The XCell line of mini-cells has always distinguished itself by being simple, sturdy, and convenient. With the introduction of the XCell SureLock™ Mini-Cell, the tradition continues. The incorporation of a gel tension wedge in place of the rear wedge used on earlier models makes the XCell SureLock™ the easiest-to-use mini-cell available.
How the XCell SureLock™ Mini-Cell Electrophoresis System Works
Precast gels and buffer core are placed into the mini-cell lower buffer chamber. Pushing the lever on the gel tension wedge forward into the locked position generates an even horizontal force which seals the gel/buffer core assembly firmly into position in the lower buffer chamber (Figure 1). The positive locking action of the gel tension wedge ensures a trouble-free, leak-free gel run every time.
XCell SureLock Mini-Cell Product Manual
Figure 1. Side view of the XCell SureLock™ Mini-Cell.
Easily set up the XCell SureLock™ Mini-Cell in three simple steps
|Step 1. Place one or two pre-cast gels on buffer core.||Step 2. Drop buffer core and gels into the lower buffer chamber of XCell SureLock™ Mini-Cell.||Step 3. Lock the gel tension wedge, load samples, fill buffer chambers, and you're set up.|
Table 1. XCell SureLock™ Mini-Cell Specifications.
|Gel capacity||Up to 2 mini-gels|
|Cell size||11 x 12 x 16 cm (height with lid on)|
|Upper buffer chamber requirement||200 mL for Novex® mini-gels;|
|Lower buffer chamber requirement||600 mL for Novex® mini-gels;|
|Chemical resistance||The XCell SureLock™ Mini-Cell is impervious to most alcohols but not compatible with chlorinated hydrocarbons (e.g. chloroform), aromatic hydrocarbons (e.g. toluene, benzene), or acetone.|
*The asterisk denotes products awarded to laboratory electrical equipment conforming to European Community Safety requirements, Directive 73/23/EEC.
The XCell SureLock™ Mini-Cell is covered under U.S. Patent No. 6,001,223.
Easily adapted for blotting
The XCell SureLock™ Mini-Cell can be easily adapted for blotting mini-gels. Simply insert the current XCell II™ Blot Module in the lower buffer chamber in place of the gel/buffer core assembly.
For Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.