In this simulation experiment, students will use a viral plaque assay to determine the viral load of two patients undergoing antiviral treatment. They will then share classroom data to evaluate the treatment's effect.
‚Ä¢ Explore viruses and the biotechnologies used to prevent, treat, and monitor them
‚Ä¢ Perform plaque assays on a simulated patient sample to determine viral load
‚Ä¢ Evaluate the success of an antiviral treatment by sharing and graphing class results
‚Ä¢ Our COLORTOP‚Ñ¢ Agar and Bacteriophage T4 ViroBeads‚Ñ¢ are safe, easy to use, and designed for the classroom
Instructions,¬†E. coli¬†BactoBeads‚Ñ¢ Bacteriophage T4 ViroBeads‚Ñ¢ ReadyPour‚Ñ¢ Luria Broth Agar, COLORTOP‚Ñ¢ 1X phosphate buffered saline (PBS), Luria Broth, 50 mL conical tube, 15mL screw-cap conical tubes, 1.5 mL snap-top microcentrifuge tubes, sterile loops, petri plates (large), wrapped 10 mL pipet (sterile)
All You Need:
37ÀöC incubation oven, water bath, automatic micropipettes with tips, pipet pump, white light box (optional), & aluminum foil