Find the quick reference card, instruction manual, and FAQs for the iBlot 2 Gel Transfer Device, and be sure to register your device so that you can receive the latest product information including firmware updates.
If you are looking for technical resources for the original iBlot device, see Reagents and Resources for the Original iBlot Gel Transfer Device.
Frequently Asked Questions
No. Do not use iBlot Transfer Stacks in the iBlot 2 Gel Transfer Device, and do not mix components between iBlot Transfer Stacks and iBlot 2 Transfer Stacks.
It is currently 9 months, and the expiration date is printed on the box.
No. The results may be inferior after the expiration date.
Yes. However, minor optimizations in the transfer protocol (i.e., steps, voltage, time) may be needed for some proteins.
Yes. The device allows programming custom methods.
Yes. The device is designed to do so with no impact on performance.
No. They are disposable and should only be used once.
The membranes are compatible with all commonly used detection methods such as staining, immunodetection, fluorescence, etc.
It is possible but the results may be inferior.
Yes. The PVDF membrane is pre-activated and ready for use without having to perform any pre-treatment with alcohol.
No. Maintain the membrane size identical to the transfer stacks. This helps ensure that there is no direct contact between the top and bottom transfer stacks.
No. Do not trim the iBlot 2 Transfer Stacks to fit your gel size.
No. It will not affect the western results.
For Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.