Mini-PROTEAN® Tetra Cell

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Overview

Mini-Format 2-D Precast Gel Selection Guide
Refer to the following table to select the appropriate gel type and buffers for your 2-D polyacrylamide gel-based applications.

Gel Type


Application



Sample Buffer Running Buffer
Tris/Glycine


2-D SDS-PAGE




Laemmli
Tris/glycine/SDS

Tris-HCl


2-D SDS-PAGE




Laemmli
Tris/glycine/SDS

Mini-PROTEAN® vs. Novex Gel Cassettes
Setting Up and Running Mini-PROTEAN® TGX™ Precast Gels
Preparing and Opening the Mini-PROTEAN® Cassette

The versatile, easy-to-use Mini-PROTEAN® Tetra cell is ideal for vertical mini gel electrophoresis. This electrophoresis cell accommodates one to four Mini-PROTEAN precast or handcast gels, providing flexibility for your research needs. The Mini-PROTEAN Tetra cell eliminates tedious assembly procedures and has a patented sealing mechanism* that prevents assembly errors during handcasting.

Features and Benefits

  • Run one to four precast or handcast mini gels in less than an hour
  • Can also be used with the Mini Trans-Blot® electrophoresis cell for western blotting
  • Thermoplastic casting gaskets form a tight seal with the glass plates to ensure leak-free casting
  • Casting frames** with simple cam closure provide precision alignment on any flat surface
  • Side-by-side casting stand** allows access to both gels simultaneously, and a spring-loaded lever creates a tight seal against the thermoplastic rubber gasket
  • Run 2-D gels in less than a day

Applications and Uses

  • Polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (PAGE or SDS-PAGE)
  • 2-D gel electrophoresis
  • Screen new samples
  • Evaluate sample preparation conditions

More Information

Preset configurations can be ordered with the following catalog numbers: 165-8000 (10-well combs, 0.75 mm spacer plates) or 165-8001 (10-well combs, 1.0 mm spacer plates). See the Tetra Cell Bundle Selection Guide for bundles. To configure your own electrophoresis cell, order the four-gel Mini-PROTEAN Tetra cell (catalog #165-8004) and select a casting module from the Accessories tab. See our Mini-PROTEAN Tetra Handcast Systems page for individual handcasting equipment.

* U.S. patent 6,436,262.
** U.S. patent 6,162,342.

Number of gels 1–4
Precast gels Mini-PROTEAN® precast gels
Handcast gels Cast using Mini-PROTEAN spacer plates or Mini-PROTEAN empty cassettes
Gel size (W x L) Precast: 8.6 x 6.8; handcast: 8.3 x 7.3
Glass plate size  
   Short plate 10.1 x 7.3
   Spacer plate 10.1 x 8.2
Total buffer volume for 2 gels, ml 700 ml
Total buffer volume for 4 gels, ml 1,000 ml
Typical run times for SDS-PAGE 35–45 min (at 200 V constant)
Recommended power supply PowerPac™ Basic or PowerPac HC (High Current)
Dimensions (W x L x H), cm 12 x 16 x 18
Weight, kg/lb 1.0/2.2
  Gel format Mini
Mini-PROTEAN Tetra Cell for Ready Gel precast Gels #165-8004
Mini-PROTEAN® Tetra Cell for Mini Precast Gels

165-8004
4-gel vertical electrophoresis system, includes electrode assembly, companion running module, tank, lid with power cables, mini cell buffer dam

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Mini-PROTEAN® Tetra Cell for Mini Precast Gels

165-8005
2-gel vertical electrophoresis system, includes electrode assembly, tank, lid with power cables, mini cell buffer dam

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Mini-PROTEAN Tetra Cell #165-8000
Mini-PROTEAN® Tetra Cell

165-8000
4-gel vertical electrophoresis system, 0.75 mm gel thickness, includes companion module, 2 casting stands, 4 casting frames, 10-well combs, 5 short plates, and 5 spacer plates

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Mini-PROTEAN® Tetra Cell

165-8001
4-gel vertical electrophoresis system, 1.0 mm gel thickness, includes companion module, 2 casting stands, 4 casting frames, 10-well combs, 5 short plates, and 5 spacer plates

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Mini-PROTEAN® Tetra Cell

165-8002
2-gel vertical electrophoresis system, 0.75 mm gel thickness, includes casting stand, 2 casting frames, 10-well combs, 5 short plates, and 5 spacer plates

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Mini-PROTEAN® Tetra Cell

165-8003
2-gel vertical electrophoresis system, 1.0 mm gel thickness, includes casting stand, 2 casting frames, 10-well combs, 5 short plates, and 5 spacer plates

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Mini-PROTEAN® Tetra Cell

165-8006
4-gel vertical electrophoresis system, 1.5 mm gel thickness, includes companion module, 2 casting stands, 4 casting frames, 10-well combs, 5 short plates, and 5 spacer plates

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Mini-PROTEAN® Tetra Cell

165-8007
2-gel vertical electrophoresis system, 1.5 mm gel thickness, 1 casting stand, 2 casting frames, 10-well combs, 5 sets of glass plates

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Mini-PROTEAN® Tetra Cell and PowerPac™ Basic Power Supply

165-8025
4-gel vertical electrophoresis system (#165-8001) and PowerPac Basic power supply (#164-5050), for 1.0 mm gels, includes five 10-well combs and casting accessories for up to 4 gels

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Mini-PROTEAN® Tetra Cell and PowerPac™ Universal Power Supply

165-8026
4-gel vertical electrophoresis system (#165-8001) and PowerPac Universal power supply (#164-5070), for 1.0 mm gels, includes five 10-well combs and casting accessories for up to 4 gels

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Mini-PROTEAN® Tetra Cell and PowerPac™ HC Power Supply

165-8027
4-gel vertical electrophoresis system (#165-8001) and high current power supply (#164-5052), for 1.0 mm gels, includes five 10-well combs and casting accessories for up to 4 gels

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Mini-PROTEAN® Tetra Cell and PowerPac™ HV Power Supply

165-8028
4-gel vertical electrophoresis system (#165-8001) and PowerPac HV power supply (#164-5056), for 1.0 mm gels, includes five 10-well combs and casting accessories for up to 4 gels

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Mini-PROTEAN Tetra Cell and Mini Trans-Blot Module #165-8029
Mini-PROTEAN Tetra Cell and Mini Trans-Blot Module

165-8029
Electrophoresis and blotting system, 10-well, 1.0 mm, 4-gel system (#165-8001) and blotting module (#170-3935) without lower buffer tank and lid, includes gel casting accessories

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Mini-PROTEAN Tetra Cell for Mini Precast Gels and Mini Trans-Blot Module #165-8030
Mini-PROTEAN Tetra Cell for Ready Gel Precast Gels and Mini Trans-Blot Module

165-8030
Electrophoresis and blotting system for precast gels, 4-gel system (#165-8004) and blotting module (#170-3935)

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Mini-PROTEAN Tetra Cell, Mini Trans-Blot Module, and PowerPac Basic Power Supply #165-8033
Mini-PROTEAN Tetra Cell, Mini Trans-Blot Module, and PowerPac Basic Power Supply

165-8033
Electrophoresis and blotting system, 10-well, 1.0 mm, 4-gel system (#165-8001) and blotting module (#170-3935) without lower buffer tank and lid, includes power supply (#164-5050)

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Mini-PROTEAN Tetra Cell for Mini Precast Gels, Mini Trans-Blot Module, and PowerPac Basic Power Supply #165-8034
Mini-PROTEAN Tetra Cell for Ready Gel Precast Gels, Mini Trans-Blot Module, and PowerPac Basic Power Supply

165-8034
Electrophoresis and blotting system for precast gels, 4-gel system (#165-8004), blotting module (#170-3935) without lower buffer tank and lid, includes power supply (#164-5050)

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Mini-PROTEAN Tetra Cell, Mini Trans-Blot Module, and PowerPac HC Power Supply #165-8035
Mini-PROTEAN Tetra Cell, Mini Trans-Blot Module, and PowerPac HC Power Supply

165-8035
Electrophoresis and blotting system, 10-well, 1.0 mm, 4-gel system (#165-8001), blotting module (#170-3935) without lower buffer tank and lid, includes high current power supply (#164-5052)

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Mini-PROTEAN Tetra Cell for Mini Precast Gels, Mini Trans-Blot Module, and PowerPac HC Power Supply #165-8036
Mini-PROTEAN Tetra Cell for Ready Gel Precast Gels, Mini Trans-Blot Module, and PowerPac HC Power Supply

165-8036
Electrophoresis and blotting system for precast gels, 4-gel system (#165-8004), blotting module (#170-3935) without lower buffer tank and lid, includes high current power supply (#164-5052)

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10007296 Instruction Manual, Mini-PROTEAN Tetra Cell, Rev D Click to download
5535 Mini-PROTEAN Electrophoresis System Brochure, Rev E Click to download [ Add to Cart (Free) ]
2364 Ready Gel System Resource Guide Addendum, Rev A Click to download
2144 Ready Gel System Resource Guide (Note: large PDF file - 3.8 MB) Click to download
3095 2-D Electrophoresis: Tools for Rapid, High-Resolution Protein Separations Brochure, Rev B Click to download [ Add to Cart (Free) ]
3098 Expression Proteomics Overview Brochure, Rev B Click to download
5924 Stem Cell Basics for Life Science Researchers Brochure, Rev A Click to download [ Add to Cart (Free) ]