XCell4 SureLock™ Midi-Cell

Catalog number:  WR0100

 Related applications:

Protein Electrophoresis & Western Blotting

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The XCell4 SureLock™ Midi-Cell allows you to quickly and easily perform simultaneous vertical electrophoresis of 1–4 midi-gels without leaking, resulting in consistent performance. The XCell4 SureLock™ Midi-Cell is built with tough plastic material to boost durability and features a specially designed lid to enhance user safety.

The XCell4 SureLock™ Midi-Cell uses patented technology to make electrophoresis easier and more reliable than ever. The XCell4 Midi-Cell is designed to dissipate heat effectively and evenly, and ensure high-resolution results when using Novex® midi gels (8.7 cm x 13.3 cm).

Easy to use
Simple assembly (see figure) and operation for the ultimate in ease of use. A single SureLock™ actuator seals all gels while allowing for zero force insertion and easy positioning of the gels for sample loading.

Runs up to four Novex® midi-gels at once, while having the same approximate footprint as the Criterion™ Cell (Bio-Rad), which runs a maximum of only two gels.

No need for external cooling accessories; requires 25% less running buffer per gel than the Criterion™ Cell (340 mL vs. 460 mL).

How the system works
The XCell4 SureLock ™ Midi-Cell consists of a Lower Buffer Chamber, 2 Buffer Cores, a lid with cables, a Displacement Dam, and a Buffer Dam. Electrophoresis of proteins on midi-gels in the XCell4 SureLock™ Midi-Cell is performed after assembling each Buffer Core with 2 midi-gels or a Buffer Core with a midi-gel and a Buffer Dam. The Buffer Core/gel assembly is inserted into the Lower Buffer Chamber using a positive locking mechanism that seals the Buffer Core/gel assembly firmly into position and ensures leak-free electrophoresis. The Buffer Core/gel assembly creates separate upper buffer chambers for each gel and a common lower buffer chamber shared by all gels. The lid is placed onto the Midi-Cell and fits on the Midi-Cell in only one direction. The XCell4 SureLock™ Midi-Cell holds gels firmly with a simple gel tension wedge. When the lever on the gel tension wedge is pushed forward into the locked position, an even horizontal force is generated. This seals the gel/buffer core assembly firmly into position in the lower buffer chamber (see figure). The positive locking action of the gel tension wedge ensures a trouble-free, leak-free gel run every time.

Easy set-up procedure
The XCell4 SureLock™ Midi-Cell can be easily set up in just three simple steps (see figure).
For Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.


For Use With (Equipment): XCell4 SureLock™ Midi
Gel Compatibility: Novex® Midi Gels
Gel Size: Midi (8 cm x 13 cm)
Product Line: XCell SureLock®
Product Size: 1 each
Shipping Condition: Room Temperature

Contents & storage

The components of the midi-cell include:
• 1 XCell4 Lower Buffer Chamber
• 1 XCell4 Lid with Cables
• 2 XCell4 Buffer Cores
• 1 XCell4 Buffer Dam
• 1 XCell4 Displacement Dam
• 1 XCell4 Surelock Assembly
• 1 Gel Knife
• 1 Set of 2 Power Supply adapters (Zoom Adapters).

Operating temperature is 4°C to 40°C. The XCell4 Surelock Midi-Cell Runner is guaranteed for 1 year when properly stored.


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