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Attention MIDSCI Customers!

May 1st

Attention MIDSCI Customers!

MIDSCI's website is experiencing difficulties due to recent storms in the area and projected flooding.  For questions and placing an order, please email Elise at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  We really appreciate your patience during this time and hope to be up and running as soon as possible.  Thank you! 

Three common problems and solutions to getting reproducible qPCR results!

Jan27

Three common problems and solutions to getting reproducible qPCR results!

Real-time polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) is an extremely sensitive assay in which the slightest variation can influence the results. Thus, to have a consistent and efficient qPCR assays, several parameters must first be optimized or taken into account. In this post we hightlight three common problems and solutions to getting reproducible qPCR results.

Freezer Inventory Log

Jan12

Freezer Inventory Log

The second law of thermodynamics can be expressed in several ways and one of those states that the degreed of disorder is always increasing in the universe. This is especially the case in a laboratory setting for these routine scenarios. 

Selecting a DNA Gel Documentation Systems

Oct 26

Selecting a DNA Gel Documentation Systems

“Gel documentation systems are a necessity in any laboratory that works with DNA. Equipment for gel documentation has evolved from simple UV lights and Polaroid cameras to advanced digital data-acquisition and -analysis systems … [As such,] It can be difficult to narrow down such a broad field of commercially available instruments.

The Importance of Cryogenics in Biobanking

Oct12

The Importance of Cryogenics in Biobanking

Biobanks are biorepositories that store samples such as human bodily fluids, cells, and tissues for use in scientific esearch. With the goal of improving our understanding of health and various diseases, these biobanks offer access to a multitude of samples and data representing a large number of people. Biosamples and data acquired from the samples are often used in cross purpose research studies.

Selecting the Right Microplate Reader for Your Laboratory

Oct4

Selecting the Right Microplate Reader for Your Laboratory

When it comes to selecting the right microplate reader for your laboratory, there are a few things to consider besides the cost and accessories. Some of the more important distinctions used to classify microplate readers are the wavelengths they work with, how they acquire a spectrum, and detection parameters which can be absorbance,

Technical Bulletin: DNA Staining and Imaging

Sept6

Technical Bulletin: DNA Staining and Imaging

When separating DNA via electrophoresis, it is most common for the gels to be stained so the DNA bands can be visualized.  In this technical bulletin, we highlight some features of alternative DNA staining and imaging approaches that is both effective and safe for the end user

BioExpress™ is no longer available to buy from! BioExpress™ has dissolved into VWR

July20

BioExpress™ is no longer available to buy from! BioExpress™ has dissolved into VWR

Are you specifically looking for crossovers for Genemate® Brand? With the recent dissolution of BioExpress™, the lead time and even availability of their Genemate® brand has become an issue. MIDSCI™ offers comparable products to the Genemate® brand all while delivering the unmatched customer service that you have grown to expect.

Are you in the market for cold storage equipment?

June 13

Are you in the market for cold storage equipment?

Although a seemingly easy decision, choosing the right cold storage equipment is critical for protecting your valuable samples and reagents. Improperly stored samples can cost weeks, if not months, of lost work and thousands of dollars.  To this end, it is worth taking a closer look at your options when choosing the right kind of freezer for your valuable research samples.  In this post we discuss what to consider when buying a low and ultra-low temperature (ULT) freezer.  

MIDSCI Announces Partnership with PerkinElmer

May 6

MIDSCI Announces Partnership with PerkinElmer

MIDSCI is proud to announce a partnership with PerkinElmer. MIDSCI now exclusively offers Perkin Elmer’s Victor line of plate readers. We also carry ECL reagents and a family of homogeneous, no-wash, luciferase assays.