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E&K Scientific Products has been acquired by Thomas Scientific


E&K Scientific Products has been acquired by Thomas Scientific



To All our Valued Customers,


It is with great pride and enthusiasm that I announce that E&K Scientific Products, Inc. has joined the Thomas Scientific Group and its commitment to build the largest high quality brand centric distribution company serving science.

Thomas Scientific is a $150M revenue multi-channel distribution company that supports scientists across all 50 U.S. states and nearly 120 countries worldwide.
E&K and Thomas share strong core values and a customer focused approach to serving the science market. And we feel that this integration will bring together the best of brands under strong leadership to deliver operational excellence, and ultimately to better serve You, our loyal customer.

With access to Thomas Scientific’s 700K skus, E&K will finally become a one-stop supplier for all your research needs, while continuing to offer the unparalleled customer experience centered on technical expertise, innovation, and personalized service that you’ve known for almost 50 years.

The current relationship that you enjoy with E&K will remain intact. Our operations and order handling will remain the same, as well as all of your account and contact information. At this time, there will be no change in our leadership nor in the core staff that you interact with on a daily basis.

We appreciate your continued support and we look forward to assisting you in the future while keeping you informed throughout this exciting process!

Brian Ruf
President & CEO, E&K Scientific Products, Inc.

E&K Scientific is now a full line distributor of Zymo Research products!


We are very excited to announce our new distribution partnership with Zymo Research.

Zymo Research is recognized for its innovation of high quality nucleic acid purification technologies. Whether it's epigenetics, DNA, RNA, E. coli, or yeast based research, market leaders have placed their trust in Zymo’s proven technologies since it opened its doors in 1994. The company’s goal is to provide the highest quality products in the industry while ensuring they are both simple to use and reliable in their performance.
We  feel this philosophy aligns perfectly with  E&K Scientific and our track record of providing reliable service and solutions to our customers.

Contact us today for more information on the product line and let us help you find the perfect solution for your research!

Environmentally Preferred Products Roadshow


We are proud to be part of the “Environmentally preferred products roadshow” at UC Berkeley!
Join us on Thursday, November 2nd, from 10am to 2 pm, and learn how to get to zero waste in your lab.

Try the NEW Azure Ao Absorbance Microplate Reader


We are so confident that you will be impressed with the ease of use and performance of the Azure Ao Absorbance Microplate Reader that we will send your lab a unit to use for 1 week, with no obligation, absolutely FREE!

A microplate reader is an essential part of a productive lab, with its application flexibility, sensitivity, and high-throughput capabilities. The Ao Absorbance Microplate Reader offers a simple user interface that is normally only found on more expensive systems. Its absorbance-based reading offers maximum sensitivity, the best read speeds for kinetic assays, high flexibility, and lower cost compared to fluorescent and luminescent-based readers. Its top-reading design is ideal for solution-based assays such as ELISAs, DNA and protein quantification, and enzyme kinetics.

Don’t miss out on this limited time opportunity and request your FREE TRIAL today!


Introducing the NEW Avidien MicroPro 300

Avidien micropro 300 pipettor

We are very excited about the NEW Avidien MicroPro 300.

It is the most compact benchtop pipettor available on the market for multi-function pipetting.  In addition to simple pipetting, if also offers repeat, variable, dilute-mix and multi aspirate dispense modes. 

It has the ability to save complex custom programs and comes with a ready-to-use iPad featuring an intuitive touchscreen command interface with Bluetooth connectivity.

Its small size - only 8 inches wide! - makes it ideal for use in crowded labs or inside the hood.

Check it out and request your FREE Demo today!

E&K Scientific sponsors the 42nd Annual WCBSURC Conference

E&K is pleased to be the primary sponsor of the 42nd Annual West Coast Biological Sciences Undergraduate Research Conference (WCBSURC), which will take place on Saturday, April 22, 2017, at Santa Clara University. The WCBSUR Conference is among the oldest, intercollegiate conferences of its kind in the nation. It was founded in 1976 by Dr. William Eisinger, Professor of Biology at Santa Clara University, with the purpose of providing a forum for undergraduate researchers to present original data they have generated in the fields of biology and biochemistry, and fostering intercollegiate interactions among students and faculty who share a commitment to undergraduate research in the biological sciences. E&K is proud to support our local community and education programs.

E&K Sponsors Stanford Recycling Program


E&K is proud to be the official sponsor of the new Stanford Voluntary Lab Recycling Program.

After listening to our customers’ needs and working closely with the university, we have partnered with the Cardinal Green Labs Program to provide free ten-gallon bins to those labs that would like to recycle their plastics but don’t have convenient access to the recycling stations available on campus.

For E&K, this initiative is just another opportunity to show our commitment to the environment in an industry where "being green” is an ongoing challenge.  We invite the entire scientific community to join us in an effort that will benefit future generations to come.

>>> See the bins in action and read more about the program here!

Our NEW Product Catalog is Here!


The NEW E&K Catalog has arrived!

•   New Exciting Products
•   Innovative Solutions
•   Big, Clear Images
•   Quick Features and Benefits
•   Application Tips, and much, much, more!

Download it now from the LITERATURE PAGE or request your FREE COPY today!

It's E&K's 40th Anniversary!


Most of you don’t know, but it was back in 1974 when my parents - Egon & Kay - started selling test tubes out of our garage in Saratoga, California.  My father was a salesman for a capital equipment company and a customer of his had a problem getting product.  He listened, solved the issue and a company was born.  E&K Scientific was later incorporated in 1975, and so started the incredible journey that has shaped our company and made this celebration possible today.

My parents believed that their service could help the local life science community by adding value to the important work scientists do. I'm proud to say that 40 years later our mission at E&K remains the same.

Our goal is to provide the best products and solutions available on the market so that our customers can focus on their research. We work diligently to provide products that save time, money and produce better and faster results. We also recognize your time is valuable.  To that end,  we are accessible and responsive to our customer’s requests and needs.

So on this day of celebration, I would like to say THANK YOU to all our E&K customers for putting their trust in us and making our continued success possible.

Brian Ruf
President & CEO

Viruses seen as alternative to antibiotics


EpiBiome, a Union City biotech company and E&K customer, is looking into bacteriophages as an alternative to antibiotics to cure infections.
Considering the number of people that die every day in the U.S. from antibiotic-resistant infections, we are extremely proud to see our Accuflow tips in action to help EpiBiome's efforts in finding an alternative cure.

Read the full article on SFGate.com

NEW OmniGenX PureMag PCR Kits


In modern science, nucleic acid purification represents the most important and critical step to the success of all molecular biology applications. For this reason, E&K is excited to announce that the new OmniGenX PureMag PCR Clean Up Kits can deliver a higher purity, higher yield PCR product that doesn't increase lab's costs or processing time but actually allows the final user to save money with its 20 minute protocol. 

The PureMag PCR Clean Up Kits utilize state of the art paramagnetic bead technology that combined with unique buffer formulations delivers a superior high-throughput purification of PCR amplicons greater than 60 bp. Thanks to the large surface area, the advanced chemistry, and the unique paramagnetic technology, PureMag beads provide more binding sites for nucleic acids. This results in higher yields and a recovery rate of 90% - which is significantly higher than the 80% obtained from the competition. Also, uniform bead size and shape guarantee a robust and reproducible performance by reducing variations from sample to sample. 

But what is really revolutionary and sets these kits apart from the other beads available on the market is that they can efficiently remove primer dimers. While all beads on the market can deliver a purified product that is essentially free of contaminants by removing unincorporated primers, dNTPs, salts and enzymes during the binding and washing steps of the protocol, PureMag beads have proven to efficiently remove primer dimers. This eliminates extra time consuming clean-up steps and reduces the potential of sequencing bias. In other words, after the easy 20 minute protocol is completed, the PureMag purified product is ready to be used in routine and downstream applications such as Sequencing, Genotyping and SNP Detection, and Cloning with no extra clean-ups required! After PureMag beads are added at a 1.8 ratio and the binding of the PCR products occurs, a magnetic plate or device can immobilize the beads in seconds. And unlike conventional methods that require centrifugation to pellet the beads and careful aspiration, a magnetic device can ensure a maximum sample recovery by allowing a complete buffer removal with no sample dilution nor bead loss. 

In conclusion, after taking a close look at all the magnetic beads that are available on the market, we can say that OmniGenX PureMag beads deliver a higher quality product that is also significantly more affordable than the other beads that are available at this time for PCR Clean up and NextGen Sequencing sample prep.

Request a copy of our new Product Catalog!


E&K customers are loving our NEW PRODUCT CATALOG:

•   New, innovative solutions
•   Features and benefits for all products
•   Application tips, and much, much, more!

Download it now from the Literature page or request your free copy today!

Introducing OmniGenX: a whole new concept of DNA/RNA purification



E&K Scientific is excited to announce that we will be the exclusive distributor for the new OmniGenX line of Nucleic Acid Purification Kits.

OmniGenX is a new brand that takes all the best solutions currently available in the marketplace and combines them under one unique product line. Its commitment is to deliver innovative tools that can really help scientists streamline their workflow.  Already off to a great start is their PureSpin column technology, delivering the highest recovery and purity levels in the industry.

PureSpin columns are designed to work with extremely low elution volumes and to ensure high performance in all downstream applications, such as PCR, qPCR, DNA ligation/cloning, enzymatic reactions, routine clean-ups, transfections, sequencing and arrays.
They also guarantee no buffer retention by giving researchers the ability to recover those 2 or 3µl of precious sample and costly reagents that are usually trapped behind on competitors columns.

OmniGenX purification kits are available in columns for single sample applications and in a 96-well plate format for high throughput and automated isolations.
All the components can be purchased in bulk providing greater flexibility to the research lab, regardless of its size.  Additionally, OmniGenX components are also compatible with most other brand kits on the market.

DNA Clean Up, Gel Extraction, Genomic DNA, Plasmid MiniPrep and RNA purification kits are already available for purchase through eksci.com. Additional kits are expected to be released in the next few months so make sure you don't miss out and sign up now to receive our newsletter at the bottom of this page!

E&K Scientific signs new partnership for distribution of IKA Laboratory Equipment in the United States!


E&K Scientific is now a full line dealer of IKA Laboratory Equipment!

IKA laboratory technology offers a wide range of innovative equipment for numerous applications in research and development. Market leaders trust in our proven technology for their mixing, heating, distilling and crushing applications. IKA has gained a leading position in the world market with its innovative magnetic stirrers, mixers, overhead stirrers, shakers, homogenizers, mills, rotary evaporators, calorimeters, laboratory reactors and specially developed software for laboratory and analysis applications.

For more information on the full line of IKA Products, please contact us.


E&K Scientific Products has been acquired by Thomas Scientific     To All our Valued Customers,   It is with great pride and enthusiasm that I announce that  E&K Scientific Products, Inc.  has joined the  Thomas Scientific Group and its commitment to build the largest high quality brand centric distr...

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