The NuPAGE® Gel conversion guide below makes for easy and simple conversion from either a Tris-Glycine or Tricine gel to the appropriate NuPAGE® gel and corresponding optimized buffer. Simply find the current gel concentration on the left and read across to find the optimal NuPAGE® choice for straighter, sharper bands.

If you are using: We recommend:  
 Tris-Glycine gel NuPAGE® gel Buffer system
4% NuPAGE® 3-8% Tris-Acetate Tris-Acetate
6% NuPAGE® 3-8% Tris-Acetate Tris-Acetate
10% NuPAGE® 8% Bis-Tris MOPS
NuPAGE® 10% Bis-Tris MOPS
12% NuPAGE® 10% Bis-Tris MOPS
14% NuPAGE® 12% Bis-Tris MOPS
16% NuPAGE® 12% Bis-Tris MES
18% NuPAGE® 12% Bis-Tris MES
4-12% NuPAGE® 3-8% Tris-Acetate Tris-Acetate
NuPAGE® 4-12% Bis-Tris MOPS
4-20% NuPAGE® 4-12% Bis-Tris MES
8-16% NuPAGE® 4-12% Bis-Tris MOPS
10-20% NuPAGE® 12% Bis-Tris MOPS
Tricine gel    
10% NuPAGE® 8% Bis-Tris MES
NuPAGE® 10% Bis-Tris MES
16% NuPAGE® 4-12% Bis-Tris MES
10-20% NuPAGE® 4-12% Bis-Tris MES

NuPAGE® gels green benefits

The green features of NuPAGE® SDS-PAGE Gel products include:

  • No expanded polystyrene (EPS) coolers
  • Less energy to produce
  • Less waste disposal

To learn more, download the NuPAGE® Precast Gels Green Features Fact Sheet