SNAP i.d.® 2.0 Protein Detection System Showcased at Neuroscience 2012

23 Oct 2012
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SelectScience visited the EDM Millipore booth at Neuroscience 2012 to find out more about the SNAP i.d.® 2.0 Protein Detection System. The new and improved SNAP i.d.® 2.0 Protein Detection System is the second generation of the SNAP i.d.® method for detecting immunoreactive proteins on western blots. With this unique vacuum-driven system, the length of time required for immunodetection is greatly reduced.

What previously took 4 to 24 hours with traditional western blotting methods now takes only 30 minutes with no loss of signal intensity or reduction in blot quality. All immunodetection steps after protein transfer to a membrane (i.e., blocking, washing, and primary and secondary antibody incubations) can be performed with the SNAP i.d.® 2.0 system.

The unique vacuum-driven technology and a built-in flow distributor actively drive reagents through the membrane, ensuring even distribution. Two blot holder sizes accommodates mini Mini (7.5 x 8.4 cm) or midi Midi (8.5 x 13.5 cm) (W x L)) size gels and two blot holders can be run in parallel. Thus, you can quickly optimize conditions and greatly increase your protein detection throughput.

Typically, researchers lack the time to optimize their blotting protocols. By shortening the time required for blocking, washing and antibody incubations to 30 minutes, the SNAP i.d.® 2.0 system allows you to optimize your immunodetection conditions for the highest quality results.

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EMD Millipore, a division of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany