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Using Bento Lab without a microwave during fieldwork
There is no need for your Bento Lab use to be limited by microwave oven availability in the field.Read more
Tracking Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria in the Field with Bento Lab and MinION
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“[A] comparison of the amplification of target RNA between the Bento Lab and a regular thermocycler by quantitatively measuring Cas12a-dependent fluorescence shows that the portable laboratory can be a solid alternative.”
Alcántara et al. (2021). Unlocking SARS-CoV-2 detection in low-and middle-income countries. Cell reports methods , 1 (7), 100093.
“[Bento Lab is] deployable to remote locations with minimal household-grade infrastructures […] The standard protocols of a laboratory may be used without amendments and adaptations […]”
Kambouris et al. (2020). Point-of-need molecular processing of biosamples using portable instrumentation to reduce turnaround time. Biosafety and Health, 2 (3), 177-182.
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Come Fly With Me, Bento Lab
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Bird Sexing Primers and Protocols for Bento Lab
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