Mini-PROTEAN® Tetra Cell

Manufacturer Bio-Rad
4.3
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5.0
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Average Rating: 4.3
41 Scientists have reviewed this product

4 out of 5
Ease of use
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After sales service
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Value for money


Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area: Western blotting

"Tetra-cell is definitely an evolution from the mini-cells I've been used to using, effectively the same quality of blotting but higher throughput."

Review date: 09 Oct 2013 | Mini-PROTEAN® Tetra Cell
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2013

  • Organization: Stephenson Cancer Center, University Of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
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    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Rating: 4.0
"It is easy to use, we can run many samples at a time. It saves time and reagents."

Review date: 06 Aug 2013 | Mini-PROTEAN® Tetra Cell
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2010

  • Organization: UC DAVIS CANCER CTR.



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    3 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Rating: 4.0

  • Application Area:Western blotting

"I have used the Mini Protean system for several years now. It has always worked very well for me."

Review date: 02 Aug 2013 | Mini-PROTEAN® Tetra Cell
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2010

  • Organization: NIH



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Rating: 4.0

  • Application Area:cancer biomarker

"It's very convenient to use. Great product. It's easy to set up. The price is great."

Review date: 02 Aug 2013 | Mini-PROTEAN® Tetra Cell
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2013

  • Organization: Texas A&m Univ. Health Science Ctr.



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:cell biology and cancer study

"This product is easier to use than comparable SDS-PAGE systems and is also less expensive. It has a very descriptive, clear, and easy to understand protocol. They also have voltage running suggestions depending on your protein of interest's molecular weight."

Review date: 30 Jul 2013 | Mini-PROTEAN® Tetra Cell


  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2013

  • Organization: Albert Einstein Coll. Of Med.



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Rating: 4.0

  • Application Area:General Lab Use

"Very easy to use for everyday Western blotting applications. Have not had any difficulty using this product."

Review date: 30 Jul 2013 | Mini-PROTEAN® Tetra Cell
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2013

  • Organization: Rumbaugh-goodwin Institute For Cancer Research



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:p53 and p21 protein levels

"The Biorad tetra cell system is very easy to use. It allows us to carry out our experiments efficiently."

Review date: 29 Jul 2013 | Mini-PROTEAN® Tetra Cell
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2013

  • Organization: Stony Brook Univ.



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:western blot

"This system can run 4 gels together and is very convenient; saves a lot time. But it needs a lot more running buffer than the old version 2-gel system."

Review date: 03 Jun 2013 | Mini-PROTEAN® Tetra Cell
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2013

  • Organization: Amric



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Rating: 4.3
"This western blotting system comes fully equipped to get you up and running with up to 4 mini gels in the classic Bio-Rad format. The initial choice of gel formats (1mm or 1.5mm) and combs (5, 10, 15 well) allows for a good initial investment with the ability to expand as resources become available. The backward compatibility with mini-Protean II allows for the use of lab resources already present. Two issues have arisen that reduce the rating down to 4 stars. One is common amongst the mini-protean system: the frequency that the little green tabs at the ends of the combs snap off causing the loss of wells. The second concern is the tendency for the gasket to leak between the inner and outer buffers. These two issues are common in the Bio-Rad system in my experience, but the benefits do outweigh these two issues. I have recommended that my colleagues buy this product and when I am equipping my own lab I intend to continue to use Bio-Rad mini-protean systems."

Review date: 03 Jun 2013 | Mini-PROTEAN® Tetra Cell
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2013

  • Organization: Providence College



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Cell Signaling in Melanoma

"This is a great product. I run at least 2 westerns a week in the lab and I have always had positive experiences when using these products. Bio Rad is a great company and I look forward to working with them in the future."

Review date: 03 Jun 2013 | Mini-PROTEAN® Tetra Cell
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2013

  • Organization: Umdnj-new Jersey Medical School



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Western blot

"The system works fairly well, but it would be better if one could analyze more samples. Additionally the price is a bit high."

Review date: 03 Jun 2013 | Mini-PROTEAN® Tetra Cell
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2013

  • Organization: Rutgers Cancer Inst. Of New Jersey



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area:cell biology and cancer study

"Excellent system, works well and gives consistent results. Important to use thick enough fiber pads in transfer step."

Review date: 03 Jun 2013 | Mini-PROTEAN® Tetra Cell
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2011

  • Organization: University of Pennsylvania



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Rating: 4.0

  • Application Area:cancer biology

"User friendly, with good reproducibility. We obtain nice results and are happy with outcomes. I would refer to colleagues, as it is less time consuming."

Review date: 03 Jun 2013 | Mini-PROTEAN® Tetra Cell
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2010

  • Organization: REGINA ELENA NATIONAL CANCER INST.



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area:Gene Expression

"This system is very easy to use and allows for results in a very short time. It is used by every member of the lab to obtain data."

Review date: 03 Jun 2013 | Mini-PROTEAN® Tetra Cell
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2013

  • Organization: GERON CORP.



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    2 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Rating: 3.3

  • Application Area:Western Blotting

"Very nice system, easy to use and works great. Quick to set up and reproducible runs. Highly recommended for you to use."

Review date: 03 Jun 2013 | Mini-PROTEAN® Tetra Cell
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2013

  • Organization: Dickinson College



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:undergraduate classroom teaching

"These units are easy to use, fairly indestructible, and accessible for undergraduate student use. I have used these in classroom labs at both the intro- and upper-levels with great success."

Review date: 03 Jun 2013 | Mini-PROTEAN® Tetra Cell
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2013

  • Organization: Dominican University



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Rating: 4.0

  • Application Area:protein analysis

"Overall, the mini protein tetra cell from Biorad allows you to run 4 gels at once. It saves buffer. The only thing that is a problem is that there is not a transfer blot equivalent to use with the buffer chamber. Otherwise, it's nice to be able to run 4 gels in one apparatus- although hard to load middle gels if not experienced."

Review date: 03 Jun 2013 | Mini-PROTEAN® Tetra Cell
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2013

  • Organization: Georgia Regents University



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Rating: 4.0

  • Application Area:Lung cancer

"Works really well either with home-made gels or with the pre-made tgx gels. You can run 4 gels at a time."

Review date: 03 Jun 2013 | Mini-PROTEAN® Tetra Cell
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2013

  • Organization: H Lee Moffitt Cancer Center And Research Institute



  • Ease of use
    2 out of 5
    After sales service
    2 out of 5
    Value for money
    2 out of 5
Rating: 2.0

  • Application Area:immunology

"It’s great to use. Easy to use. Very convenient. Although it’s expensive, I consider it worthy to buy. Biorad has a lot of other accessory stuff for western blot which can be bought as well."

Review date: 03 Jun 2013 | Mini-PROTEAN® Tetra Cell
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2013

  • Organization: UPENN



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Cell signalling

"Mini protean gels are great. The bands are quite distinct and separate, with no smearing. Great product!"

Review date: 03 Jun 2013 | Mini-PROTEAN® Tetra Cell
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2013

  • Organization: North Carolina Central University



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:protien analysis

"These gels are great. Easy to run and use. They are a bit sturdier and won’t break on you. Protein runs even and transfers well."

Review date: 03 Jun 2013 | Mini-PROTEAN® Tetra Cell
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2013

  • Organization: ALBERT EINSTEIN COLLEGE OF MEDICINE



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Rating: 4.0
"The tetra cell allows you to run up to 4 gels in the same cell at the same time. This has been a very efficient system and saves on space and time. It is very convenient when running multiple gels."

Review date: 15 May 2013 | Mini-PROTEAN® Tetra Cell
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2012

  • Organization: Kansas State University



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    3 out of 5
Rating: 4.0

  • Application Area:Western Blot

"The Mini-Protean Tetra Cell provided by Bio-Rad is easy to use. The protein bands separated are clear. It is not time-consuming. The data produced each time is consistent. However, the price of the gels is a little high. I am not satisfied with the shipping fee."

Review date: 16 Dec 2012 | Mini-PROTEAN® Tetra Cell
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2012

  • Organization: Baylor College of Medicine



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Rating: 4.0

  • Application Area:Western Blotting

"Even though Western blotting is a long process with many steps, the Tetra system makes the tedious work easier. The system is easy to use when following the instructions. I would recommend this system to those who do a lot of westerns, but not for those using fixed concentration pre-cast gels."

Review date: 04 Dec 2012 | Mini-PROTEAN® Tetra Cell
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2012

  • Organization: London School Of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    3 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Rating: 3.7

  • Application Area:SDS Gel/Western Blot

"Lovely modular system, can use pre-cast and make own gels. Easy to use- best system on the market. However it can leak so it is best to top up completely with buffer rather than to the suggested line. I would recommend it."

Review date: 18 Oct 2012 | Mini-PROTEAN® Tetra Cell
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2012

  • Organization: Universitätsklinikum Erlangen



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Rating: 4.7
"Excellent design and material is robust. It is user friendly and the handling is very simple. The cost to purchase the equipment is fairly high."

Review date: 21 Jun 2012 | Mini-PROTEAN® Tetra Cell
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2010

  • Organization: EMORY UNIV. WINSHIP CANCER INST.



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Rating: 4.3
"Easy to use, you do not need a lot of training. Good instructions are provided which are easy to follow. Sold at a reasonable price."

Review date: 13 Jun 2012 | Mini-PROTEAN® Tetra Cell
  • Status:

    Advanced Reviewer

  • Member since: 2008

  • Organization: University of Wisconsin



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Rating: 5.0
"Able to run 4 gels simultaneously, the gels give a good performance."

Review date: 07 Jun 2012 | Mini-PROTEAN® Tetra Cell
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2007

  • Organization: University of South Florida



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Rating: 5.0
"In my opinion this is a great mini gel electrophoresis because I do not need much sample to run the gel."

Review date: 30 May 2012 | Mini-PROTEAN® Tetra Cell
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2010

  • Organization: SUDBURY REGIONAL HOSPITAL, RESEARCH DEPARTMENT



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:Western blotting

"An excellent system. It's easy to use and easy to clean and maintain."

Review date: 30 May 2012 | Mini-PROTEAN® Tetra Cell
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2010

  • Organization: U.S. Export Pavilion



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    3 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Rating: 4.0

  • Application Area:Protein assay

"The equipment is very easy to use. After sales service was reliable. The equipment helps with protein analysis."

Review date: 21 May 2012 | Mini-PROTEAN® Tetra Cell
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2008

  • Organization: University of Quebec



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Cancer Cell Biology

"Excellent system, it works all the time giving quick and reliable results. The company is very helpful."

Review date: 19 Jan 2012 | Mini-PROTEAN® Tetra Cell
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2011

  • Organization: MPI Biophysical Chemistry



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    3 out of 5
    Value for money
    3 out of 5
Rating: 3.3
"Easy to use, however sometimes there is leakage of buffer from the upper chamber."

Review date: 03 Nov 2011 | Mini-PROTEAN® Tetra Cell
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2011

  • Organization: Uni Bremen



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Rating: 4.7
"Robust and easy to use."

Review date: 31 Oct 2011 | Mini-PROTEAN® Tetra Cell
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2011

  • Organization: SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    2 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Rating: 3.3
"Good efficiency."

Review date: 13 Jul 2011 | Mini-PROTEAN® Tetra Cell
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2011

  • Organization: WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY



  • Ease of use
    3 out of 5
    After sales service
    3 out of 5
    Value for money
    3 out of 5
Rating: 3.0
"Software to quantitate the blots would be helpful."

Review date: 08 Jul 2011 | Mini-PROTEAN® Tetra Cell
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2011

  • Organization: MD Anderson Cancer center



  • Ease of use
    3 out of 5
    After sales service
    3 out of 5
    Value for money
    3 out of 5
Rating: 3.0
"Not at all user friendly. Protean 3 model was good."

Review date: 06 Jul 2011 | Mini-PROTEAN® Tetra Cell
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2006

  • Organization: University of Vermont



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Rating: 5.0
"The ability to run 4 gels simultaneously saves me an immense amount of time."

Review date: 04 Jul 2011 | Mini-PROTEAN® Tetra Cell
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2011

  • Organization: Emory University



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Rating: 5.0
"The set up is easy and the quality of the gels are much better than other gels. The set up is user friendly and quick."

Review date: 13 Jun 2011 | Mini-PROTEAN® Tetra Cell
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2010

  • Organization: University of Kentucky



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Rating: 4.3
"A good product."

Review date: 02 Feb 2010 | Mini-PROTEAN® Tetra Cell
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2007

  • Organization: Protea Biosciences Inc



  • Ease of use
    3 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Rating: 4.3

Review date: 19 Oct 2007 | Mini-PROTEAN® Tetra Cell

The versatile, easy-to-use Mini-PROTEAN® Tetra cell is ideal for vertical mini gel electrophoresis.

This electrophoresis cell accommodates one to four Mini-PROTEAN precast or handcast gels, providing flexibility for your research needs. The Mini-PROTEAN Tetra cell eliminates tedious assembly procedures and has a patented sealing mechanism* that prevents assembly errors during handcasting.


Mini-PROTEAN® Tetra Cell Features:

  • Run one to four precast or handcast mini gels in less than an hour
  • Can also be used with the Mini Trans-Blot® electrophoresis cell for western blotting
  • Thermoplastic casting gaskets form a tight seal with the glass plates to ensure leak-free casting
  • Casting frames** with simple cam closure provide precision alignment on any flat surface
  • Side-by-side casting stand** allows access to both gels simultaneously, and a spring-loaded lever creates a tight seal against the thermoplastic rubber gasket
  • Run 2-D gels in less than a day

Applications:

  • Polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (PAGE or SDS-PAGE)
  • 2-D gel electrophoresis
  • Screen new samples
  • Evaluate sample preparation conditions