TGX™ FastCast™ Acrylamide Solutions

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TGX FastCast Acrylamide Solutions

Overview

TGX™ FastCast™ Tutorial Video

See how easily and quickly you can cast gels with TGX FastCast acrylamide kits. This tutorial video walks you through the steps for casting mini gels with the Mini-PROTEAN® Tetra cell casting module.


With TGX FastCast acrylamide solutions you can:

  • Save time by casting both resolver and stacker simultaneously
  • Store gels for up to 4 weeks after casting (at 4°C)
  • Run gels in 20 min and transfer proteins in 3 min
  • Visualize proteins in less than 5 min without staining
TGX™ and TGX Stain-Free™ FastCast™ Acrylamide Kits: Tips & Tricks

TGX and TGX Stain-Free FastCast Acrylamide Kits: Tips & Tricks

Follow this list of bench-tested tips for trouble-free gel casting.

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FastCast™ Kits Gel Calculator

The FastCast kits calculator makes mixing and casting TGX™ and TGX Stain-Free™ FastCast gels even easier with less chance of error. Just select the gel size and number of gels you want to cast, and the volumes of stacker, resolver, APS, and TEMED are automatically calculated.

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Mini-PROTEAN Tetra Cell Bundle Selection Guide
Mini-PROTEAN Tetra Systems 165-8025 165-8026 165-8027 165-8028 165-8029 165-8033 165-8035 165-8030 165-8034 165-8036
General                    
Mini-PROTEAN Tetra cell
Gel system 4-Gel 4-Gel 4-Gel 4-Gel 4-Gel 4-Gel 4-Gel Precast (4-Gel) Precast (4-Gel) Precast (4-Gel)
Power supply PP* Basic PP* Universal PP* HC PP* HV PP* Basic PP* HC PP* Basic PP* HC
Blot module Mini Trans-Blot® Mini Trans-Blot Mini Trans-Blot Mini Trans-Blot Mini Trans-Blot Mini Trans-Blot
System Components
                   
Electrode assembly (I) 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Companion running module 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Tank 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Lid with power cables 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Mini cell buffer dam 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Hand Casting Components                    
Wells 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
Thickness 1.0 mm 1.0 mm 1.0 mm 1.0 mm 1.0 mm 1.0 mm 1.0 mm
Combs (10-well) 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
Glass plates 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
Casting stands 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Casting frames 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
Sample loading guides (10-well) 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Blot Module Components                    
Modular electrode assembly 1 1 1 1 1 1
Gel holder cassettes 2 2 2 2 2 2
Fiber pads 4 4 4 4 4 4
Bio-Ice cooling unit 1 1 1 1 1 1

*PowerPac™ power supply

Electrophoresis System Selection Guide

Overview of Vertical Electrophoresis Cells
The Mini-PROTEAN Tetra, Criterion, PROTEAN, and PROTEAN Plus systems all consist of electrophoresis cells, blotting equipment, precast gels, and power supplies.These systems provide:

  • A choice of 4 size formats with options to meet your specific needs for resolution, capacity, and processing speed
  • Cell designs that eliminate current leakage, to provide the most reproducible gels and consistent run times
  • Dodeca cells for high-throughput 2-D separations in mini, midi, and large format gel sizes
Format Advantages Compatible Gel
Sizes (W x L)
Electrophoresis Cells
Mini • Fastest turnaround of 2-D data for "2-D in a day" capability
• Useful for discovery projects,screening new samples, andevaluating sample preparationconditions
• Minimizes reagent cost and waste
• Improved design for error-free operation
• 1–4 gels in mini format
8.6 x 6.8 cm (precast)
8.3 x 7.3 cm (handcast)
Midi • Optimal combination of pI separation and fast run times
• Fast setup with "drop-in" gel and cell design
• 30% more pI separation than mini gels
• Capability for <1 hr second-dimension runs for "2-D in a day" results
13.3 x 8.7 cm (precast or handcast)
Large • Maximum resolution in a single gel
• Longest range of molecular weight separation
PROTEAN II xi/XL system
16 x 16 cm (precast or
handcast)
16 x 20 cm (handcast)
18.3 x 19.3 cm (precast)
18.3 x 20 cm (handcast)

PROTEAN Plus Dodeca cell

18.5 x 20 cm (handcast)
20 x 20.5 cm (handcast)
25 x 20.5 cm (handcast)

TGX FastCast premixed acrylamide solutions bring all the benefits of TGX gel chemistry to handcast polyacrylamide gels. TGX (Tris-Glycine eXtended) chemistry retains Laemmli-like separation characteristics while using a standard Tris-glycine running buffer system. Protein samples in the gel can be separated in only 20 minutes. TGX FastCast premixed acrylamide solutions for hand casting are available in the most commonly used cross-linking ratios for PAGE systems.

Features and Benefits of TGX FastCast Acrylamide Solutions

  • Handcast gels ready to run in as little as 30 min
  • Long shelf life — handcast gels remain fresh for up to 4 weeks at 4°C
  • Electrophoresis run times as short as 20 min using Mini-PROTEAN® Tetra or Criterion™ cells
  • Efficient protein transfers in as little as 3 min using the Trans-Blot® Turbo™ transfer system

Applications and Uses of TGX FastCast Acrylamide Solutions

  • 1-D polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis for protein separation
  • Accurate molecular weight estimation
  • Robust separation for complex samples

Approximate number of gels per kit.

  Mini Gels (~9 x 7 cm) Midi Gels (~13 x 9 cm)
  Mini-PROTEAN
Cassettes
0.75 mm
Glass Plates
1.0 mm
Glass Plates
1.5 mm
Glass Plates
Criteron
Cassettes
Starter Kit 11 gels 19 gels 13 gels 9 gels 7 gels
Full Kit 55 gels 95 gels 65 gels 45 gels 35 gels

More Information

TGX FastCast tutorial video Watch the TGX FastCast tutorial video to see how quick and easy it is to cast gels with TGX FastCast acrylamide kits. View step-by-step instructions for casting mini gels using the Mini-PROTEAN Tetra casting module.

TGX and TGX Stain-Free FastCast Acrylamide Kits: Tips & Tricks guideLearn how to cast better gels with Bio-Rad’s TGX and TGX Stain-Free FastCast Acrylamide Kits: Tips & Tricks guide.


 

FastCast kits calculator Download the FastCast kits calculator to automatically calculate the volumes of stacker, resolver, APS, and TEMED required when casting TGX FastCast and TGX Stain-Free™ FastCast gels.

Bio-Rad Gel Electrophoresis Systems

Gel handcasting equipment and electrophoresis cells are offered in mini and midi gel formats. See the electrophoresis system selection guide for more details.

Mini gel systems:

Preconfigured Mini-PROTEAN Tetra cells can be ordered with the following features:

4-gel cell with 2 casting stands, 4 casting frames, 10-well combs, 5 short plates, and 5 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 (165-8004) and select a casting module from the Accessories tab.

Midi gel systems:

Criterion and Criterion™ Dodeca™ cells use integral cassettes for gel hand casting. 1.0 mm thick gel casting sets are available in various comb configurations:

TGX FastCast Acrylamide Starter Kit, 7.5%
TGX™ FastCast™ Acrylamide Starter Kit, 7.5%

161-0170
Starter kit for hand casting 7.5% TGX polyacrylamide gels, includes acrylamide solutions and buffers

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TGX FastCast Acrylamide Kit, 7.5%
TGX™ FastCast™ Acrylamide Kit, 7.5%

161-0171
Kit for hand casting 7.5% TGX polyacrylamide gels, includes acrylamide solutions and buffers

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TGX FastCast Acrylamide Starter Kit, 10%
TGX™ FastCast™ Acrylamide Starter Kit, 10%

161-0172
Starter kit for hand casting 10% TGX polyacrylamide gels, includes acrylamide solutions and buffers

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TGX FastCast Acrylamide Kit, 10%
TGX™ FastCast™ Acrylamide Kit, 10%

161-0173
Kit for hand casting 10% TGX polyacrylamide gels, includes acrylamide solutions and buffers

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TGX FastCast Acrylamide Starter Kit, 12%
TGX™ FastCast™ Acrylamide Starter Kit, 12%

161-0174
Starter kit for hand casting 12% TGX polyacrylamide gels, includes acrylamide solutions and buffers

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TGX FastCast Acrylamide Kit, 12%
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Kit for hand casting 12% TGX polyacrylamide gels, includes acrylamide solutions and buffers

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Number Description Options
10042306 How to Cast Your Gels Fast — TGX™ FastCast™ Acrylamide Solutions Quick Guide, Rev A Click to download
6545 Bio-Rad’s TGX and TGX Stain-Free FastCast Acrylamide Kits: Tips & Tricks, Rev A Click to download
6533 Introducing Bio-Rad’s TGX and TGX Stain-Free FastCast Acrylamide Kits, Rev A Click to download
10033918 Instruction Manual, TGX™ and TGX Stain-Free™ FastCast™ Acrylamide Kit and Starter Kit Click to download
6455 FastCast Acrylamide Kits and Handcasting Equipment Brochure Click to download
6502 TGX and TGX Stain-Free FastCast Acrylamide Kits Brochure, Rev B Click to download
6507 TGX and TGX Stain-Free Gels: Publications List Click to download
2317 Ready-to-Run Buffers and Solutions Brochure, Rev F Click to download [ Add to Cart (Free) ]
RP0058 A Defined Methodology for Reliable Quantification of Western Blot Data Click to download