GelAir™ Drying System

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Overview

The GelAir Drying System is perfect for drying polyacrylamide and agarose gels between two sheets of cellophane. Ideal for densitometry, photodocumentation, overheads, and long-term storage.
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Description

Description

The GelAir Drying System is perfect for drying polyacrylamide and agarose gels. Dried between two sheets of cellophane, the gels come out completely clear with a glossy finish, ideal for densitometry, photodocumentation, autoradiography, overheads, and long-term storage.

The heated drying chamber works like a convection oven to dry mini gels in 45 minutes or 20 x 20 cm gels in 60 minutes, rivaling the speed of conventional gel dryers that require a vacuum pump. Drying times may vary depending on percentage and thickness of the gel. The dryer holds up to four drying frames at once.

GelAir Drying Frames

The GelAir drying system includes two complete drying frames made of a durable, molded plastic base with a stainless-steel top frame. GelAir Drying Frames may be added to or removed from the GelAir Dryer at any time while it is running. Each frame holds four mini gels or one 20 x 20 cm gel. When the dryer is fully loaded, four large gels or 16 mini gels can be dried at once.

GelAir Assembly Table

The GelAir Assembly Table is a custom workspace for assembling GelAir Drying Frames. Any excess liquid is neatly caught by the table, saving cleanup time.

GelAir Cellophane Support

GelAir Cellophane Support is precut to fit GelAir Drying Frames. Gels dried between two sheets of cellophane are perfectly clear with a glossy finish.

Gel Drying Solution

Bio-Rad's Gel Drying Solution is a pretreatment for polyacrylamide gels that helps prevent cracking during air drying. Just 10 min of equilibration in the solution before drying the gels prevents excessive swelling and cracking of the gels.

Optimized Drying Protocols

See the GelAir Instruciton Manual for optimized protocols for drying polyacrylamide and agarose gels:

  • Between two sheets of cellophane
  • On filter paper
  • For autoradiography
  • For fluorography

Specifications

Specifications

GelAir™ Dryer
 
Timer control
0–3 hr, fully adjustable
Function modes
Fan only; fan and heat; off
Dryer capacity
4 shelves, each accommodating 1 drying frame
Dimensions (W x D x H)
27 x 43 x 30 cm
Weight
8 kg (18 lb)
For more information, request bulletin 1965.
 
GelAir Drying Frames
 
Inner dimensions
20 x 20 cm
Drying frame
Molded polycarbonate bottom frame, stainless-steel top frame
Clamps
Molded polysulfone, 8 clamps per drying frame
Gel capacity
4 mini (8 x 7 cm) gels, 2 Criterion™ (13.3 x 8.7 cm) gels, 1 large (20 x 20 cm) gel (per frame)

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(Discontinued) GelAir Drying System
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115 V, 60 Hz, for drying polyacrylamide and agarose gels, includes dryer, frames, clamps, assembly table, cellophane supports, and gel drying solution
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(Discontinued) GelAir Drying System
1651772
230 V, 50 Hz, for drying polyacrylamide and agarose gels, includes dryer, frames, clamps, assembly table, cellophane supports, and gel drying solution
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(Discontinued) GelAir Dryer
1651777
115 V, 60 Hz, gel drying oven, holds up to four drying frames
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(Discontinued) GelAir Dryer
1651778
230 V, 50 Hz, gel drying oven, holds up to four drying frames

Accessories

Accessories

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(Discontinued) Gel Drying Solution
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1 L, gel drying solution for use with polyacrylamide gels
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Pkg of 50 sheets, cellophane support, for use with GelAir dryer
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(Discontinued) GelAir Drying Frames
1651775
Pkg of 1, gel drying frame set, includes plastic drying frame, metal square frame, 16 clamps, for use with GelAir dryer
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1651776
Pkg of 1, table, accessory for use with GelAir dryer
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1651780
Pkg of 8, clamps, for use with GelAir dryer
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Pkg of 1, gel drying frame, does not include metal square frame, for use with GelAir assembly table (#165-1776)

Documents

Documents

Number Description Options
4006040
Instruction Manual, GelAir Drying System, Rev E
4006041
Instruction Manual, GelAir™ Dryer Frame Assembly Guide (Laminated), Rev A
1965
GelAir Gel Drying System Brochure