Have Lab, Will Travel

To most scientists, the idea of performing sensitive molecular biological assays in the depths of a Brazilian jungle belongs in a medical thriller. Unlike fictional "black-box" machines that instantaneously analyze a drop of blood for drugs, diseases, and genes, real-life instruments are bulky, expensive, and delicate, requiring a reliable supply of uninterrupted power. MJ Research's Mobile Molecular Lab Adventurous epidemiologists, environmentalists, and other field researchers are benefiting

Jeanne Mcadara
Nov 7, 1999

To most scientists, the idea of performing sensitive molecular biological assays in the depths of a Brazilian jungle belongs in a medical thriller. Unlike fictional "black-box" machines that instantaneously analyze a drop of blood for drugs, diseases, and genes, real-life instruments are bulky, expensive, and delicate, requiring a reliable supply of uninterrupted power.


MJ Research's Mobile Molecular Lab
Adventurous epidemiologists, environmentalists, and other field researchers are benefiting from a new product that contains all of the equipment necessary for direct, rapid DNA analysis right in the field--the MML-0150 Mobile Molecular Laboratory offered by MJ Research (Watertown, Mass.). Packed into a case the size of ordinary carry-on luggage are virtually all of the tools an adventurous scientist needs for molecular analysis, including DNA isolation/manipulation, documentation, and thermal cycling.

Equipment included in this kit is a DC power supply (10, 60, or 120 V at 200 mA), a microcentrifuge capable of 7000...

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