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Reverse transcription

How to perform RT and DNAse step in one tube with Maxima

Thermo Scientific Maxima First Strand cDNA Synthesis Kits with double-stranded DNase combine genomic DNA elimination and cDNA synthesis into a simple, one–tube workflow that can be completed in as few as 15 minutes.


How to set up a PCR reaction with Phusion DNA polymerases

In this video we will show you how to set up a PCR reaction using Thermo Scientific Phusion High-Fidelity DNA Polymerase.


How To perform the Direct vs Dilution PCR protocols

There are two protocols with the Thermo Scientific Direct PCR Kits: the direct protocol and the dilution and storage protocol. In this video, we will briefly demonstrate how they work.


How to perform colony PCR

How to video to demonstrate how to perform colony PCR as part of a cloning workflow using Thermo Scientific DreamTaq DNA Polymerase.


How to perform PCR directly on an unpurified sample in under 30 min

In this video, we will demonstrate how to amplify DNA directly from an unpurified sample using Thermo Scientific Direct PCR Kits. The master mix format enables robust PCR that can be completed in less than 30 minutes.


Flexible consumables for PCR and qPCR

Thermo Scientific VersiPlate and VersiCap Mats are flexible consumables for PCR and qPCR making set-up and handling simple and easy.

Nucleic acid electrophoresis

How to use TopVision Agarose Tablets

Forget the Powder! Watch this how to video about new Thermo Scientific TopVision Agarose Tablets, which eliminate the need to weight out messy powdered agarose.


Tips and Tricks for Successful DNA electrophoresis

When running agarose gel electrophoresis, problems can arise from the following usage areas: improper gel preparation, overloading the gel, and inappropriate electrophoresis parameters. In this video, we will take a look at them one by one.

Molecular cloning

How to achieve fast and efficient ligation

How to video to demonstrate how to achieve fast and efficient ligation as part of a cloning workflow using the Thermo Scientific Rapid DNA Ligation Kit.


CloneJET – an advanced positive selection system for high-efficiency cloning of PCR products

The Thermo Scientific CloneJET PCR Cloning Kit is an advanced positive selection system for high-efficiency cloning of PCR products generated with any thermostable DNA polymerase. Any other blunt or sticky-end DNA fragment can be cloned.

Restriction and modifying enzymes

OEM Manufacturing Capabilities for Enzymology

Our Center of Excellence for Molecular Biology located in Vilnius, Lithuania is the world leader in the field of enzyme research and development, where over 30% of all known restriction enzymes were discovered/characterized.


The Great Double Digest Day

Double digest your DNA in only 5-15 minutes with one buffer and load directly onto your gel with 176 Thermo Scientific FastDigest Enzymes.