Thermo Scientific™ TopVision™ Agarose is a non-toxic polysaccharide extracted from seaweed that is used for electrophoresis, where a high-quality agarose is crucial in order to obtain sharp bands. TopVision agarose comes in two melting point options (standard and low melting temperature) and two formats (powder and tablet) to meet your laboratory’s unique needs.
Two melting point options
Standard high melting point agarose
Used in routine DNA electrophoresis for separation of a wide range of DNA fragments.
Low melting/gelling temperature agarose
Recommended for rapid DNA gel extraction with the agarose-digesting enzyme, Agarase, as well as for “in-gel’ DNA treatment with enzymes or for bacterial transformation with nucleic acids directly after re-melting the gel.
Standard product format and usability that you are used to; available in plastic bottles with 25, 100 and 500 g volumes.
High-quality, multipurpose tablets available in blister packaging in 200 or 1,000 tablet quantities. These are compact and easy-to-store.
Comparison showing advantages of TopVision Agarose Tablets over traditional agarose powder:
|Traditional agarose powder||TopVision Agarose tablets
|Gel-to-gel variation||High variability from weighing step||Tablet form enables higher consistency hand cast gel performance
|Hands-on time||Time-consuming weighing step||<1 min hands-on time; no weighing step—saves time|
|Manufacturing process||Heavy dependency and use of organic solvents such as methanol, acetonitrile, DMF, heptane, etc.||Manufactured using a proprietary process that eliminates the use of organic solvents.|
|Packaging||Plastic bottles||Tablet blister–bottle-free packaging, enhanced convenience and portability|
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