Run Out of Reagent at Midnight? There’s an App for That!

Helix AppYou know the scene: you are working on a key experiment on a weekend or after hours–finishing up before an upcoming meeting or before a grant update or proposal submission. You go to the laboratory freezer for that enzyme or protease, or worse to the shelf for the nucleic acid extraction kit for all those samples you have prepped, and…

suddenly you realize it wasn’t reordered after the last person used it.

You need two more kits, but which Helix® unit will have what you need–the one two flights downstairs or the one in the building across the street?

You pull out your mobile device and access the Helix® by Promega app (Android)  or (iOS).  With this app you can access on-site stocking units at your institution, search available products, view reagent information, and make a purchase. Voila! The reagent you need, when you need it—without the campus tour. The Helix® mobile app  requires  current registration for the Helix® program.

Find out if your institution already has a Helix® unit on site, or if you don’t have access to one, learn more about the Helix® program.

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Michele Arduengo

Social Media Manager at Promega Corporation
Michele earned her B.A. in biology at Wesleyan College in Macon, GA, and her PhD through the BCDB Program at Emory University in Atlanta, GA. Michele manages the Promega Connections blog. She enjoys leisure reading, writing creative nonfiction and knitting, and the occasional cross-country skiing jaunt.

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