Integrated nucleic acid electrophoresis and gel imaging systems

Nucleic acid electrophoresis is a standard laboratory technique that underpins molecular biology research. Traditionally, gel electrophoresis takes a lot of time and involves casting the gel, making buffers, preparing samples and ladders, loading and running the gel, as well as visualizing and imaging the result. The simple three-step workflow of an E-Gel electrophoresis system streamlines the DNA/RNA electrophoresis process, saving time in the lab: no more pouring gels, making buffers, or handling of toxic dyes.

The E-Gel Precast Gel Electrophoresis System three-step workflow

E-Gel Precast Agarose Gel Electrophoresis Systems include electrophoresis devices, cameras for image capture, precast gels, ladders, and loading buffer designed to work together to simplify your nucleic acid electrophoresis workflow.

The three-step workflow is easy and convenient:

  1. Load
  2. Run
  3. Analyze

Electrophoresis is performed in the absence of liquid buffer, saving time and hassle in the lab.

A triptych of the E-Gel three-step workflow. Left, Pipette loading a gel. Center, selecting the “Run” option via touchscreen. Right, an illuminated gel showing DNA bands

E-gel agarose electrophoresis and gel imaging system options

E-Gel Precast Agarose Gel Electrophoresis Systems allow faster electrophoresis setup, running, and analysis compared to conventional methods.

Both include:

  • Intuitive user interface with preprogrammed protocols
  • Built-in transilluminator for real time monitoring
  • High-resolution gel imaging camera
  • Image storage and networking capabilities
E-Gel Power Snap Plus System comprising gel electrophoresis device and camera module

The E-Gel Power Snap Plus electrophoresis and gel imaging system is suitable for both high- and low-throughput DNA analysis.

E-Gel Power Snap agarose gel electrophoresis device with and without camera attachment and a precast agarose gel cassette.

The E-Gel Power Snap Electrophoresis System is suitable for running 4- to 22-well  precast agarose gels.

     E-Gel Power Snap Plus Electrophoresis SystemE-Gel Power Snap Electrophoresis System
    E-Gel agarose gel compatibility11-, 22-, 48-, and 96-wells*, CloneWell II and SizeSelect II gels with adaptor11- and 22-wells, CloneWell II and SizeSelect II gels
    Built-in blue light transilluminator for safer operationYesYes
    Amber filter for real-time monitoringYesYes
    Camera resolution13 MP3 MP
    Image storage64 GB32 GB
    Cloud enabledYesNo
    iBright Analysis Software compatibleYesNo
    Touchscreen with intuitive user interfaceYesYes
    Dimensions of instrument (L x W x H)29.1 x 22.0 x 10.1 cm23.3 x 21.0 x 22.8 cm
    Dimensions of camera (L x W x H)23.3 x 21.0 x 22.8 cm26 x 13 x 15 cm
    Printer compatibleYesNo

    Invitrogen E-Gel products to complete your gel electrophoresis system

    For best results, the E-Gel Power Snap and Power Snap Plus must be used in conjunction with other Invitrogen E-Gel line of products, which include:

    Invitrogen E-Gel precast agarose gels

    E-Gel Precast Agarose Gels are ideal for fast and convenient results of DNA and RNA fragments and are available in a variety of percentages and well formats.

    Explore E-Gel precast gels

    Invitrogen E-Gel DNA ladders and loading buffers

    E-Gel DNA ladders and loading buffer are formulated for optimal performance on E-Gel precast agarose gels.

    Explore E-Gel ladders and loading buffer

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    The significant time savings gained by using an E-Gel Precast Agarose Gel Electrophoresis System makes it a great investment for the molecular biology lab. Access these resources to make a case for investing in an E-Gel Electrophoresis System.

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