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Loaner Program

Free Loaner Equipment Program

High schools conducting Lab 2: DNA Extraction and Lab 3: Polymerase Chain Reaction mycycler_tncan borrow the following equipment from Vanderbilt for the week that they will be running the labs:

  • BioRad MyCycler (Thermal Cycler)
  • Eppendorf Microcentrifuge
  • Fisher Vortex Mixer

Please plan in advance to coordinate scheduling. Currently loaner items are only available for local pickup. Special requests for equipment shipments outside the Nashville area will be considered on a case by case basis. Our objective is to integrate this cutting edge technology to your classroom. We imagine that students versed in PCR will appreciate high standards and be well-ahead of the curve when looking for volunteer research opportunities in college or summer lab experiences. Hopefully these opportunities will have the effect of influencing some into a major or career in the life sciences.

Please use our online form to request loaner equipment.

Controls and Primers

Insect controls (Wolbachia-infected and Wolbachia-uninfected) and PCR primers are available from the Bordenstein Lab. Please contact us to request these materials.