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Use Bio-Rad Explorer educational kits to teach the science and biotechnology behind medical research and disease diagnosis, treatment, and intervention. Use these products and free classroom resources to build engaging lesson plans for Health Science and Biomedical Pathways courses.
Genetic Engineering and Biomanufacturing
CRISPR-Cas9 Gene Editing
A popular capstone activity, our Out of the Blue CRISPR and Genotyping Extension Kits offer students a hands-on experience with real CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing, the cutting edge of biotechnology. Supportive activities and resources help you teach how CRISPR works and its application in biomedical research, disease diagnostics, and gene therapies.
Bacterial Transformation, Gene Expression, and Biomanufacturing
Use the pGLO Bacterial Transformation Kits to take your students from the central dogma (DNA > RNA > Protein > Trait) and regulation of gene expression all the way to genetic engineering, biomanufacturing, and the regulatory agencies and business decisions that underpin successful introduction of new therapies to market.
Restriction Digestion Kits
Use our Restriction Digestion Kits to demonstrate the principles, technique, and analysis of restriction digestion — a core skill used in mapping the human genome, diagnosing hereditary disease, the bioengineering of therapeutics, and development of gene therapies.
Introduce your students to the bioengineering and biomanufacturing workflows used to develop therapeutics with the Cloning and Sequencing Series or Protein Expression and Purification Series.
Disease Research and Diagnosis
PCR and Real-Time PCR Kits
PCR is a fundamental tool used to detect the genetic determinants of human diversity and disease. Our PCR and Real-Time PCR Kits include activities such as personal genotyping, DNA barcoding, and the use of PCR and real-time quantitative PCR (qPCR) for the detection and tracking of SARS-COV-2 infections.
Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA) Kits
Use our ELISA Immuno Explorer and Giant Panda Problem Kits to teach about the immune response and how antibodies have revolutionized medicine, epidemiology, and life science research. Select one of several protocols that use real antibodies to teach how protein structure and enzyme-substrate interactions help detect COVID-19, HIV, flu, genetically modified organisms (GMOs), or the molecular markers of cancer, pregnancy, or drug use.
Enzyme Reactions Kits
Discover ways in which nature uses enzymes and then investigate enzyme function under different environmental conditions — temperature, pH, and concentrations — with our Enzyme Reactions Kits.
Microbes and Health Kit
How do we know bacteria are the cause of a particular disease state, and not the result? Walk your students through Koch's postulates with our Microbes and Health Kit.
Science of Opioid Dependence Kit
Explore the impacts of genetics, neurobiology, and environmental factors that affect susceptibility to opioid dependence with the Science of Opioid Dependence Kit. These kit components also support an activity that explores epidemiology as students track the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in a restaurant.
COVID-19 Teaching Resources
Hands-on activities, lesson plans, and free resources to help teach the biology and detection of the SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19
A selection of free presentations, videos, case studies, and paper activities
Bio-Rad Explorer YouTube Channel
Instructional videos that enrich lessons and help students learn from industry-leading experts
Credentialing: Help Your Students Pass the BACE
Prepare your students for the Biotechnician Assistant Credentialing Exam (BACE) with Biotechnology: A Laboratory Skills Course. This textbook is aligned with the BACE and incorporates Bio-Rad Explorer Kits. The teacher supplement also provides thorough background information, preparation instructions, and implementation guides.