Focus on gel electrophoresis

Cleaver Scientific will be displaying its latest innovations in gel electrophoresis at ARABLAB 2016, to be held 20-23 March 2016 at the Dubai International Convention & Visitors Centre in the United Arab Emirates.

These include the Safe series of electrophoresis products, the OmniPAGE VS20WAVE-DGGE - a  Denaturing Gradient Gel Electrophoresis (DGGE) system and the new Horizontal Polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (hPAGE) system.

The Safe Series of products were designed to make DNA electrophoresis procedures safer, more convenient and more economical to run. Eliminating the need for Ethidium Bromide and UV light, runSAFE is a completely safe stain for DNA gel electrophoresis. runVIEW is an innovative system which can be used to maximise the efficiency of DNA recovery from stained gels by minimising the number of steps involved in post-electrophoretic purification. runDOC is a bench-top gel documentation system which sits above the gel tank and enables multiple real-time images of the process to be taken.

Modular in design the OmniPAGE VS20WAVE-DGGE system and its wide range of accessories allow laboratories to effortlessly switch between different mutation detection techniques, thereby maximising throughput and screening efficiency. The system is compatible with microplates and thermal cycler blocks enabling 96-sample throughput which alleviates many of the bottlenecks associated with screening for DNA mutations.

The new hPAGE system’s horizontal format allows for a large number of samples to be run simultaneously and combines this with the greater resolution of polyacrylamide compared with agarose. A key advantage of the system is that it is very simple to pour and cast gels which takes away some of the complexity normally associated with vertical gel casting. 

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