Mini-PROTEAN® Tetra Cell

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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 a vertical mini gel electrophoresis system designed for fast, simple setup, facilitating rapid sample optimization, method development, and targeted protein analysis. The Mini-PROTEAN Tetra Cell eliminates tedious assembly procedures and has a patented sealing mechanism* that prevents assembly errors during gel casting.

Features and Benefits

  • Can run one to four precast or handcast mini gels in 15–20 min
  • Can be used for western blotting with the Mini Trans-Blot® Module
  • Thermoplastic casting gaskets seal tightly 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
  • Complete 2-D gels in less than a day

Applications and Uses

  • Polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (PAGE or SDS-PAGE)
  • 2-D gel electrophoresis
  • Screening samples
  • Evaluating sample preparation conditions

Included Components

  • All Tetra Cells include buffer tank, electrode assembly, lid with power cables, and mini cell buffer dam
  • Tetra Cells for hand casting include casting frames and stands, glass plates, 10-well gel combs, sample loading guide, and TGX Stain-Free™ FastCast™ Acrylamide, 10% (161-0182)

Configuration Options

The Mini-PROTEAN Tetra Cell is configurable for 1–4 precast or handcast gels in different thicknesses, and bundled with power supplies and blotting modules. Any 2-gel Tetra Cell can be converted to a 4-gel system by adding a companion running module (1658038).

Mini-PROTEAN Tetra Cells

Gel Compatibility
Gel Capacity
Catalog Number
Precast mini gels
2 gels
1658005
Precast mini gels
4 gels
1658004
Handcast mini gels (0.75 mm thick)
2 gels
1658002FC
Handcast mini gels (1.0 mm thick) 2 gels
1658003FC
Handcast mini gels (1.5 mm thick) 2 gels
1658007FC
Handcast mini gels (0.75 mm thick)
4 gels 1658000FC
Handcast mini gels (1.0 mm thick)
4 gels 1658001FC
Handcast mini gels (1.5 mm thick) 4 gels 1658006FC

To configure your own electrophoresis cell, order the 4-gel Mini-PROTEAN Tetra cell (1658004) and select a casting module from the Mini-PROTEAN Tetra Cell Accessories tab.

Mini-PROTEAN Tetra Cells with PowerPac™ Power Supplies

Gel Compatibility
Gel Capacity
Power Supply Catalog Number
Handcast mini gels (1.0 mm thick)
4 gels PowerPac™ Basic 1658025FC
PowerPac™ Universal 1658026FC
PowerPac™ HC 1658027FC
PowerPac™ HV 1658028FC

Mini-PROTEAN Tetra Cells with Protein Blotting Modules

All blotting modules include modular electrode assembly, gel holder cassettes, fiber pads, and Bio-Ice™ cooling unit.


Gel Compatibility
Gel Capacity
Included Accessories Catalog Number

  Precast mini gels
4 gels
Mini Trans-Blot® Module 1658030
Mini Trans-Blot® Module
PowerPac™ Basic Power Supply
1658034
Mini Trans-Blot® Module
PowerPac™ HC Power Supply
1658036
Handcast mini gels
(1.0 mm thick)  
Mini Trans-Blot® Module 1658029FC
Mini Trans-Blot® Module
PowerPac™ Basic Power Supply
1658033FC
Mini Trans-Blot® Module
PowerPac™ HC Power Supply
 1658035FC

Related Categories

* 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
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Mini-PROTEAN Tetra Cell for Ready Gel precast Gels #165-8004
Mini-PROTEAN® Tetra Vertical Electrophoresis Cell for Mini Precast Gels, 4-gel

1658004
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 Vertical Electrophoresis Cell for Mini Precast Gels, 2-gel

1658005
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 with FastCast Acrylamide Kit
Mini-PROTEAN® Vertical Electrophoresis Cell, 4-gel, for 0.75 mm thick handcast gels

1658000FC
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, with TGX Stain-Free™ FastCast™ Acrylamide Starter Kit, 10% (161-0182)

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Mini-PROTEAN Tetra Cell with FastCast Acrylamide Kit
Mini-PROTEAN® Tetra Vertical Electrophoresis Cell, 4-gel, for 1.0 mm thick handcast gels

1658001FC
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, with TGX Stain-Free™ FastCast™ Acrylamide Starter Kit, 10% (161-0182)

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Mini-PROTEAN® Tetra Vertical Electrophoresis Cell, 2-gel, for 0.75 mm thick handcast gels

1658002FC
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, with TGX Stain-Free™ FastCast™ Acrylamide Starter Kit, 10% (161-0182)

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Mini-PROTEAN Tetra Cell with FastCast Acrylamide Kit
Mini-PROTEAN® Tetra Vertical Electrophoresis Cell, 2-gel, for 1.0 mm thick handcast gels

1658003FC
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, with TGX Stain-Free™ FastCast™ Acrylamide Starter Kit, 10% (161-0182)

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Mini-PROTEAN Tetra Cell with FastCast Acrylamide Kit
Mini-PROTEAN® Tetra Vertical Electrophoresis Cell, 4-gel, for 1.5 mm thick handcast gels

1658006FC
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, with TGX Stain-Free™ FastCast™ Acrylamide Starter Kit, 10% (161-0182)

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Mini-PROTEAN Tetra Cell with FastCast Acrylamide Kit
Mini-PROTEAN® Tetra Vertical Electrophoresis Cell, 2-gel, for 1.5 mm thick handcast gels

1658007FC
2-gel vertical electrophoresis system, 1.5 mm gel thickness, includes 1 casting stand, 2 casting frames, 10-well combs, 5 sets of glass plates, with TGX Stain-Free™ FastCast™ Acrylamide Starter Kit, 10% (161-0182)

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Mini-PROTEAN Tetra Cell and PowerPac Basic Power Supply with FastCast Acrylamide Kit
Mini-PROTEAN® Tetra Vertical Electrophoresis Cell, 4-gel, for 1.0 mm thick handcast gels, with PowerPac™ Basic Power Supply

1658025FC
4-gel vertical electrophoresis system (#165-8001) and PowerPac Basic Power Supply (#164-5050), for 1.0 mm gels, with five 10-well combs and casting accessories for up to 4 gels and TGX Stain-Free™ FastCast™ Acrylamide Starter Kit, 10% (161-0182)

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Mini-PROTEAN Tetra Cell and PowerPac Universal Power Supply with FastCast Acrylamide Kit
Mini-PROTEAN® Tetra Vertical Electrophoresis Cell, 4-gel, for 1.0 mm thick handcast gels, with PowerPac™ Universal Power Supply

1658026FC
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, with TGX Stain-Free™ FastCast™ Acrylamide Starter Kit, 10% (161-0182)

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Mini-PROTEAN Tetra Cell and PowerPac HC Power Supply with FastCast Acrylamide Kit
Mini-PROTEAN® Tetra Vertical Electrophoresis Cell, 4-gel, for 1.0 mm thick handcast gels, with PowerPac™ HC Power Supply

1658027FC
4-gel vertical electrophoresis system (#165-8001) and PowerPac High-Current Power Supply (#164-5052), for 1.0 mm gels, includes five 10-well combs and casting accessories for up to 4 gels, with TGX Stain-Free™ FastCast™ Acrylamide Starter Kit, 10% (161-0182)

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Mini-PROTEAN Tetra Cell and PowerPac HV Power Supply with FastCast Acrylamide Kit
Mini-PROTEAN® Tetra Vertical Electrophoresis Cell, 4-gel, for 1.0 mm thick handcast gels, with PowerPac™ HV Power Supply

1658028FC
4-gel vertical electrophoresis system (#165-8001) and PowerPac High-Voltage Power Supply (#164-5056), for 1.0 mm gels, includes five 10-well combs and casting accessories for up to 4 gels, with TGX Stain-Free™ FastCast™ Acrylamide Starter Kit, 10% (161-0182)

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Mini-PROTEAN Tetra Cell and Mini Trans-Blot Module with FastCast Acrylamide Kit
Mini-PROTEAN® Tetra Vertical Electrophoresis Cell, 4-gel, for 1.0 mm thick handcast gels, with Mini Trans-Blot® Module

1658029FC
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, with TGX Stain-Free™ FastCast™ Acrylamide Starter Kit, 10% (161-0182)

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Mini-PROTEAN Tetra Cell for Mini Precast Gels and Mini Trans-Blot Module #165-8030
Mini-PROTEAN® Vertical Electrophoresis Cell, 4-gel, for Mini Precast Gels with Mini Trans-Blot® Module

1658030
Electrophoresis and blotting system for precast gels, includes 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 with FastCast Acrylamide Kit
Mini-PROTEAN® Tetra Vertical Electrophoresis Cell, 4-gel, for 1.0 mm thick handcast gels, with Mini Trans-Blot® Module and PowerPac™ Basic Power Supply

1658033FC
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, with PowerPac Basic Power Supply (#164-5050) and TGX Stain-Free™ FastCast™ Acrylamide Starter Kit, 10% (161-0182)

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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 Vertical Electrophoresis Cell for Mini Precast Gels, with Mini Trans-Blot® Module and PowerPac™ Basic Power Supply

1658034
Electrophoresis and blotting system for precast gels, 4-gel system (#165-8004), blotting module (#170-3935) without lower buffer tank and lid, includes PowerPac Basic Power Supply (#164-5050)

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Mini-PROTEAN Tetra Cell, Mini Trans-Blot Module, and PowerPac HC Power Supply with FastCast Acrylamide Kit
Mini-PROTEAN® Tetra Vertical Electrophoresis Cell, 4-gel, for 1.0 mm thick handcast gels, with Mini Trans-Blot® Module and PowerPac™ HC Power Supply

1658035FC
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 PowerPac High-Current Power Supply (#164-5052) and TGX Stain-Free™ FastCast™ Acrylamide Starter Kit, 10% (161-0182)

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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 Vertical Electrophoresis Cell for Mini Precast Gels, 4-gel, Mini Trans-Blot® Module, and PowerPac™ HC Power Supply

1658036
Electrophoresis and blotting system for precast gels, 4-gel system (#165-8004), blotting module (#170-3935) without lower buffer tank and lid, includes PowerPac 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 F Click to download [ Add to Cart (Free) ]
M1658100 Mini-PROTEAN Precast Gels Instruction Manual and Application Guide, Rev F 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