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XCell SureLock™ Mini-Cell (Invitrogen™)

The XCell SureLock® Mini-Cell allows you to run Novex® mini-gels quickly, easily, and leak-free without any clamps or grease. The XCell line of mini-cells has always distinguished itself by being simple, sturdy, and convenient. The tradition continues with the patented XCell SureLock® Mini-Cell. The incorporation of a gel tension wedge, in place of the rear wedge used on earlier models, makes the XCell SureLock® Mini-Cell the easiest-to-use mini-cell on the market.

How the system works

The XCell SureLock® Mini-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 XCell SureLock® Mini-Cell can be easily set up in just three simple steps (see figure). The XCell SureLock® Mini-Cell is available separately or as a part of a complete package to fit your electrophoresis needs (see table).

Upgrade your XCell II™ to an XCell SureLock® Mini-Cell

Conversion of an XCell II™ into an XCell SureLock® is easy with the SureLock® Retrofit Kit (available separately). The kit consists of a SureLock® mini-cell lid, gel tension wedge, and molded mini-gel buffer dam.

L-Buffer Chamber for XCell SureLock™ and XCell II™ Mini-Cells (Invitrogen™)

Replacement Parts for Electrophoresis Apparatus

Owl™ D4 Horizontal Electrophoresis System (Thermo Scientific™)

Obtain flat, even banding patterns while conserving valuable bench space with the Thermo Scientific™ Owl™ D4 Horizontal Electrophoresis System.

SureLock Retrofit Kit for XCell II™ Mini-Cell (Invitrogen™)

The SureLock Retrofit Kit allows you to convert an XCell II™ Mini-Cell into an XCell SureLock® Mini-Cell. The kit consists of a SureLock® mini-cell lid, gel tension wedge, and molded mini-gel buffer dam.

The XCell line of mini-cells has always distinguished itself by being simple, sturdy, and convenient. The tradition continues with the patented XCell SureLock® Mini-Cell. The incorporation of a gel tension wedge in place of the rear wedge used on earlier models makes the XCell SureLock® Mini-Cell the easiest-to-use mini-cell on the market.

More About the XCell SureLock Mini-Cell
The XCell SureLock®Mini-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 (Figure 1). The positive locking action of the gel tension wedge ensures a trouble-free, leak-free gel run every time.

Owl™ EasyCast™ B1 Mini Gel Electrophoresis Systems (Thermo Scientific™)

Cast and run a gel in the same chamber with no tape or additional parts required with the Thermo Scientific™ Owl™ EasyCast™ B1 Mini Gel Electrophoresis Systems.

Owl™ Aluminum-Backed Sequencers (Thermo Scientific™)

Easily set up applications with even heat distribution for “smile”-free results with manual Thermo Scientific™ Owl™ Aluminum-Backed Sequencers.

Owl™ A2 Large Gel Systems (Thermo Scientific™)

Handle high throughput with consistent, reliable results with Thermo Scientific™ Owl™ A2 Large Gel Systems, ideal for detailed RNA/DNA analysis.

Owl™ A5 Large Gel System with Built-In Recirculation (Thermo Scientific™)

Get high resolution and uniform, reproducible results with these systems, featuring built-in recirculation. Ideal for long runs, multiple sample sets or RNA gels.

ZOOM™ IPGRunner™ Retrofit Kit

The ZOOM® IPGRunner™ System is the first system to offer oil-free, trouble-free 2D electrophoresis in a mini-gel format. First dimension separation isoelectric focusing (IEF) is complete in less than three hours. The mini-gel design of the system is easy to handle, eliminates mineral oil overlays, and allows processing of up to 12 samples at once for high-throughput usage.

The ZOOM® IPGRunner™ System consists of three main components:

• The ZOOM® IPGRunner™ Mini-Cell
. (Figure 1) includes a high-voltage electrophoresis core and lid assembly that fits a mini-cell chamber identical to the XCell SureLock™ mini-cell. The mini-cell holds two ZOOM® IPGRunner™ Cassettes.
The ZOOM® IPGRunner™ Cassettes (Figure 2) are provided ready to use and self-contained, eliminating oil overlays for convenient sample rehydration and IEF. Each cassette holds up to six ZOOM® Strips.
The ZOOM® Strips are 7 cm long and contain a thin layer of polyacrylamide gel that includes a fixed pH gradient. Each ZOOM® Strip is clearly labeled with a unique identifying number, pH range, and orientation marks (Figure 3). ZOOM® Strips are supplied attached to a tri-fold card (Figure 4) for easy access and removal.

Quick and Simple Set-up Procedure
Figure 5 demonstrates how easy and fast it is to load samples and set up the ZOOM® IPGRunner™ System for IEF. Once IEF is complete, the ZOOM® IPGRunner™ Mini-Cell can be used with NuPAGE® and Novex® ZOOM® gels to complete SDS-PAGE analysis in 40 minutes.

XCell4 SureLock™ Midi-Cell (Invitrogen™)

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.

Flexible
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.

Efficient
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).

Owl™ A6BP Wide Gel Horizontal Electrophoresis System (Thermo Scientific™)

The Thermo Scientific™ Owl™ A6BP Wide Gel Horizontal Electrophoresis System with buffer ports has been discontinued.

Owl™ A3-1 Large-Gel Electrophoresis System (Thermo Scientific™)

Conduct plant genomics studies with Thermo Scientific™ Owl™ A3-1 Large-Gel Electrophoresis System.

Mini Gel Tank

The Mini Gel Tank is compatible with a variety of Novex® mini gels, NuPAGE® mini gels, and Bolt® Bis-Tris Plus gels. Each Mini Gel Tank can accommodate up to two gels per run. The unique tank design enables convenient side-by-side gel loading and enhanced viewing during use. Optimized conditions using constant voltage allow for Bolt® Bis-Tris Plus gels to be run in approximately 35 minutes. Run times may vary depending on buffer conditions and power supplies being used.

Each Mini Gel Tank includes:
Gel Runner Tank
Mini Gel Tank Base
Mini Gel Tank Lid
• Cassette Clamps, right and left
Novex® Power Supply Adapters
Gel Knife

About Bolt® Bis-Tris Plus Gels
Bolt® Bis-Tris Plus gels are precast polyacrylamide gels designed for optimal separation of your small- to medium-sized proteins under denaturing conditions. Similar to NuPAGE® Bis-Tris gels, Bolt® Bis-Tris Plus gels are designed to deliver consistent gel performance and provide a neutral pH environment that minimizes protein modifications. Bolt® gels are ideal for western blot transfer and analysis, and any other techniques where protein integrity is crucial. Also use Bolt® gels to obtain optimal results for your day-to-day protein separation needs. Bolt® Bis-Tris Plus gels come in four gel types and multiple well formats. Each box contains 10 gels.

Owl™ P82 Dual-Gel Electrophoresis Double Sided Vertical System, 8-10 x 10cm gel, 150-300mL buffer volume (Thermo Scientific™)

Produce flat, even banding and crisp resolution with the easy-to-use Thermo Scientific™ Owl™ P82 Dual-Gel Electrophoresis System.

Owl™ P81 Single-Sided Vertical Electrophoresis System, 10 x 10cm gel size, 150mL buffer volume (Thermo Scientific™)

Perform quick protein runs with the economical and simple, yet rugged Thermo Scientific™ Owl™ P81 Single-Sided Vertical Electrophoresis System.