The Immuno Explorer ELISA Kit uses a technique called enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) to detect the presence of an antibody or antigen in a sample. The protocol uses two antibodies, one of which is antigen-specific and the other that is coupled to an enzyme. This second antibody gives the assay its enzyme-linked name and causes a chromogenic substrate to produce color wherever it is bound. ELISA is a powerful antibody-based biosensing tool used in the field to search for pathogens in water, food, or air, whether they arise naturally or through acts of aggression.
Integrate multiple main content areas
It facilitates teaching about the functions of the immune system and the unique properties of antibodies that have revolutionized medicine, epidemiology, and life science research.
With this kit, students can:
Perform a genuine diagnostic procedure
Simulate real-world drug, pregnancy, HIV or GMO testing
Applications and uses
Three approaches to ELISA can be taken with this kit to teach biodefense, immunology, or health sciences. The kit includes individual curriculum guides and instructions for each protocol, along with teacher guides and student manuals.
A laboratory activity of 45 min.
Provides enough materials for twelve student workstations, up to four students per workstation
Download this Zombie Apocalypse activity for a fun way to use the Immuno Explorer ELISA kit in your classroom