Cast of New Players: A Profile of New Precast Gels for Nucleic Acid Analysis

Date: June 7, 1999Precast Gel Table FMC Latitude™ Midigels Analyzing DNA on gels is not what it used to be. In the last two years, several new precast gels for nucleic acid analysis have been introduced to life scientists. Based on some novel and creative ideas, a few of these products have undoubtedly raised more than a few eyebrows. Others have probably generated comments like "It's about time." For example, it takes some adjustment to consider running a dry agarose gel--one that eli

Michael Brush
Jun 6, 1999

Date: June 7, 1999Precast Gel Table

FMC Latitude™ Midigels
Analyzing DNA on gels is not what it used to be. In the last two years, several new precast gels for nucleic acid analysis have been introduced to life scientists. Based on some novel and creative ideas, a few of these products have undoubtedly raised more than a few eyebrows. Others have probably generated comments like "It's about time."

For example, it takes some adjustment to consider running a dry agarose gel--one that eliminates the need for slopping buffer around yet works just as well as the traditional submarine gel. Equally astounding is the concept of the reusable precast agarose gel. And how many researchers have longed for a precast sequencing gel?

In this profile, LabConsumer rounds up the latest crop of precast gels designed for nucleic acid analysis. Made from agarose, acrylamide, and some novel matrices, these gels all...

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