Prepare to Cast Off: A Profile of Precast Acrylamide Gels

Date: July 20, 1998Precast Gels Warning: Neurotoxin. Cancer suspect agent. This product contains a compound known to cause cancer. Wear gloves, eye protection, and dust mask and use in a fume hood. Wash thoroughly after handling. Skin contact, inhalation, or ingestion may cause nervous system disorders. In case of contact, flush with water for 15 minutes. Yuck. The label on your bottle of acrylamide makes itself clear: weighing out acrylamide and pouring your own polyacrylamide gels is a poten

Michael Brush
Jul 19, 1998

Date: July 20, 1998Precast Gels
Warning: Neurotoxin. Cancer suspect agent. This product contains a compound known to cause cancer. Wear gloves, eye protection, and dust mask and use in a fume hood. Wash thoroughly after handling. Skin contact, inhalation, or ingestion may cause nervous system disorders. In case of contact, flush with water for 15 minutes.

Yuck. The label on your bottle of acrylamide makes itself clear: weighing out acrylamide and pouring your own polyacrylamide gels is a potentially deadly task. Why take the risk when somebody has already done the work for you?

That's exactly what the manufacturers of precast gels for polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (PAGE) are asking. In exchange for a few precious research dollars, they offer convenience and an array of precast gels designed to meet all of your electrophoresis needs. Numerous gradient and single percentage gel configurations, cast in both glass and plastic cassettes,...

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