“We chose the BentoLab over other portable laboratory devices like the miniPCR (8-wells) as our proposed workflow was reliant on having a higher thermocycling capacity […]”Chang et al. (2020).
Takeaways from mobile DNA barcoding with BentoLab and MinION. Genes, 11(10), 1121.
A Portable PCR Workstation for Field Sequencing
Leading researchers are using Bento Lab around the world as a portable workstation for PCR and library preparation in MinION sequencing workflows.
Take the versatility of a wet lab into the field
Do the research you want to do with Bento Lab, anywhere
- In-situ DNA barcoding
- On-site molecular typing
- eDNA metagenomics
- Whole genome sequencing
- MinION sketching
Explore what you can research
Work with DNA and sequencing anywhere
Dr Sophie Zaaijer and her team have developed an inexpensive method to prepare ready-to-sequence libraries for MinION in 55 minutes, using Bento Lab.Learn more
In-situ DNA barcoding
Discovering marine biodiversity in Singapore using in-situ DNA barcoding on a boat using Bento Lab and MinION.Learn more
Animal health monitoring
Bringing local health monitoring of great apes into the genomic age by identification of nematodes with Bento Lab and MinION.Learn more
Maximise Sample Throughput with Bento Lab
Go from DNA extraction to PCR to MinION library prep using one portable workstation
32 well thermocycler
Heat or incubate, lyse cells, amplify DNA via PCR or isothermal methods, ligate sequencing adaptors
8k G centrifuge, 6 tube capacity
Sediment samples, spin down tubes, extract DNA using spin columns
Electrophoresis and transilluminatorCast, load, and run agarose electrophoresis gels to visualise genomic DNA or amplicon DNA
Why Researchers Use Bento Lab
Hear more from the researchers using Bento Lab with MinION sequencing in the field
“[We] present a protocol to genetically identify nematodes using 18S SSU rRNA sequencing using the MinION, a portable third generation sequencer, and proof that it is possible to perform all the molecular preparations on a fully portable molecular biology lab – the Bentolab.”Knot et al. (2020).
DNA barcoding of nematodes using the MinION. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 8, 100.
“[We] proposed a MinION-based workflow for fast Campylobacter and other zoonotic pathogens’ screening using a Bento Lab–MinION combination for portable sequencing at the farm level…. We have demonstrated that MinION-based workflow at the farm level is viable and highly accurate by comparing it with ISO/TS 10272-2:2017.”Marin et al. (2022).
Rapid oxford nanopore technologies MinION sequencing workflow for Campylobacter jejuni identification in broilers on site—a proof-of-concept study. Animals, 12(16), 2065.
Carry your field sequencing lab wherever you go!
Bento Lab allows you to make genomic discoveries with MinION anywhere
Paired with Oxford Nanopore Technologies’ MinION, you can pack all you need for field sequencing into a small suitcase.
Bento Lab’s laptop-sized footprint allows easy set up and packing away wherever you want to use it, from the corner of a lab to a field station or hotel room, or on a diving boat or inside a cave system!
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