About the Extract-it Kit™:
Extract the proteins and DNA products from the bacteria you engineered!
How do you extract your products, such as your colored pigments from cells? With this Extract-it Kit, whether you are extracting from your engineer-it kit results or your biomanufacturing kit culture, you will be able to find out, firsthand! Discover the Extract-it Kit, a biotechnology education kit that lets you break open your engineered cells to extract the proteins bacteria created for you - from colorful pigments to enzymes and smells!
You will learn:
- End-to-end Genetic Engineering: Students or groups can collect (pellet) cells, lyse the cells, and obtain sterile colored pigments
- Real-World Experience: undertake a miniature scale of what industry uses to make medicine and industrial products, and at the actual scale that researchers use for experiments.
- Multi-disciplinary: Students can then use the pigments in art class! A fun science meets art project.
While this is a kit that requires no prior experience, it is best if you have completed the genetic engineering experiment first - have a look at the Engineer-it kit for genetic engineering if you have not yet!
This STEM project kit is a perfect step in your journey in exploring the world of biotechnology, biohacking & genetic engineering. Compatible with Ch. 5 of Zero to Genetic Engineering Hero book to learn cell translation and transcription, and how to leverage them in biotechnology, synthetic biology, and for your science fair projects.
A microcentrifuge with 13 000 x g or greater is required. This kit comes in 2 versions - look under the What's included tab for more information.
What will you learn?
What else is needed?
Cleaning and safety supplies are not included in the kit. Necessary safety and cleaning supplies are latex or nitrile gloves, and a chlorinated bleach cleaner or a 10% solution of chlorinated bleach in a spray bottle (you can make this by adding 9 parts water to 1 part bleach in a spray bottle). You can add a Mini Safety Set to your kit which includes gloves and a reusable plastic apron to protect your clothes.
For more information about safety, set up and clean up, you can have a look at the instruction manual for the experiment linked in the Ressources section below, and at the "Practicing safe science" page.
Storage & Shipping
Experiment kits are shipped 1-10 working days after you place your order. If you require yours for a specific date or event, please contact us before or with your order # so that we can try to make it happen for you! ☺︎
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