CARLSBAD, Calif., Sept. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- MO BIO Laboratories, Inc. is proud to announce the launch of Gut Check: The Microbiome Game. Gut Check is a scientific, strategic and competitive board game designed to be enjoyable for scientists, students, and game enthusiasts alike. The game consists of several card types, including beneficial, opportunistic, and pathogenic microbes, infections and events. Cards can be played on oneself or an opponent and have various consequences to the well-being of the microbiome, ranging from advantageous to lethal. Gut Checks occur randomly throughout the game, sending competitors hurtling up or down the intestinal tract as they gain or lose health. Players can take advantage of pathogen and infection cards, antibiotics, and even fecal transplants to improve their own condition or disrupt the microbiome of an opponent, making for a lively completion that is fun for lab mates, classmates and families.
- Scientific – Take a fascinating trip down the small intestine to learn how gut microorganisms, antibiotics, diet and lifestyle intersect to create a thriving (or lethal) microbiome!
- Strategic – Multiple card types, tactics, and twists ensure an exciting game for players, whether they are scientists, students or game enthusiasts
- Competitive – Bring your killer instincts to the game as you sabotage your opponents with botulism, the plague and more!
MO BIO is known for our innovative life science products, including the PowerFecalâ DNA Isolation Kit and PowerMicrobiomeâ RNA Isolation Kit, as well as our fun and geeky t-shirts. While our scientists continue to develop novel solutions for nucleic acid isolation and protein extraction from challenging sample types, we are excited to extend our product line to include this educational board game. Gut Check's content and design was developed by David Coil and the graphic design was done by Erin Johnson and Wendy Ochoa.
Gut Check is available now for just $20.00. For more information, visit www.mobio.com/gutcheck or call 800-606-6246.
MO BIO Laboratories, a QIAGEN company (www.mobio.com) has developed innovative tools for researchers in molecular biology since 1993. A global leader in solutions for soil, stool, water and microbial nucleic acid purification, MO BIO's Power kits contain patented Inhibitor Removal Technology® for removal of PCR inhibiting substances during the nucleic acid purification procedure. At MO BIO, our focus is on quality products that work, save time and function for all sample types, not just the easy ones. It is MO BIO's aim to make researchers' working lives more productive and efficient, creating time to focus on what is critical, not just in work, but in life.
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