Mini-PROTEAN Tetra Cell

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Tetra feature

Overview

The Mini-PROTEAN Tetra cell is a vertical polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis system that can be used with precast or handcast mini-format gels. Its user-friendly features and durability make it ideal for teaching SDS-PAGE and other applications.

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Description

Description

Note: This page provides ordering information for educational uses of the Mini PROTEAN Vertical Electrophoresis Cell. To order for research applications, please visit the Life Science Research page for Electrophoresis Chambers.

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Bio-Rad’s Mini-PROTEAN Tetra cell is a mini-format, vertical polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis system that provides rapid, high-resolution separation of protein (or DNA) mixtures by SDS-PAGE or native PAGE. An indispensable piece of equipment in research laboratories, the durable and easy-to-assemble Mini PROTEAN Tetra cell is also well-suited for use in classroom laboratories.

Use the Mini-PROTEAN Tetra cell to teach protein fingerprinting, sample purity analysis, and downstream western blotting techniques in independent projects or with the following educational kits:

Key Features

  • Runs 1–4 mini polyacrylamide gels in 30 min
  • Fast, simple setup
  • Indestructible molded polycarbonate construction
  • Leak-free electrophoresis and gel casting
  • Requires a PowerPac Basic or comparable power supply

Configuration Options

The Mini-PROTEAN Tetra Cell can be configured for use with 1–4 precast or handcast gels in different thicknesses.

  • All Mini-PROTEAN Tetra Cells include buffer tank, electrode assembly, lid with power cables, and mini cell buffer dam
  • Mini-PROTEAN Tetra Cells for handcasting include casting frames and stands, glass plates, 10-well gel combs, and sample loading guide
  • Convert any 2-gel Tetra Cell to a 4-gel system by adding a companion running module (1658038EDU)

The Mini-PROTEAN Tetra Cell is also available bundled with a PowerPac power supply and/or Tetra blotting module.

Specifications

Specifications

Number of gels
1–4
Precast gels
Mini-PROTEAN TGX Precast Gels
Handcast gels
Cast using Mini-PROTEAN spacer plates
Gel size (W x L)
Precast: 8.6 x 6.8 cm Handcast: 8.3 x 7.3 cm
Glass plate size (W x L)
 
   Short plate
10.1 x 7.3 cm
   Spacer plate
10.1 x 8.2 cm
Total buffer volume for 2 gels
700 ml
Total buffer volume for 4 gels
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)
12 x 16 x 18 cm
Weight
1.0 kg (2.2 lb)

Ordering

Ordering

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1658005EDU

2-gel vertical electrophoresis system, includes electrode assembly, tank, lid with power cables, mini cell buffer dam; education use only

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1658004EDU

4-gel vertical electrophoresis system, includes electrode assembly, companion running module, tank, lid with power cables, mini cell buffer dam; education use only

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1658000EDU

4-gel vertical electrophoresis cell, 10-well, 0.75 mm thickness, includes combs, glass plates, casting stands, casting frames, companion running module, sample loading guide; education use only

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1658001EDU

4-gel vertical electrophoresis cell, 10-well, 1.0 mm thickness, includes combs, glass plates, casting stands, casting frames, companion running module, sample loading guide; education use only

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1658002EDU

2-gel vertical electrophoresis system, 10-well, 0.75 mm thickness, includes combs, glass plates, casting stands, casting frames, sample loading guide; education use only

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1658003EDU

2-gel vertical electrophoresis system, 10-well, 1.0 mm thickness, includes combs, glass plates, casting stands, casting frames, sample loading guide; education use only

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1660827EDU
Mini-PROTEAN Tetra Cell (2-gel) and Tetra Blotting Module, includes tank, electrophoresis electrode assembly, lid, and cables, plus 2 gel holder cassettes, 4 fiber pads, blotting electrode assembly, and cooling unit; education use only
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1660828EDU
Mini-PROTEAN Tetra Cell (2-gel), Tetra Blotting Module, and PowerPac HC power supply, includes tank, electrophoresis electrode assembly, lid, and cables, plus 2 gel holder cassettes, 4 fiber pads, blotting electrode assembly, and cooling unit; education use only

Accessories

Accessories

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1658037EDU
Pkg of 1, replacement electrodes, for use with Mini-PROTEAN Tetra cell; education use only
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1658038EDU
Pkg of 1, replacement module, for use with Mini-PROTEAN Tetra cell; education use only
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1658022EDU
15-well, 1.5 mm gel casting module, includes 2 casting stands, 4 casting frames, 5 combs, 5 sets of plates, sample loading guide
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1652948EDU
Pkg of 1 set, replacement power cables for lid of Mini-PROTEAN Dodeca, Criterion, Criterion Dodeca, and PROTEAN Plus Dodeca cells; education use only.
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1658021EDU
10-well, 1.5 mm gel casting module, includes 2 casting stands, 4 casting frames, 5 combs, 5 sets of plates, sample loading guide
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1658016EDU
15-well, 1.0 mm gel casting module, includes 2 casting stands, 4 casting frames, 5 combs, 5 sets of plates, sample loading guide
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1658015EDU
10-well, 1.0 mm gel casting module, includes 2 casting stands, 4 casting frames, 5 combs, 5 sets of plates, sample loading guide
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1658011EDU
15-well, 0.75 mm gel casting module, includes 2 casting stands, 4 casting frames, 5 combs, 5 sets of plates, sample loading guide
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1658010EDU
10-well, 0.75 mm gel casting module, includes 2 casting stands, 4 casting frames, 5 combs, 5 sets of plates, sample loading guide
1610990EDU
Pkg of 10, 1.0 mm thick gel casting sets, 8.6 x 6.8 cm (W x L), for use with Mini-PROTEAN electrophoresis cells; for education use

Documents

Documents

Number Description Options
10007296
Instruction Manual, Mini-PROTEAN® Tetra Cell, Rev D
6040
Electrophoresis Guide, Interactive PDF, Rev C
6916
Fast Protein and Nucleic Acid Electrophoresis Flier
6933
Fast Electrophoresis and Western Blotting Flier