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E-Gel™ EX Agarose Gels, 1%

Catalog number:  G401001

Related applications:

Nucleic Acid Gel Electrophoresis & Blotting

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Description

Invitrogen E-Gel EX precast agarose gels are designed for ultrasensitive and convenient DNA and RNA sample electrophoresis as fast as in 10–15 minutes. Each E-Gel agarose gel cassette contains all components and stain required for efficient gel separation and analysis—just load your samples and run. E-Gel agarose gels are ideal for analyzing PCR products, restriction digests, plasmid preparations, or for DNA fragment library analysis. E-Gel agarose gels are also suitable for a quick check of RNA samples.

Features of E-Gel EX agarose gels include:
Instantaneous setup—precast E-Gel agarose gels are ready for use when you are, and do not require gel preparation or additional buffers
High sensitivity—detect 1 ng of sample DNA
Rapid analysis—complete DNA sample separation in less than 10–15 minutes
In-process control—view DNA sample migration in real time
Easy sample access—openable cassette design allows easy in-gel access for convenient DNA sample excision or transfer to membranes
For DNA and RNA—ideal for DNA sample analysis, and suitable for quick check of RNA samples

Ultra-sensitive detection of DNA
E-Gel EX gels pre-stained with SYBR Gold DNA stain were developed for ultimate sensitivity and demonstrate up to 5-fold greater sensitivity than comparable gels containing ethidium bromide. This superior sensitivity allows you to use lower amounts of sample, saving time and money.

Fast and convenient analysis
E-Gel EX gels are our fastest-resolving agarose gels, enabling sample analysis in as little as 10–15 minutes. Each E-Gel agarose gel contains agarose, electrodes, SYBR Gold DNA stain, and a bufferless ion exchange system packaged inside a dry disposable cassette. E-Gel technology does not required any gel or buffer preparation or gel straining steps. Just load your samples and run.

Live monitoring of DNA migration
The E-Gel EX agarose gels are pre-stained with SYBR Gold II DNA gel stain with an excitation wavelength in the blue-light spectrum. When used on the E-Gel Power Snap Electrophoresis Device with integrated blue-light trans-illuminator, safe real-time monitoring of DNA or RNA migration is enabled without risk to eyes or possible damage of the sample, unlike UV illumination.

Quick check of RNA samples
Besides DNA analysis, E-Gel EX gels can also be used for fast analysis of RNA samples to check their integrity before proceeding with downstream applications.

Easy access to the gel
E-Gel cassettes are designed for convenient opening with a Gel Knife (Cat. No. EI9010), for easy excision of specific bands or transfer of the gel to a membrane for southern blot analysis.

Nucleic acid markers
For optimal DNA analysis on E-Gel agarose gels, we recommend specially formulated E-Gel 1 Kb Plus Express DNA Ladder (Cat. No. 10488091) or E-Gel 50 bp DNA Ladder (Cat. No. 10488099) or E-Gel Ultra Low DNA Ladder (Cat. No. 10488096). Our high-quality ready-to-use ladders are formulated using individual chromatography-purified DNA fragments and are suitable for storage at room temperature.

Learn more about our E-Gel DNA ladders ›

For RNA sample analysis on E-Gel agarose gels, we recommend Millennium RNA Marker (Cat. No. AM7150) or Century-Plus RNA Ladder (Cat. No. AM7145).

Running and imaging devices
E-Gel EX gels require the Invitrogen E-Gel Power Snap Electrophoresis System for gel running and viewing. The system consists of an electrophoresis device and a camera for fast and convenient E-Gel agarose gel separation and analysis.

Learn more about the E-Gel Power Snap Electrophoresis System ›

Available in a variety of gel formats
E-Gel agarose gels are available in variety of gel percentage, stain, and well formats. The 11-well E-Gel EX agarose gels are available in 1%, 2%, and 4% gel percentages. E-Gel agarose gel selection guide

For Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.

Specifications

Gel Percentage: 1 %
Gel Type: E-Gel
In-Gel Dye: Proprietary Stain
Mode of Separation: Molecular Weight
Product Line: E-Gel™
Product Size: 10 gels
Sample Buffer Type: Non-preparative,Preparative without dyes
Sample Loading Volume: 20 µL
Sample Type (Specific): Double-Stranded DNA (dsDNA),Single-Stranded RNA
Separation Range: 100 bp to 5 kb
Shipping Condition: Room Temperature
Well Format: Single Comb
Wells: 11 wells

Contents & storage

E-Gel® EX 10-Paks contain 10 gels. Store gels at room temperature. E-Gel® EX gels are guaranteed stable for 3 months when properly stored.