Instead of individually selecting laboratory reagents, could we use pre-existing laboratory protocols to help fill our shopping baskets?
So in this idea, you would use an author's name and/or study title to find reagents for your experiments. You'll search for the study in the search bar. Then you would click on the appropriate study protocol for your experiment. The system will suggest certain reagents to you based on the protocol you have chosen. Then you can start adding the reagents to your basket.
You want to do an immunostaining technique, but you'd like to follow a certain author's study protocol.
You put the author's name/study title into the search bar.
The methods used in the study will come up in the search, and then you'll click 'immunostaining.'
This will open up a page that tells you the kind of things you need. For immunostaining, you'll need a fixing reagent, blocking buffer, antibodies, counterstain, etc.
After you click on 'blocking buffer,' the website will show you all the options available for blocking buffers.
Then you can add your reagents.
This way, you can align your experiment with a previous protocol on the internet. You can also improve the pre-existing protocol because the shopping basket will be customisable.
Hopefully, we won't be forgetting reagents with this new technique too.
Any thoughts on the idea? Do you have any improvements?