Hardware and materials

Hardware for Bio Academy labs

Labs participating in Bio Academy need a collections of materials, machines, tools and consumables for the students to be able to do their work. Many of the machines and tools can be made, others need to be purchased.

Basic Bio Lab

  • Pipetters P2/10/20/200/1000
  • Eppendorf tube racks
  • Scale
  • Water Purification System


  • Gel Electrophoresis Box
  • MicroCentrifuge
  • Vortexer

Temperature Control

  • Refrigeration (-4/-20)
  • Thermal Cycler
  • Incubator
  • -80 freezer/dry ice

Imaging and Sensors

  • Gel Imager
  • Spectrophotometer
  • Microscope
  • Fluorescence Microscope
  • Turbidity Measurement


  • Gloves
  • Eppendorf Tubes
  • PCR Tubes
  • Pipette tips

Non bio materials

Next to tools for biology, Bio Academy need a few tools that can be found in a fab lab or makerspace:

  • multimeter
  • laser cutter
  • laptop or desktop computer
  • standard toolbox tools: wrenches, wirecutters, screwdrivers
  • arduino/electronics
  • Pencil leads (electrodes)
  • 3d-printer(s)

and some non-Bio Consumables:

  • Binder clips (any size)
  • Razor blade
  • uFluidic tubing