E-Gel® agarose gels are self-contained, pre-cast agarose gels .  Each E-Gel® agarose gel is ready for use with agarose, electrodes, and DNA stain (ethidium bromide or SYBR® Safe) packaged inside a dry, disposable, UV-transparent cassette. There are no gels to pour, buffers to make, staining or destaining steps to perform, or gel boxes to assemble. Just load your samples and run. E-Gel® agarose gels offer excellent resolution and clarity in as little as 12 minutes and are ideal for analyzing PCR products, restriction digests, and plasmid preparations.

E-Gel® agarose gels are 12-well, single comb gels that are available in a variety of formats: with SYBR® Safe DNA Gel Stain or ethidium bromide, with agarose percentages suitable for general purpose (0.8%, 1.2%, and 2%) or high resolution (4%) separations.

E-Gel® Single Comb and Double Comb Gels

These gels are general-use, ready-to-use gels with agarose, electrodes, and nucleic acid stain packaged inside a dry, disposable, UV-transparent cassette. They are offered with a single row of 12 sample wells, or with two rows, each containing 8 sample wells and one marker well, and are spaced for compatibility with 8-channel pipettors for easy multi-well loading.

Order E-Gel® Single Comb and Double Comb Gels

Product Stain #Sample wells
Run time Resolution Cat. No.
E-Gel® 0.8% General Purpose Agarose 18-Pak Ethidium bromide 12 sample 30 min 800 bp–10 kb G501808
E-Gel® 1.2% General Purpose Agarose 18-Pak Ethidium bromide 12 sample 30 min 100 bp–5 kb G501801
E-Gel® 2% General Purpose Agarose 18-Pak Ethidium bromide 12 sample 30 min 100 bp–2 kb G501802
E-Gel® 4% High-Resolution Agarose 18-Pak Ethidium bromide 12 sample 30 min 20 bp–500 bp G501804
E-Gel® 0.8% double comb 18-Pak Ethidium bromide 16 sample & 2 marker 15 min 1 kb–10 kb G601808
E-Gel® 2% double comb 18-Pak Ethidium bromide 16 sample & 2 marker 15 min 100 bp–2 kb G601802
E-Gel® 0.8% Starter Pak Ethidium bromide 12 sample 30 min 800 bp–10 kb G600008
E-Gel® 1.2% Starter Pak Ethidium bromide 12 sample 30 min 100 bp–5 kb G600001
E-Gel® 2% Starter Pak Ethidium bromide 12 sample 30 min 100 bp–2 kb G600002
G551801 Clear E-Gel® 1.2% 18-Pak* None 12 sample 30 min 100 bp–5 kb G551801

E-Gel® with SYBR® Safe Gels

E-Gel® with SYBR® Safe Gels contain SYBR® Safe DNA stain instead of ethidium bromide. The detection sensitivity of E-Gel® gels with SYBR® Safe stain is similar to that of gels containing ethidium bromide. Use E-Gel® gels with SYBR® Safe stain to:

  • Minimize hazardous waste
  • Eliminate the use of a strong mutagen (ethidium bromide) and reduce UV exposure
  • Use blue-light transillumination to dramatically reduce DNA damage

Order E-Gel® with SYBR® Safe Gels

Product Stain #Sample wells Run time Resolution Cat. No.
 E-Gel® 1.2% with SYBR Safe™, 18-Pak SYBR® Safe 12 sample 30 min 100 bp–5 kb  G521801
 E-Gel® 2% with SYBR Safe™ 18-Pak SYBR® Safe 12 sample 30 min 100 bp–2 kb  G521802
 E-Gel® 1.2% with SYBR Safe™ Starter Kit SYBR® Safe 12 sample 30 min 100 bp–5 kb  G620601
 E-Gel® 2% with SYBR Safe™, Starter Kit SYBR® Safe 12 sample 30 min 100 bp–2 kb  G620602