Help to save fen wildlife with every Monarch kit purchased

Every time you order a Monarch Nucleic Acid Purification Kit from January to March 2020, NEB UK will make a donation to Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust - £5 for every small kit and £25 for every large kit purchased.


Our fen habitats are in vital need of conservation

Hertfordshire's fens (one of which is less than 2 miles from NEB's UK office) are a unique and much-needed habitat – they provide a home for wintering wetland birds such as snipe, shelter and food for mammals like our endangered water vole and habitat for moths like the vulnerable wainscot as well as many insects, frogs, newts, grass snakes and plant life.

Unfortunately fens are now extremely rare with an area equivalent to around 100 football pitches left in Hertfordshire. Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust cares for four areas of fen habitat - at Rye Meads, Thorley Wash, Purwell Ninesprings and Blagrove Common. The Trust works hard to care for these habitats through scrub clearance, reed cutting and conservation grazing. 

Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust is the leading voice for wildlife conservation across Hertfordshire and Middlesex. With volunteers, the Trust manages a network of nature reserves covering nearly 2,000 acres, from beautiful wetlands and woodlands to rare patches of heath and orchard. The Trust takes practical action every day to help wildlife flourish.

NEB UK would like to support the Trust’s vital work: for the first 3 months of this year we pledge to donate £5 from the sale of every small Monarch Nucleic Acid Purification Kit and £25 from the sale of every large Monarch Kit to support the Trust’s work on its nature reserves.

Find out more about fen wildlife at

Qualifying Products
Monarch Plasmid Miniprep Kit
Monarch DNA Gel Extraction Kit
Monarch PCR & DNA Cleanup Kit (5 μg)
Monarch Genomic DNA Purification Kit
Monarch Total RNA Miniprep Kit
Monarch RNA Cleanup Kit (10 µg)
Monarch RNA Cleanup Kit (50 µg)
Monarch RNA Cleanup Kit (500 µg)

Monarch Nucleic Acid Purification Kits: a more sustainable purification experience

We know that it can be difficult to be environmentally friendly in the lab, where sterility and convenience are of utmost importance. At times, it may seem that sustainability and benchwork are at odds with each other. Although we can’t completely solve this problem, we can make changes to our product design to help move toward the goal of a greener lab, and that’s exactly what we did with the design of our Monarch Nucleic Acid Purification Kits. We asked our customers what could be done to improve upon current nucleic acid purification kits to make them more sustainable. Read some of your suggestions, and how Monarch Kits address them. 


TERMS & CONDITIONS: £5 for every small Monarch kit purchased and £25 for every large Monarch kit purchased is paid to Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust, a registered charity no. 239863. Valid for purchases of Monarch kits from NEB (UK) Ltd in the UK and Ireland only from 1/1/20 - 31/3/20. No cash or cash equivalent. No substitution. Valid on new orders for Monarch Nucleic Acid Purification Kits (see for qualifying products). May not be applied to existing, pending or prior orders. Cannot be combined with any other promotions. Void if copied or transferred and where prohibited by law.