Baxter Box Equipment Loaner Program

We have the lab equipment you need to bring the life sciences to your classroom. Teachers who are trained in our professional development workshops are given free access to our Baxter Box materials and equipment loaner program.

Questions? Contact bcse@northwestern.edu

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Available Lab Equipment/Kits

Centrifuge

Centrifuge

A centrifuge spins materials at high speeds to push heavier materials to the bottom using centrifugal force.

This kit contains the following components:

  • 1 Centrifuge
Dry Bath

Dry Bath

A dry bath is used to incubate samples at a constant temperature over a period of time.

This kit contains the following components:

  • 1 Dry Bath
Fixed Volume Pipette Kit

Fixed Volume Pipette Kit

Fixed volume pipettes are used to move small volumes of liquid.

This kit contains the following components:

  • 25 five-microliter pipettes
  • 25 ten-microliter pipettes
  • Disposable pipette tips
Horizontal Gel Box Kit

Horizontal Gel Box Kit

Gel electrophoresis is used for DNA analysis.

This kit contains the following components:

  • 8 Gel Boxes and supplies
  • 2 Centrifuges
  • 1 Dry Bath
  • 2 Transilluminators
Incubator

Incubator

Incubators provide a controlled environment in which to grow microorganisms.

This kit contains the following components:

  • 1 Incubator
  • Optional: Bacterial Cultures
Mini-Toober Kit

Mini-Toober Kit

Mini-Toobers are used to model proteins and protein folding.

This kit contains the following components:

  • 30 Mini-Toobers
  • Multi-Colored Thumb Tacks
Pill Box Gel Electrophoresis Kit

Pill Box Gel Electrophoresis Kit

DIY Gel electrophoresis can be used for DNA analysis.

This kit contains the following components:

  • 16 Pill Boxes
  • 48 9-volt Batteries
  • 32 Connector Cables
Pipette Kit

Pipette Kit

Pipettes are used to move small volumes of liquid.

This kit contains the following components:

  • 8 p20 Pipettes
  • 8 p200 Pipettes
  • 8 p1000 Pipettes
  • Disposable Pipette Tips
SDS-PAGE Kit for Protein Analysis

SDS-PAGE Kit for Protein Analysis

SDS-PAGE is used for protein analysis.

This kit contains the following components:

  • 4 Gel Boxes and supplies
  • 2 Centrifuges
  • 1 Dry Bath
  • 2 Transilluminators
Spectrophotometer

Spectrophotometer

Spectrophotometers are used to measure the intensity of light as it is transmitted or emitted by particular substances.

This kit contains the following components:

  • 1 Spectrophotometer
  • Cuvettes
Stir Plate

Stir Plate

A stir plate is a laboratory device that uses a rotating magnetic field to cause a stir bar immersed in a liquid to spin very quickly, stirring it.

This kit contains the following components:

  • 1 Stir Plate
  • Stir Bars
Thermocycler

Thermocycler

Thermocyclers are used to amplify DNA and RNA samples by the Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR).

This kit contains the following components:

  • 1 Thermocycler
UV Transilluminator

UV Transilluminator

UV Transilluminators are used to visualize DNA gels.

This kit contains the following components:

  • 1 UV Transilluminator
Vortexer

Vortexer

A vortex mixer or vortexer is used to mix small containers of liquid.

This kit contains the following components:

  • 1 Vortexer
Water Bath

Water Bath

Water baths are used to incubate samples in water at a constant temperature over a long period of time.

This kit contains the following components:

  • 1 Water Bath