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Lab Safety
BioNetwork’s Introduction to Lab Safety covers important considerations including: Proper Attire... read more
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Lab Safety Lesson 1: Proper Dress and PPE
The lab environment is hazardous by nature. The actual risk is largely determined by you and those... read more
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Lab Safety Lesson 2: Safety Equipment
In this lesson, we'll talk about safety equipment found in the lab. These items may help you save a... read more
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Lab Safety Lesson 3: Behavior
Your behavior goes a long way to insuring that the lab is a safe environment for everyone. Follow... read more
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Lab Safety Lesson 4: Chemical Hazards
Many of the chemicals we use in the lab are potentially dangerous, especially under high heat,... read more
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Lab Safety Lesson 5: Safe Chemical Handling
It's vital that you prepare for each lab activity by determining the possible risks, donning the... read more
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Lab Safety Lesson 6: Other General Hazards
In our final video lesson, we'll cover a few other general lab hazards including: Electrical shock... read more
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Lake Monster
For over 50 years, immunoassays have been used by physicians, biologists, and forensic scientists... read more
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Before working with equipment to perform installation, repairs, or even routine maintenance in a... read more
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Lyophilization
Lyophilization, or freeze drying, is an important process to the biopharmaceutical industry.... read more
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Manufacturing Facility Tour
Are you interested in a career in biotechnology or manufacturing? This short interactive... read more
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A safe and healthy environment is crucial to the biopharmaceutical manufacturing environment.... read more
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Measuring Volume - Beakers, Cylinders, Erlenmeyer Flasks, & Volumetric Flasks
BioNetwork's Greg Smith demonstrates the typical pieces of glassware used for measuring volume in a... read more
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Mechanical Grape Harvesting
Mechanical grape harvesting is the most efficient method of removing grapes from the vines. A... read more
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Media Prep
In order to grow, cells need very specific environmental conditions such as food, energy, proper... read more
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Media Preparation
Culture media is a liquid or gel designed to support the growth of a variety of different types of... read more
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Metric Conversions
Metric Conversions is an excellent tool for refreshing your knowledge of dimensional analysis,... read more
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Microbiology and Contamination Control
This module discusses the types of contamination and what are the risks associated with unchecked... read more
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Micropipetting
Micropipettes are devices that are used to deliver small volumes of liquid; usually in the range of... read more
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Microscope Basics
Take a self-guided exploration of a common laboratory microscope including its care, components,... read more
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Microscope for Beginners - Questions and Answers
In this video, Jeff talks through some common issues and questions that beginners experience when... read more
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Molarity
Learn about molarity through this interactive scenario where you will assume the role of a new TA... read more
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Moles
In this exercise, you will assume the role of a new intern at a commercial chemical company. Your... read more
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NC Craft Beverage Training - Teaser
This teaser video provides a brief overview of the craft brewing movement that has swept across... read more
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NC Life Science
This video surveys examples of life science-related training provided by NC Community Colleges for... read more
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Oil Immersion Microscopy Animation
Explore oil immersion microscopy in this short animated video that explains the use of immersion... read more
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PCR: Polymerase Chain Reaction
This video examines how PCR and DNA fingerprinting are performed.
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Performance Verification of a Balance
This lab will give you a chance to practice working with an analytical balance. You will weigh four... read more
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Performance Verification of an Analytical Balance
A balance calibrated at zero grams and 100 grams should give accurate readings at those extremes... read more
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Petunia Prep
The "Experiments in Biotechnology" video series is a production of NCCCS BioNetwork in partnership... read more
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pH Meter Calibration
In this interactive activity, you will learn how to perform a 3-point calibration of a pH meter... read more
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pH Meter Calibration
A pH meter must be calibrated before each use to ensure accurate measurements. In this video, our... read more
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Pipetting
You've just been hired as a quality assurance inspector for a research testing company. Your job is... read more
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Plasmid Isolation - Portable Genes
This experiment demonstrates the existence of plasmid DNA in E. coli cells.
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Preparing Tris Buffer
Tris is a buffer that's used to maintain a stable pH when working with solutions in the lab. In... read more
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Principles of Gel Electrophoresis
Capstone Center in Raleigh is BioNetwork's premiere worker training facility. Fundamental... read more
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Scientific Notation
In science, it is not unusual for us to use either very large or very small numbers in our... read more
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Scientific Notation (Greg Smith, 2010)
BioNetwork's Greg Smith explains how scientific notation is used in the life science industry.
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Seed Prep
The "Experiments in Biotechnology" video series is a production of NCCCS BioNetwork in partnership... read more
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Serial Dilution for Cell Cloning
Dilution Cloning is the technique used for creating a population of cells deriving from a single... read more
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