The design of the cell and analytical combs is based on the fixed spacing of multichannel pipets used to transfer samples from microplates. Using the 51-well analytical comb, 48 nucleic acid samples plus three DNA size standards can be run in one row. If two combs are used, all 96 samples from a microplate can be electrophoresed simultaneously in one gel. The shorter gel lengths (10 and 15 cm) and 26-well comb also allow the Sub-Cell Model 96 cell to be used as a routine apparatus for the molecular biology laboratory. The Sub-Cell Model 96 cell contains buffer recirculation ports for applications that require high voltages or extended runs, eliminating sample migration problems caused by temperature or pH buffer gradients.
All Sub-Cell Model 96 cells include a buffer tank, a safety lid with cables, a leveling bubble, and combs (26-well and 51-well). System configurations that include additional accessories are also available.