Educational Resources

Green Fluorescent Protein (GFP)


In this lesson, we’ll look at the production of Green Fluorescent Protein. GFP is used as a biological marker, and when attached to a drug it can provide researchers with a visual story of where the drug goes. It's a…



Follow along in this step-by-step activity to perform a common procedure using a hemocytometer to count living cells from a sample. You will explore the concepts, calculations, and procedures required to determine and…

High Performance Liquid Chromotography (HPLC)


Explore the concepts of High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) by analyzing and comparing beverages to determine which has more caffeine. In this activity, you will learn more about how HPLC works by testing each…

How does a spectrophotometer work?


This short animation demonstrates the inner workings of a spectrophotometer. A lamp provides the source of light. The beam of light strikes the diffraction grating, which works like a prism and separates the light into…

How to Use an Analytical Balance


Learn how to use an analytical balance. In this video, we'll explore the steps and techniques required to set up, take measurements, and clean the balance.

How to Use an Autoclave


There are a lot of products that need to be sterilized: pharmaceuticals, equipment, solutions, medical waste, and even tattoo needles! We use a device called an Autoclave to sterilize materials in the lab. In today's…

IBC Blender


This interactive lesson covers an overview of the IBC Blender hardware, a review of safety considerations, and interactive portions that include a full batch cycle and an emergency stop procedure. By the end of this…

Immunology at MedTox


An industry leader in the development and validation of medical testing, LabCorp’s laboratories are internationally known as incubators for innovation and technological advancement.Their dedicated and experienced…

Improving Lives


Let's talk about some ways that biotechnology improves the lives of people. Here are just a few examples of life saving products made in North Carolina. Key Takeaways Flu vaccine Multiple Sclerosis and Spinal Muscular…

Introduction to Clinical Research

eLearning Series

This series of activities explores the processes, research trials, and other considerations for developing and delivering a new drug product to the market.