Product News: Casting Larger Gels Is Now Easier With MSSCREEN

11 Aug 2011

Recently introduced by electrophoresis specialists CLEAVER SCIENTIFIC (CSL), the MSSCREEN Flexicaster overcomes the problems often associated with casting large horizontal gels for DNA and RNA electrophoresis applications.

Larger, high resolution separations require a level gel to ensure accurate band resolution over long distances and run times, the innovative clamping technique utilised in the MSSCREEN Flexicaster eliminates problems that may occur with such gels. The clamping design means that the gel trays remains completely level during the casting process to ensure accurate band migration, even when gels are poured at temperatures as high as 80ºC.

The MSSCREENS gel tanks, which have a capacity of up to 672 samples, are ideal for separating large numbers of nucleic acid samples from PCR reactions or cloning. Also, their maximum run length of 32cm means these tanks are ideal for very high resolution separations of restriction fragments.

Cleaver Scientific now include the Flexicaster free-of-charge with every MSSCREEN gel tank purchased and no additional accessories are needed. The MSSCREEN Flexicaster can also be used for casting gels from other electrophoresis units with gel lengths of 7, 10, 15, 16, 17, 20, 24, 25 and 32cm.