GIBCO BRLTM Model S2001 Sequencing Gel Electrophresis Apparatus From Life Technologies
When many of us started to sequence DNA, the technology was very primitive. The Klenow fragment of DNA polymerase-I was the only enzyme available, 7dG and dITP were almost unheard of, and the equipment was often mismatched and kludgy. In-house (or even, at times, in-lab) manufactured gel apparatuses led to a host of quirks and incompatibilities, many of which were propagated through numerous generations of the equipment in the name of "consistency." Having worked with-and often around-this type of sequencing apparatus for several years before I left the manual DNA sequencing field, I found it refreshing to see Life Technologies new S2001 DNA sequencing gel electrophoresis apparatus. The S2001 did not present any "Oh, wow!" surprises, but it is a soundly designed and well-thought-out manual system that includes some innovative ideas as well as several features we have...

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