Thermus Aquaticus: Some Like it Hot
Thermus Aquaticus: Some Like it Hot

Hi and thanks for reading our latest blog. Biological discoveries throughout the last few decades have been given a hearty helping hand by a thermophilic single celled micro-organism called “Thermus Aquaticus”. Belonging to the group “Deinoccocus Thermus,” Thermus Aquaticus is an extremophile, (an organism which thrives in extreme environments including areas of high temperature and

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The Reagent Project
The Reagent Project

  Hi Guys, we wanted to let you know about a cause we recently came across that we’d love you, as our customers, to get involved with. The Reagent Project is a non profit organisation based in New York who collect in date reagents and lightly used lab equipment and donate them to scientists around

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Everyone’s Talking About CRISPR
Everyone’s Talking About CRISPR

At least a lot of people are. Including us. With the recent attention grabbing headlines about the incredible biotechnology innovation and what this will mean for life science industries now and in the future, these last few weeks have been pretty exciting. CRISPR (enzymes which bacteria use to destroy viruses) essentially make it far, far

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Collaborative Science- A Brighter Future
Collaborative Science- A Brighter Future

Some of the most well-known and arguably most important scientific research in our recent past has been born from a long and ongoing swell in international collaboration. As 25th April is also international “DNA Day”, the day on which, over 60 years ago, the structure of the DNA double helix was identified and published by

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Bead Beating & Homogenisation
Bead Beating & Homogenisation

Homogenisation is a popular method of cell disruption through lysis (breaking up) the sample using a homogeniser. This is achieved through mixing at high speeds in tubes with either steel, glass (silica) or zirconium beads added to grind the sample and release subcellular contents of DNA, RNA and proteins. There are lots of homogenisers on

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A Brief Homage to PCR
A Brief Homage to PCR

We’re no strangers to PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) here at Clent Life Science and if you’re reading this, chances are you aren’t either. The enzymatic assay is used to create multiple copies of a specific segment of DNA from a complex combination of DNA molecules. It’s still celebrated as one of the most important developments

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