Gel electrophoresis is a laboratory technique used to separate DNA, RNA, or proteins according to their molecular size. The molecules to be separated are pushed along through a gel containing small pores using an electrical field and as the molecules move along, those of a smaller molecular size move further and faster through the gel than those that are larger. Thus, molecules are separated according to size.
The Benchmark Accuris myGel Mini Electrophoresis System is a complete system for performing easy and stress-free electrophoresis protocols with Agarose gels. The Benchmark Accuris myGel Mini Electrophoresis System is comprised of a convenient, easy to use electrophoresis gel tank with a snap-in power supply, safety lid, two 10.5 x 6 cm and four 5 x 6 cm gel trays, casting stands for gel trays and two double-sided combs for each gel size. The Benchmark Accuris myGel Mini Electrophoresis System provides you with all the equipment you need to start performing gel electrophoresis.
The gel box of the Benchmark Accuris myGel Mini Electrophoresis System attaches directly to the power supply for a secure connection every time. Selectable parameters include 3 preset voltages – 35 V, 50 V or 100 V – and a 99-minute timer. All parameters are set using the membrane keypad of the Benchmark Accuris myGel Mini Electrophoresis System. The safety lid of the Benchmark Accuris myGel Mini Electrophoresis System is vented to help dissipate heat generated during electrophoresis and features a viewing area above the gel. The current will only run through the system when the lid is properly in place on top of the gel box for added safety. Casting is quick and easy - just place the tray in the casting stand and pour. The smaller tooth combs included with the Benchmark Accuris myGel Mini Electrophoresis System are also compatible with multichannel pipettes for quick and simple loading. The trays feature a dark contrast strip to help visualize wells while loading and lines that fluoresce under UV and blue light to track the progress of the run. What more could you want! Accuris also offers a full line of DNA ladders, DNA stains and agarose to complete your protocols.