S2001 Sequencing Apparatus From Life Technologies

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 t

The Scientist Staff
Mar 1, 1998


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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