The Mini-PROTEAN 2-D electrophoresis cell performs both tube gel IEF and vertical electrophoresis applications. First-dimension IEF typically takes 3.5 hours, and second-dimension SDS-PAGE takes 45 minutes. The entire 2-D procedure, including silver staining, can be completed in a single cell and in less than a day.
- Cast up to 16 tube gels in the glass tubes, then attach the tube gels to molded sample reservoirs for the IEF run
- Following first-dimension IEF, remove the gels using the mini 2-D tube gel ejector and slide them between the plates of the slab gel for the second-dimension run
- Cell is IEC 1010 safety certified
The Mini-PROTEAN tube cell module transforms the following units into a mini 2-D electrophoresis cell:
- Mini Trans-Blot cell
- Mini-PROTEAN II slab cell
- Mini-PROTEAN 3 cell
The Mini-PROTEAN tube cell module may be used with the tank and lid of the Mini Trans-Blot cells of older Mini-PROTEAN II or Mini-PROTEAN 3 systems; the tube cell module is not compatible with the Mini-PROTEAN Tetra system. The Mini-PROTEAN tube cell (for casting tube gels and performing first-dimension IEF) and the tube cell module (for casting tube gels) are also available separately.
The PowerPac HV power supply is recommended for use with the Mini-PROTEAN 2-D electrophoresis cell.