Mini-PROTEAN Tetra Vertical Electrophoresis Cell

Image
mini-protean-tetra-cell.jpg

Overview

The versatile, easy-to-use Mini-PROTEAN Tetra Cell is ideal for vertical mini gel electrophoresis. This electrophoresis chamber accommodates 1–4 Mini-PROTEAN or Ready Gel Precast Gels or handcast gels.

Read full description Ordering Information

Description

Description

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
Handcast mini gels (1.0 mm thick) 4 gels PowerPac Universal 1658026FC
Handcast mini gels (1.0 mm thick) 4 gels PowerPac HC 1658027FC
Handcast mini gels (1.0 mm thick) 4 gels PowerPac HV 1658028FC

 

Mini-PROTEAN Tetra Cells with Protein Blotting Modules

 

Gel Compatibility Gel Capacity Included Accessories Catalog Number
Precast mini gels 4 gels Mini Trans-Blot Module 1658030
Precast mini gels 4 gels Mini Trans-Blot Module
PowerPac Basic Power Supply
1658034
Precast mini gels 4 gels Mini Trans-Blot Module
PowerPac HC Power Supply
1658036
Handcast mini gels
(1.0 mm thick)
4 gels Mini Trans-Blot Module 1658029FC
Handcast mini gels
(1.0 mm thick)
4 gels Mini Trans-Blot Module
PowerPac Basic Power Supply
1658033FC
Handcast mini gels
(1.0 mm thick)
4 gels Mini Trans-Blot Module
PowerPac HC Power Supply
 1658035FC

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

 

* U.S. patent 6,436,262
** U.S. patent 6,162,342

 

Related Categories

Specifications

Specifications

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

Ordering

Ordering

items

Use the filters below to refine results!

165-8004_tn.jpg
1658004
4-gel vertical electrophoresis system, includes electrode assembly, companion running module, tank, lid with power cables, mini cell buffer dam
165-8005_tn.jpg
1658005
2-gel vertical electrophoresis system, includes electrode assembly, tank, lid with power cables, mini cell buffer dam
mini-protean-tetra-cell-165-8000fc_thumb.jpg
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)
mini-protean-tetra-cell-165-8001fc_thumb.jpg
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)
mini-protean-tetra-cell-165-8002fc_thumb.jpg
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)
mini-protean-tetra-cell-165-8003fc_thumb.jpg
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)
mini-protean-tetra-cell-165-8006fc_thumb.jpg
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)
mini-protean-tetra-cell-165-8007fc_thumb.jpg
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)
mini-protean-tetra-cell-and-powerpac-basic-power-supply-165-8025fc_thumb.jpg
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)
mini-protean-tetra-cell-and-powerpac-universal-power-supply-165-8026fc_thumb.jpg
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)
mini-protean-tetra-cell-and-powerpac-hc-power-supply-165-8027fc_thumb.jpg
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)
mini-protean-tetra-cell-and-powerpac-hv-power-supply-165-8028fc_thumb.jpg
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)
mini-protean-tetra-cell-and-mini-trans-blot-module-165-8029fc_thumb.jpg
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).
165-8030_tn.jpg
1658030
Electrophoresis and blotting system for precast gels, includes 4-gel system (#1658004) and blotting module (#1703935)
mini-protean-tetra-cell-mini-trans-blot-module-and-powerpac-basic-power-supply-165-8033fc_thumb.jpg
1658033FC
Electrophoresis and blotting system, 10-well, 1.0 mm, 4-gel system (1658001) and blotting module (1703935) without lower buffer tank and lid, with PowerPac Basic Power Supply (1645050) and TGX Stain-Free™ FastCast™ Acrylamide Starter Kit, 10% (1610182)
165-8034_tn.jpg
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)
mini-protean-tetra-cell-mini-trans-blot-module-and-powerpac-hc-power-supply-165-8035fc_thumb.jpg
1658035FC
Electrophoresis and blotting system, 10-well, 1.0 mm, 4-gel system (1658001), blotting module (1703935) without lower buffer tank and lid, includes PowerPac High-Current Power Supply (1645052) and TGX Stain-Free™ FastCast™ Acrylamide Starter Kit, 10% (1610182)
165-8036_tn.jpg
1658036
Electrophoresis and blotting system for precast gels, 4-gel system (#1658004), blotting module (#1703935) without lower buffer tank and lid, includes PowerPac High-Current Power Supply (#1645052)

Accessories

Accessories

mini-protean-tetra-cell-casting-stand-and-clamps-165-8050-thumb.jpg
1658050
Pkg of 1, casting stand with 2 frames, for use with Mini-PROTEAN Tetra cell casting modules (gaskets not included)
165-8051_tn.jpg
1658051
Pkg of 1, includes 2 stands, 4 frames, 4 gaskets, and 5 gel releasers, for use with the Mini-PROTEAN Tetra cell casting modules
165-8052_tn.jpg
1658052
Pkg of 1, includes 1 stand, 2 frames, 2 gaskets, and 5 gel releasers, for use with the Mini-PROTEAN Tetra cell casting modules,
165-8008_tn.jpg
1658008
5-well, 0.75 mm gel casting module, includes 2 casting stands with gaskets, 4 casting frames, 5 combs, 5 short plates and 5 spacer plates
165-8009_tn.jpg
1658009
9-well, 0.75 mm gel casting module, includes 2 casting stands, 4 casting frames, 5 combs, 5 short plates and 5 spacer plates, sample loading guide
165-8010_tn.jpg
1658010
10-well, 0.75 mm gel casting module, includes 2 casting stands, 4 casting frames, 5 combs, 5 short plates and 5 spacer plates, sample loading guide
165-8011_tn.jpg
1658011
15-well, 0.75 mm gel casting module, includes 2 casting stands, 4 casting frames, 5 combs, 5 short plates and 5 spacer plates, sample loading guide
165-8012_tn.jpg
1658012
Prep/2-D well, 0.75 mm gel casting module, includes 2 casting stands, 4 casting frames, 5 combs, 5 short plates and 5 spacer plates
165-8013_tn.jpg
1658013
5-well, 1.0 mm gel casting module, includes 2 casting stands, 4 casting frames, 5 combs, 5 short plates and 5 spacer plates
165-8014_tn.jpg
1658014
9-well, 1.0 mm gel casting module, includes 2 casting stands, 4 casting frames, 5 combs, 5 short plates and 5 spacer plates, sample loading guide
165-8015_tn.jpg
1658015
10-well, 1.0 mm gel casting module, includes 2 casting stands, 4 casting frames, 5 combs, 5 short plates and 5 spacer plates, sample loading guide
165-8016_tn.jpg
1658016
15-well, 1.0 mm gel casting module, includes 2 casting stands, 4 casting frames, 5 combs, 5 short plates and 5 spacer plates, sample loading guide
1658017
Prep/2-D well, 1.0 mm gel casting module, includes 2 casting stands, 4 casting frames, 5 combs, 5 short plates and 5 spacer plates
165-8018_tn.jpg
1658018
ReadyStrip™ IPG strip well, 1.0 mm gel casting module, includes 2 casting stands, 4 casting frames, 5 combs, 5 short plates and 5 spacer plates
165-8019_tn.jpg
1658019
5-well, 1.5 mm gel casting module, includes 2 casting stands, 4 casting frames, 5 combs, 5 short plates and 5 spacer plates
165-8020_tn.jpg
1658020
9-well, 1.5 mm gel casting module, includes 2 casting stands, 4 casting frames, 5 combs, 5 short plates and 5 spacer plates, sample loading guide
165-8021_tn.jpg
1658021
10-well, 1.5 mm gel casting module, includes 2 casting stands, 4 casting frames, 5 combs, 5 short plates and 5 spacer plates, sample loading guide
165-8022_tn.jpg
1658022
15-well, 1.5 mm gel casting module, includes 2 casting stands, 4 casting frames, 5 combs, 5 short plates and 5 spacer plates, sample loading guide
165-8023_tn.jpg
1658023
Prep/2-D well, 1.5 mm gel casting module, includes 2 casting stands, 4 casting frames, 5 combs, 5 short plates and 5 spacer plates
165-8024_tn.jpg
1658024
ReadyStrip™ IPG strip well, 1.5 mm gel casting module, includes 2 casting stands, 4 casting frames, 5 combs, 5 short plates and 5 spacer plates
165-3303_tn.jpg
1653303
Pkg of 1, casting stand for Mini-PROTEAN Tetra electrophoresis system and 2 gaskets
165-3304_tn.jpg
1653304
Pkg of 1, casting frame for Mini-PROTEAN Tetra electrophoresis system
165-3305_tn.jpg
1653305
Pkg of 2, replacement gaskets for casting stand for use with Mini-PROTEAN Tetra Electrophoresis System
165-3149_tn.jpg
(Discontinued) Replacement Gaskets
1653149
Pkg of 2, replacement gasket for Mini-PROTEAN® Tetra electrophoresis assembly and Mini-PROTEAN 3 Electrode Assembly, green
165-3130_tn.jpg
1653130
Pkg of 2, buffer dams for use with Mini-PROTEAN® Tetra and Mini-PROTEAN® Dodeca™ electrophoresis systems
165-3201_tn.jpg
(Discontinued) Sample Loading Guide
1653201
Pkg of 1, 9-well, sample loading guide, red
165-3146_tn.jpg
(Discontinued) Sample Loading Guide
1653146
Pkg of 1, 10-well, sample loading guide, yellow
165-3203_tn.jpg
(Discontinued) Sample Loading Guide
1653203
Pkg of 1, 12-well, sample loading guide, green
165-3132_tn.jpg
(Discontinued) Sample Loading Guide
1653132
Pkg of 1, 15-well, sample loading guide, blue
165-3320_tn.jpg
(Discontinued) Gel Releasers
1653320
Pkg of 5, gel releaser for Mini-PROTEAN® Tetra system, Mini-PROTEAN® 3 Dodeca™ cell, Mini-PROTEAN 3 multi-casting chamber, and PROTEAN® Plus Dodeca™ cell
mini-protean-tetra-electrode-assembly-165-8037-thumb.jpg
1658037
Pkg of 1, replacement electrodes, for use with Mini-PROTEAN Tetra cell
165-8038_tn.jpg
1658038
Pkg of 1, replacement part, for use with Mini-PROTEAN Tetra cell
165-8039_tn.jpg
(Discontinued) Buffer Tank
1658039
Pkg of 1, replacement part, for use with Mini-PROTEAN® Tetra cell
165-8040_tn.jpg
(Discontinued) Buffer Tank and Lid
1658040
Pkg of 1, replacement tank and lid for use with Mini-PROTEAN® Tetra cell
165-8041_tn.jpg
1658041
Pkg of 1, replacement part, for use with Mini-PROTEAN® Tetra cell
456-0000_tn.jpg
4560000
Pkg of 1, 100% aluminum and recyclable opening lever for Mini-PROTEAN precast gel cassettes

Documents

Documents

Number Description Options
10007296
Instruction Manual, Mini-PROTEAN® Tetra Cell, Rev D
3095
2-D Electrophoresis: Tools for Rapid, High-Resolution Protein Separations Brochure, Rev B
3098
Expression Proteomics Overview Brochure, Rev B