SAPS Project


Science & Plants for Schools: ELISA kit


Science & Plants for Schools (SAPS) supports teachers, technicians and students learning plant science, from primary through to post-16. SAPS have a particular focus on innovative and reliable practical protocols for secondary biology.

SAPS Elisa kit

In 1990 SAPS launched a schools ELISA kit for the detection of Botrytis cinerea and approached the Antibody Unit to see if we would be willing to take over responsibility for the production and supply of the kits directly to schools. We agreed and now supply schools throughout the UK and parts of Europe with this very successful kit. The antibody used in the kit was developed by Molly Dewey of Oxford University and the cell line was gifted by her for use in this project.

Schools and further education institutes order the kits directly from SASA and we also provide a helpdesk facility for any advice that may be required by teachers.

This school and further education ELISA practical kit is a recognised biology practical by organisations including, SQA and AQA and is used by students studying Advanced Higher Biology, A-level biology and equivalent courses. 

ELISA dilution

This ELISA practical kit provides sufficient reagents and equipment for five pairs of students to carry out the experiment. Technical guides and Student guides can be found below.  

The kit is usually available ex stock and costs £35 including postage (ex VAT).

SAPS - PDF files

Student Guide
Technical Guide
Checklist Component

Orders can be placed by:

Phone:   0131 244 8867
Email  :
Post   :  Antibody Unit, SASA, Roddinglaw Road, Edinburgh, EH12 9FJ


Additional teaching notes and ideas for investigations are available from the Science & Plants for Schools (SAPS) website.