplies
This tutorial describes the features of Bio-Rad's PowerPac family of power supplies and compares their specifications. It also offers information about parameter selection, common error messages, and available PowerPac accessories. Important safety information is also provided.
17:41 min
Introduction to Pulsed Field Gel Electrophoresis
This tutorial is an introduction to pulsed field gel electrophoresis (PFGE). It shows how to set up the CHEF Mapper® XA system and how to cast and run a gel, and it provides troubleshooting and instrument maintenance tips.
40:00 min
Experion™ System Training
The series of training videos presented here provides information on the Experion assays and software features.
15:19 min
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Using Image Lab™ Software with the Gel Doc™ EZ, Gel Doc XR+, and ChemiDoc™ XRS+ Systems
This tutorial provides an overview of image acquisition and analysis, including basic and advanced features.
72:49 min
Installing the Molecular Imager® Gel Doc™ XR+ System
This tutorial guides you through installing the Gel Doc™ XR+ system and provides troubleshooting techniques for common problems. Information is provided for new installations on both PC and Macintosh systems.
21:53 min
Transfection and Cell Counting
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Using the TC20™ Automated Cell Counter
This video highlights the TC20 automated cell counter, which accurately counts cells in one simple step using innovative auto-focus technology and a sophisticated cell-counting algorithm. The TC20 enables accurate mammalian cell counting in less than 30 seconds.
2:53 min
Using the TC10™ Automated Cell Counter
This video provides an introduction to the TC10 automated cell counter and many of its innovative features, including autofocus across multiple planes, on-screen visualization of cells, and data export and printing.
2:48 min
Using the Gene Pulser® MXcell™ Electroporation System to Transfect Primary Cells with High Efficiency
This tutorial demonstrates how to perform a simple experiment to quickly identify the best electroporation conditions for your primary cell transfection project. The video also shows how optimal conditions identified using 96-well electroporation plates can be used with standard electroporation cuvettes.
12:00 min
The Preparation of Primary Hematopoietic Cell Cultures From Murine Bone Marrow for Electroporation
This tutorial demonstrates the preparation of primary hematopoietic cell cultures from murine bone marrow for electroporation. Harvesting of bone marrow, establishing cell cultures, electroporating cells, and transfection results are described.
12:00 min
Gene Pulser Xcell™ Electroporation System: Components, Application, and Troubleshooting
This tutorial highlights the main components and features of the Gene Pulser Xcell system. It provides information about system installation and the setup of electroporation experiments, including important troubleshooting tips and answers to frequently asked questions. Ordering information for system components and accessories is also provided.
21:30 min
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