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Real-Time Horizontal Electrophoresis System runVIEW

runVIEW is an innovative system which can be used to maximise the efficiency of DNA recovery from runSAFE, EtBr and SYBR stained gels by minimising the number of steps involved in postelectrophoretic purification.

runVIEW consists of an omniPage multiSUB CHOICE gel chamber with special bluVIEW lid, containing an orange spectral emission filter within its viewing pane, plus a base unit with integrated power supply and blue LED gel illuminator.
  • Power supply, light source and gel chamber all in one unit.
  • Adjustable in precise 1 V or 1 mA increments to max. 150 V or 300 mA constant voltage or current output; timer function to 999 min for extended runs.
  • Specialist combs for specialist applications - double-sided 1 mm preparatory combs (1- / 2-sample and 4- / 16-sample standard) incl. for nucleic acid recovery, plus 4 multichannel compatible 20- / 28- sample combs for rapid screening of nucleic acids from 96-well thermal cycler blocks and microtitre plates.
  • Extra thick 3 mm preparatory combs also incl. for enhanced DNA recovery.
  • System incl. everything except chemicals and reagents to run horizontal SYBR, ETBR and runsafe stained gels in real-time.
  • Typical applications: real-time size fractionation and recovery of nucleic acids.
  • Upgrade to real-time - existing MSCHOICE users may customise their system by purchasing the base station and bluVIEW lid.
  • Optional dark room with 10 MP digital camera fits directly over the base unit and gel tank.

Simple DNA recovery
Easy handling: first cast a gel featuring 2 rows of wells with one matching pair of the preparatory combs supplied, before transferring the blue-light transparent gel tray to the CHOICE tank located on the base unit. Add sufficient buffer just to cover the gel and remove the combs to load the DNA samples into the upper row of wells (Loadingá tier). Replace the lid to connect the CHOICE tank to the integrated power supply before applying the voltage and switching on the blue LED gel illuminator. Watch through the bluVIEW lidás viewing pane as the samples migrate in real-time to the second row of wells (extractioná tier). Once the DNA bands of interest enter the extractioná tier, simply stop the power supply, remove the lid and harvest the DNA by pipette.

Track DNA without harmful UV
Blue light is safe and has none of the detrimental effects of UV transillumination, incl. mutagenesis which can compromise cloning efficiency, while runVIEWás capacity to provide real-time visualisation of electrophoresis enables DNA to be tracked as it migrates through the gel. This allows the user to judge precisely when the band of interest is ready for extraction.

Save on time-consuming gel elution techniques
Running DNA into a well containing buffer effectively purifies the DNA of agarose, eliminating the need for time-consuming gel excision and purification techniques that also result in sample loss. Once harvested, the DNA needs only to be cleaned by a straightforward ethanol precipitation when it is ready for further digestion or ligation.

No expensive commercial gels
runVIEW works with standard EtBr, SYBR Green and SYBR Safe gels cast within the 15 x 7, 15 x 10 or 15 x 15 cm CHOICE gel trays and therefore does not require expensive precast gels and accessories.

A self-contained system
The base unit, which houses the in-built power supply and blue LED gel illuminator, is compact, dual-voltage and portable and allows electrophoresis, gel visualisation and extraction to be performed at the bench, without the inconvenience of having to transport gels to a darkroom elsewhere within the laboratory.
 TypeIncl.PUOrder No.in Stock 
 runVIEW system 715 x 7 cm gel tray15433271-on demand
 runVIEW system 1015 x 10 cm gel tray15433272-on demand
 runVIEW system 1515 x 15 cm gel tray15433273-on demand
 runVIEW system TRIO15 x 7, 15 x 10 and 15 x 15 cm gel trays15433274-on demand
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