The classical period of molecular biology began in 1953, when James Watson and Francis Crick discovered the double helix structure of DNA. Knowing the structure of DNA, molecular biologists began their scientific journey to understand the mechanisms of genetic replication and the role of genes in heredity. Advances in molecular biology are transforming all areas of medical practice and are becoming the dominant paradigm of medical science.
To be an integral part of this era, HiMedia established its Molecular Biology division to develop world-class quality products related to basic and clinical research at an affordable price.
HiMedia has been dedicated to customer innovation since its inception and has proudly served the global scientific community since 1975. Over the years, HiMedia has partnered with a variety of companies ranging from microbiology to life science leaders, including molecular biology. HiMedia’s product range includes dry culture media and bases, antibiotic discs for determining the sensitivity of microorganisms to antibacterial drugs, animal cell cultures, plant tissue cultures, high-purity chemicals, laboratory aids (plastic products, sophisticated instruments) and everything related to molecular biology (equipment and consumables).
Leading company HiMedia has successfully developed the HiPurATM range of nucleic acid (genomic and plasmid DNA, RNA) purification kits, which gives excellent results and is extremely cost-effective compared to other kits available on the market. These kits are suitable for the purification of nucleic acids from a wide variety of samples. Simplified protocol, minimal steps, faster results, high yields and purity of isolated nucleic acids are the advantages of HiPurATM.
Nucleic acid purification kits
The purification kits offered by HiMedia provide a fast and efficient method for the purification of nucleic acid from a variety of samples. The purification columns in the kits are fixed with a specially treated silicon membrane, which is exclusively designed for efficient nucleic acid binding in the presence of high salt concentrations. The kits are based on the principle of spin column technology, and the use of optimised buffers ensures that only DNA or RNA is isolated, while cellular proteins, metabolites, salts and other impurities are removed during subsequent washing steps. The eluted DNA or RNA is suitable for downstream testing.
Buffers and reagents
HiMedia offers a range of molecular biology buffers and reagents suitable for robust assays in electrophoresis, SDS-PAGE, DNA/RNA solubilisation, gel loading, and more.
HiMedia produces ready-to-use markers. These markers help to size unknown nucleic acids and to check the efficiency of separation and staining on a gel. HiMedia offers a wide range of nucleic acid markers to suit any size and application. Each marker comes with a product information sheet that provides information about the product and how to use it.
HiMedia offers a complete kit for the rapid and accurate diagnosis of sickle cell anaemia. These kits are designed for screening as well as confirmation for the convenient and efficient detection of sickle cell signs and diseases.
HiMedia offers a range of high quality, nuclease-free (DNA and RNA free), high purity chemicals.
Culture media for molecular biology
HiMedia has a wide range of dry culture media for the maintenance and propagation of microorganisms for molecular biology. This range includes growth media for E. coli (Super Growth, LB, SOC, SOB, NZCYM, YT, etc.), S. cerevisiae and S. pombe (YPD, SD, EMM, etc.). HiMedia is a pioneer in the development of HiVegTM Luria broth, which is tryptone-free and animal-based. All of these media can be used for various molecular biology tests, such as plasmid maintenance, transformation, etc. In addition, Autoinduction Media, a series of highly specialised media that was developed to simplify the protein purification process for IPTG expression induction.
HiMedia has developed simple and rapid kits for the specific detection of bacterial and viral pathogens from various sources using PCR.
Kits for automatic DNA/RNA extraction
InstaDNA™ cards and kits
Reagents for cloning
HiPer® training kits
HiMedia offers a full range of training kits designed to teach basic techniques in molecular biology, microbiology, protein analysis, biochemistry, immunology, and chromatography. The principle of these kits is to assist the teaching community in preparing and delivering their lessons by providing hands-on training in a comprehensive and effective manner.
Molecular Biology (MB) laboratory supplies
HiMedia supplies the highest quality, plastic consumables and instruments of the Molecular Biology class, for research and development and for scientific and industrial applications. We follow a strict quality control procedure and specifications to meet international quality standards. We offer a wide range of robust and very fine laboratory products such as electrophoresis tubes, micropipettes (conventional and autoclavable), tips (barrier and non-barrier with ultra-low retention), cryogenic tubes and storage boxes, centrifuge tubes, PCR workstations, PCR consumables such as tubes, 8-well strips, 96 and 384-well PCR tubes, and sealing films.