The practical activity described here is a simulated ELISA which has been developed for pupils in secondary education. Used as described it gives results indistinguishable from a real ELISA and has the advantages of
  • Low cost
  • Requires little preparation

There is more than one way to use the kit but the recommended practical experiment described on these pages is the simulation of a disease outbreak and identification of the source. This can be done in about an hour, comfortably in two 40 minute lessons.

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