Notice: This product will be discontinued and replaced with an improved version of the E-Gel™ agarose gel electrophoresis device starter kit on September 15, 2017.

E-Gel™ EX Agarose Gels Starter Kit, 2%

Catalog number:  G6512ST

Invitrogen™  Related applications: Nucleic Acid Gel Electrophoresis & Blotting

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E-Gel® EX gels are the fastest resolving gels in the E-Gel® product line and feature:
• Complete separation in just 10 minutes
• Ultra sensitive detection of DNA
• Quick check of RNA samples
• Live monitoring of DNA migration without the hazards of UV light
• Easy access to the gel for extraction of DNA bands or transfer to membranes for Southern blotting

DNA separation and sensitivity
Get complete separation of DNA samples in jus 10 minutes. E-Gel® EX gels were developed for ultimate sensitivity and demonstrate over 5-fold greater sensitivity than comparable gels containing ethidium bromide. The superior sensitivity allows you to use lower amounts of sample, saving time and money.

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

Live monitoring of DNA migration
A proprietary stain incorporated in the gels is excitable by visible blue light, allowing safe, real-time monitoring of DNA or RNA migration with the E-Gel® Safe Imager Real-Time Transilluminator.

Easy access to the gel
The gel cassette is designed to open with a Gel Knife, so that the gel inside can be accessed readily for excision of specific bands or transferred to a membrane for Southern blot analysis.

Nucleic acid markers
The room-temperature stable, ready-to-use E-Gel® 1Kb Plus DNA Ladder is premixed with loading buffer and is formulated specifically for maximum performance on E-Gel® EX gels as well as other E-Gel® precast gels. Standard ladders not premixed with loading buffer may also be used, but in significantly lower amounts than required for other gels. Invitrogen™ 0.1-2 Kb and 0.5-10 Kb RNA ladders may be used when separating RNA samples.

Running and viewing apparatus
E-Gel® EX gels require the E-Gel® iBase™ Power System for running and the E-Gel® Safe Imager™ Real-Time Transilluminator for real time viewing of sample migration

Pack sizes
E-Gel® EX gels are offered in 10- and 20- pack sizes. Starter kits are an economical way to get started and include gels, devices, and accessories.
For Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.


Gel Percentage: 2 %
Gel Type: E-Gel®
In-Gel Dye: Proprietary Stain
Mode of Separation: Molecular Weight
Product Line: E-Gel®
Product Size: 1 kit
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 2 kb
Well Format: Single Comb
Wells: 11 wells

Contents & storage

The E-Gel® EX Starter Kits include the E-Gel® iBase™ Power System, the E-Gel® Safe Imager™ Real-Time Transilluminator, E-Gel® 1Kb Plus DNA Ladder, and a pack of 10 gels containing either 1% or 2% E-Gel® EX gels. Packs of 20 gels and 10 gels are also available separately. Store gels at room temperature. E-Gel® EX gels are guaranteed stable for 3 months when properly stored.


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