Acrylamide Kits for Gel Electrophoresis
Bio-Rad Laboratories offers TGX FastCast acrylamide and TGX Stain-Free FastCast acrylamide kits, which provide handcast gel users access to Bio-Rad’s TGX gel chemistry, previously available only in precast gels. The TGX FastCast kits allow users to hand cast polyacrylamide gels with fast run times, efficient protein transfers, and consistent, reproducible results. Researchers can also take advantage of the TGX Stain-Free version, which allows users to monitor the success of each step in their protein electrophoresis and western blotting workflows.
Unlike traditional handcast gels, which require 60 minutes to polymerize before running, FastCast gels can be used only 30 minutes after casting, saving valuable preparation time. Protein electrophoresis can then be run on these gels in as little as 20 minutes, three times faster than conventional Tris-HCl handcast gels.
As with Bio-Rad’s TGX precast gels, proteins can be transferred from FastCast gels in as little as three minutes when used with Bio-Rad’s Trans-Blot Turbo transfer system. In addition to these performance advantages, FastCast gels can conveniently be stored for up to 4 weeks after casting, allowing researchers to cast multiple gels at once and use as needed.
Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc., 800-424-6723, www.bio-rad.com