TopVision™ Agarose

Thermo Scientific™ TopVision™ Agarose is a non-toxic polysaccharide extracted from seaweed that is used for electrophoresis, where a high-quality agarose is crucial in order to obtain sharp bands. TopVision agarose comes in two melting point options (standard and low melting temperature) and two formats (powder and tablet) to meet your laboratory’s unique needs.

Two melting point options

Standard high melting point agarose

Used in routine DNA electrophoresis for separation of a wide range of DNA fragments.

Low melting/gelling temperature agarose 

Recommended for rapid DNA gel extraction with the agarose-digesting enzyme, Agarase, as well as for “in-gel’ DNA treatment with enzymes or for bacterial transformation with nucleic acids directly after re-melting the gel.


Two formats

Powder

Standard product format and usability that you are used to; available in plastic bottles with 25, 100 and 500 g volumes.

Tablets

High-quality, multipurpose tablets available in blister packaging in 200 or 1,000 tablet quantities. These are compact and easy-to-store.

Why tablets?

Help save space, achieve higher performance and consistency, and omit messy weighing when preparing your gels.

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Comparison showing advantages of TopVision Agarose Tablets over traditional agarose powder:

  Traditional agarose powder TopVision Agarose tablets
Gel-to-gel variation High variability from weighing step Tablet form enables higher consistency hand cast gel performance
Hands-on time Time-consuming weighing step <1 min hands-on time; no weighing step—saves time
Manufacturing process Heavy dependency and use of organic solvents such as methanol, acetonitrile, DMF, heptane, etc. Manufactured using a proprietary process that eliminates the use of organic solvents.
Packaging Plastic bottles Tablet blister–bottle-free packaging, enhanced convenience and portability