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How to Use Magnetic Beads Infographic Guide

How to Use Magnetic Beads Infographic

Follow the guide above to learn more about the steps necessary to use magnetic beads in your research. Here at NVIGEN, we’ve made it easy for you to understand how to use our MagVigen Magnetic Nanoparticles however the steps are applicable for any standard magnetic bead extraction kit. For any inquiries about our magnetic beads, please contact or visit our magnetic nanoparticle product pages for additional information.

The full textual protocol can be seen here at: Tips for Working with Magnetic Beads.

US $3 Million Life Sciences Breakthrough Prize

BPLS (Breakthrough in Life Sciences) has announced six annual prizes of US $3 million each moving forward. These are awarded for past achievements in the field of life sciences, dedicated to advancing breakthrough research, celebrating scientists and generating excitement about the pursuit of science as a career choice.

Six people have received the Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences for their achievements including new discoveries related to cancer, Parkinson’s disease, cell growth control, drug-release systems, hypertension and intracellular protein degradation. More information about these project can be seen at and the 2014 life science breakthrough prize laureates can also be found at

The founding sponsors of the Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences are Sergey Brin, Anne Wojcicki, Mark Zuckerberg, Priscilla Chan, Jack Ma, Cathy Zhang, and Yuri Mlller.

The 2014 Breakthrough Prizes ( will premiere on Science Channel on Monday, January 27 at 9 PM ET/PT. ( )

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Tips for Working with Magnetic Beads

Purification is a common procedure in most molecular biology experiments, such as the removal of short primers, unincorporated dNTPs, enzymes, and salts from PCR reactions and other impurities.  There are various types of purification methods, including filtration, centrifugation and separation.  Separation has become a very popular method in life sciences and various types of solid phase support are used.  This includes agarose beads, sepharose beads, silica beads, and magnetic beads.  Separation using magnetic beads is the quickest, cleanest and most efficient technique out of all the bead separation methods.

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