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2014-15 Product Resource Guide: Gel Electrophoresis

Get fun facts about gel electrophoresis, lists of questions to ask when buying gel electrophoresis products, the most recent gel electrophoresis product releases, and an updated gel electrophoresis products manufacturer's list in this section.

Top 4 Things You May Not Know About Gel Electrophoresis

1. Electrophoresis relies on a basic process—particles moving in an electric field, more or less, and this phenomenon has been known for more than 200 years.

2. The use of sucrose for gel electrophoresis was first reported in the 1930s.

3. Starch gels were introduced in 1955, followed by acrylamide gels in 1959 and agar gels in 1966.

4. In 1983, pulsed field gel electrophoresis enabled separation of large DNA molecules and capillary electrophoresis was introduced.

For the Top 9 Questions You Should Ask When Buying Gel Electrophoresis Equipment and Gels click here.

Recently Released Gel Electrophoresis Products

Precision Plus Protein Dual Color Standards

  • Provide strong marker persistence throughout electrophoresis and western blotting, even during rigorous stripping and reprobing protocols, making the product a more effective tool for monitoring separation and estimating protein molecular weights
  • Feature increased brightness for better identification of target proteins on gels and blots as well as easier monitoring of gel electrophoresis and confirmation of transfer quality


Amersham Imager 600 Multipurpose Imaging System

  • Designed to enable capture and analysis of high resolution digital images of protein and DNA samples in gels and membranes
  • Delivers high performance imaging to chemiluminescence, fluorescence and colorimetric applications
  • Wide dynamic range allows weak and strong signals to be quantitated accurately at the same time
  • Full system automation means there is no need for adjustments after startup

GE Healthcare

G:Box Chemi XX6 & XX9 Image Analysis Systems

  • Suitable for scientists needing a versatile system capable of exceptional imaging of 1D and 2D gels, as well as chemi and fluorescent blots
  • Feature high resolution, high quantum efficiency (73% quantum efficiency at 425nm) low noise CCD cameras with the highest level (f0.95) auto-focus lens and 6 and 9 megapixel resolution respectively
  • Provide imaging areas of 32.3cm x 25.6cm


QSEP1 Portable DNA Analyzer

  • This capillary gel electrophoresis based instrument is designed to replace the traditional labor intensive gel electrophoresis processes
  • Portable and cost-effective
  • Features dimensions of 15x15x20cm and a weight of 5 kg
  • Introduced to the market in 2014


Gel Electrophoresis Product Manufacturers 

Beckman Coulter 
GE Healthcare 
Life Technologies 
Kewaunee Scientific