Trans-Blot® Turbo™ Transfer System (170-4155)

Manufacturer Bio-Rad
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Average Rating: 4.2
36 Scientists have reviewed this product

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


A must have equipment for a protein lab!!!
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area: Protein transfer (western)

"It is very compact and easy to use. It takes only minutes to transfer the protein to the membrane, the equipment is maintenance free and very flexible, where you can opt to use with the ready pack membrane or using your own prepared membrane and buffer. The after sales service given by the supplier was also great."

Review date: 29 Jul 2016 | Trans-Blot® Turbo™ Transfer System (170-4155)
  • Status:

    Advanced Reviewer

  • Member since: 2015

  • Organization: University of Miami



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    3 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Very easy to use, get protein transferred in 10 minutes!
Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area:Western blot

"We have been using this machine for two years and everyone in the lab loves it, it is very easy to use, reliable, get protein transferred from PAGE gel to membrane in 7-10 minutes. It is very efficient and time saving, I will highly recommend it to anyone who is doing western blot frequently."

Review date: 23 Jun 2016 | Trans-Blot® Turbo™ Transfer System (170-4155)
  • Status:

    Advanced Reviewer

  • Member since: 2010

  • Organization: Uni of Miss



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Easy to use and save more time.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Western Blotting

"I recommend for this product to people doing western blotting."

Review date: 25 Apr 2016 | Trans-Blot® Turbo™ Transfer System (170-4155)
  • Status:

    Advanced Reviewer

  • Member since: 2015

  • Organization: Newcastle University



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    3 out of 5
Pricey, but well worth the money
Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area:Western blotting

"While not the cheapest option out there, the Trans-Blot® Turbo™ Transfer System is a great option for protein labs. Seamless integration with off-the-shelf transfer packs and ease of use make this a very useful piece of kit. The only issue we've been having"

Review date: 30 Mar 2016 | Trans-Blot® Turbo™ Transfer System (170-4155)
  • Status:

    Expert Reviewer

  • Member since: 2015

  • Organization: SUNY at Buffalo



  • 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 Semidry Transfer System

"The Turbo system is amazing, transfers gels extremely well. Much better than a 1-hour wet transfer or semidry. Had to troubleshoot a bit to find the best transfer time and Amp but now blots look great! "

Review date: 10 Nov 2015 | Trans-Blot® Turbo™ Transfer System (170-4155)


  • Status:

    Expert Reviewer

  • Member since: 2010

  • Organization: Penn State 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:Western Blot, Cell Lysis

"Bio-Rad’s transfer system is one of the best I have used. I have used iblot before. While most of the ways this machine is used are very similar to iblot, this machine is sturdier. There are more options for transfer. The two cassettes can hold 1–2 midi or up to 4 mini blotting sandwiches. There are so many options. We have size options with midi or mini and we also have PVDF or nitrocellulose. We also use their pre-cast gels, but it works very well with our home-made gels too. While the cost of using these systems may seem high, in reality it isn't, because we don't always factor in the cost of the person who spends time pouring gel, running gel and transferring them. Here, we save time and cost ultimately and get reliable, repeatable data. I am particularly impressed with after sales services provided. We had an issue with the cassette that our representative noticed while she was visiting and she had it replaced at no cost and without being asked to. "

Review date: 06 Oct 2015 | Trans-Blot® Turbo™ Transfer System (170-4155)
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2010

  • Organization: washington state university



  • 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:transfer for western blots

"Very easy to use and produces nice transfers in short runs."

Review date: 24 Jul 2015 | Trans-Blot® Turbo™ Transfer System (170-4155)
  • Status:

    Advanced Reviewer

  • Member since: 2010

  • Organization: Uni of Miss



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
It's easy to use and very handy for everyone. I am very happy with this system for western blot.
Rating: 4.7
"Trans-Blot® Turbo is easy to use for the transferring of proteins from Gel. It takes very little time for transfer to complete and can do four mini gels transfer at a time. It's easy to use and very handy for everyone. It comes with loaded protocol or customizable according to requirements. I am very happy with this system for western blot. "

Review date: 22 Jun 2015 | Trans-Blot® Turbo™ Transfer System (170-4155)
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2011

  • Organization: University of Illinois at Chicago



  • 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:Western Blot

"We bought the Transblot turbo membrane recently. We get to transfer the westerns in 7 min instead of overnight. It is very simple and cost effective. It does not use buffer "

Review date: 22 Apr 2014 | Trans-Blot® Turbo™ Transfer System (170-4155)
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2013

  • Organization: Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology



  • 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:Protein Analysis

"It is simple, fast and easy to use semi dry transfer apparatus for westerns. It really helps when you need to do multiple western transfers a day. Even beginners can handle it without much handholding. For what it does its competitively priced. Also it doesn’t force us to use proprietary consumables unlike some of similar products from competitors. "

Review date: 25 Feb 2014 | Trans-Blot® Turbo™ Transfer System (170-4155)
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2013

  • Organization: Iowa State 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:Western Blot

"It is simple to use and fast to finish for Western Blot. Western Blot takes times every step including running gel, gel transfer, and antibody treatment. It is critical to ready a membrane before end of day for overnight treatment of a primary antibody. It is not necessary to pre-soak the gel before transferring and takes only 7 minutes for transferring the gel to membrane. Another attractive thing is that it can transfer 4 gels at the same time in 7 minutes. I recommend if you regularly perform a lot of Western Blot to save your time and reduce your burden. Time is money."

Review date: 21 Jan 2014 | Trans-Blot® Turbo™ Transfer System (170-4155)
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2012

  • Organization: Medical University of South Carolina



  • Ease of use
    3 out of 5
    After sales service
    2 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Rating: 3.0

  • Application Area:z\bdnf Western

"This is a great product! But you must use associated reagents. I've used this for both bdnf westerns and for phospho erk and creb westerns. It wasn't as effective for smaller molecules but is the standard in our lab."

Review date: 16 Dec 2013 | Trans-Blot® Turbo™ Transfer System (170-4155)
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2013

  • Organization: National Autonomous University of Mexico



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

  • Application Area:Western Blot For BDNF

"The product is easy to use. It is old but it is still in good conditions. We use it for research in some proteins like SYP, BDNF, PSD95, TH and other ones. We have great results. "

Review date: 10 Dec 2013 | Trans-Blot® Turbo™ Transfer System (170-4155)
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2013

  • Organization: University of Chile



  • 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:Detection Of lc3 Protein

"It's easy to use. I like this product because it helps with my western blotting assays which are more complicated, specifically with high and low molecular weight proteins which are hard to transfer. "

Review date: 02 Dec 2013 | Trans-Blot® Turbo™ Transfer System (170-4155)
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2013

  • Organization: Cinvestav-Ipn



  • 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:Detection Of SNAT3 In Glia Cell Extracts

"This transblot apparatus is easy to handle and saves a lot of your time. It is really a very good piece of equipment and I highly recommend it."

Review date: 02 Dec 2013 | Trans-Blot® Turbo™ Transfer System (170-4155)
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2013

  • Organization: University Of California, Irvine



  • 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:Western Blots

"Before using the turbo trans-blot module, I was using the mini-protean cell from Bio-Rad. After switching to the turbo trans-blot module, I realized how much more efficient and time-effective the new module is. The reproducibility and reliability is impeccable. "

Review date: 02 Dec 2013 | Trans-Blot® Turbo™ Transfer System (170-4155)
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2013

  • Organization: University Of California, Irvine



  • 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:Western Blot

"It is a great and fast way to transfer. It saves a ton of time compared with traditional transfer methods. The ability to run two transfers at once is very useful as well. "

Review date: 29 Nov 2013 | Trans-Blot® Turbo™ Transfer System (170-4155)
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2013

  • Organization: Department Of Physiology, Faculty Of Medicine, UNAM



  • 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:Blot Transference

"This brand is widely used in Western Blotting for its reliability and ease to use. It's not cheap, not particularly expensive. Best choice in the market."

Review date: 29 Nov 2013 | Trans-Blot® Turbo™ Transfer System (170-4155)
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2013

  • Organization: University of Puerto Rico



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

  • Application Area:Protein Identification

"It’s a good product, but I prefer the old way. It’s true that this method is faster, but to identify heavy proteins is very hard. For example proteins over 250kD. If they worked on this problem, it would be better."

Review date: 29 Nov 2013 | Trans-Blot® Turbo™ Transfer System (170-4155)
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2013

  • Organization: University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee



  • 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:Western Blot Transfers

"The trans-blot turbo system is extremely user friendly. It is as intuitive as any apple product and it shaves several hours off the western blot transfer process (only 7 min for most blots)!"

Review date: 28 Nov 2013 | Trans-Blot® Turbo™ Transfer System (170-4155)
  • 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

  • Application Area:Transferring Westerns

"This is a very solid transfer system. Make sure you get the good sponges with it or just call and ask for them, they are white ones!"

Review date: 28 Nov 2013 | Trans-Blot® Turbo™ Transfer System (170-4155)
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2013

  • Organization: Jacobs University



  • 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:Blotting

"It’s easy to use and saves lots of time. It approximately takes 5 minutes for blotting. This robust technology enables us to run more samples in a day, which in turn increases the efficiency of the research."

Review date: 04 Nov 2013 | Trans-Blot® Turbo™ Transfer System (170-4155)
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2013

  • Organization: Univ. Of Pittsburgh



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

  • Application Area:comparative protein expression among different mutant cell lines

"This is a very easy transfer with a user friendly methodology that saves a lot of time. This is very efficient in transferring. "

Review date: 06 Aug 2013 | Trans-Blot® Turbo™ Transfer System (170-4155)
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2013

  • Organization: George Mason 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:proteomic

"Simple to use, and helps to identify new biomarkers. Very specific and sensitive and has high reproducibility."

Review date: 01 Aug 2013 | Trans-Blot® Turbo™ Transfer System (170-4155)
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2013

  • Organization: ROSWELL PARK 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
"This is a great wet transfer system, with wonderful efficiency and productivity. It’s easy to use and the results are great."

Review date: 30 Jul 2013 | Trans-Blot® Turbo™ Transfer System (170-4155)
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2013

  • Organization: Queen's University



  • 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:Western Blotting for protein analysis

"This is a very useful product.  The transfer comes out clean and it is easy to use.  Also, the customer service for the product is very reliable."

Review date: 29 Jul 2013 | Trans-Blot® Turbo™ Transfer System (170-4155)
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2013

  • Organization: UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS COLLEGE OF MEDICINE AT PEORIA



  • 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:Protein expression

"Easy usage for protein expression. Good transfer results. Accurate and precise. Fastest transfer. Needed for basic publications."

Review date: 12 Jun 2013 | Trans-Blot® Turbo™ Transfer System (170-4155)
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2013

  • Organization: Mayo Clinic Florida



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Rating: 4.0
"Works great for high abundant proteins and well titrated antibodies... less so for novel screening purposes."

Review date: 03 Jun 2013 | Trans-Blot® Turbo™ Transfer System (170-4155)
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2013

  • Organization: Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science



  • 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

"This Bio-Rad system for western transfer is a very user-friendly system. It’s versatile and is fit for any kind of run of western blots - be it with the pre-made gels or the ones made in lab. It is a very accurate system and transfers almost all the protein to the membrane. The only problem faced at times is during transfer when air bubbles get in. Otherwise it’s perfect!!"

Review date: 03 Jun 2013 | Trans-Blot® Turbo™ Transfer System (170-4155)
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2013

  • Organization: The Florey Institute Of Neuroscience And Mental Health



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    2 out of 5
    Value for money
    3 out of 5
Rating: 3.0
"This product is easy to use. It works well with other Bio-Rad products. The blot can be visualized within a short period of time. I would definitely recommend this product to other colleagues. It would be good to have a free trial before purchase."

Review date: 03 Jun 2013 | Trans-Blot® Turbo™ Transfer System (170-4155)
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2013

  • Organization: Uniformed Services Univ. Of The Health Sci.



  • Ease of use
    3 out of 5
    After sales service
    3 out of 5
    Value for money
    3 out of 5
Rating: 3.0

  • Application Area:prostate cancer

"A great product, easy to use and efficiency is very good. This is a nice product to recommend. I have been using it for the last 2 years with increased transfer efficiency, less anti body to use and less protein to load."

Review date: 03 Jun 2013 | Trans-Blot® Turbo™ Transfer System (170-4155)
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2013

  • Organization: NORTH CAROLINA A&T STATE UNIV.



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

  • Application Area:Breast Cancer Research

"The product is easy to use, however the precast gels can get a little costly. The SDS gel runs fast and quick to speed up the process. We have had no issues with the apparatus itself which allows us to run four gels at once. The transfer of proteins are sufficient for a good Western blot result in which we can compare relatively easily across experimental runs. Bio-Rad usually runs great specials that will give you the apparatus free with the purchase of the SDS pre-cast gels. I have had high school students, undergraduate college students, masters students, and lab technicians use the product and they all enjoy the ease and user friendliness of the products that Bio-Rad offers. The product is very durable and we have been using the product for over three years."

Review date: 03 Jun 2013 | Trans-Blot® Turbo™ Transfer System (170-4155)
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2013

  • Organization: Wood Hudson Cancer Research Lab



  • 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 expression

"This product is a delight to work with. The ease with which it sets up and the high quality results make my job a lot easier!"

Review date: 03 Jun 2013 | Trans-Blot® Turbo™ Transfer System (170-4155)
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2013

  • Organization: Henry Ford Health System



  • 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 research

"Good, consistent transfer of proteins for easy interpretation. Overnight use makes it convenient to accommodate multi-tusking while other operations are running in parallel."

Review date: 03 Jun 2013 | Trans-Blot® Turbo™ Transfer System (170-4155)
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2013

  • Organization: UNIV. OF TORONTO/PRINCESS MARGARET HOSPITAL



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

  • Application Area:autophagy

"This transfer system is easy to use and easy to maintain. Also it saves times and the transfer quality is super good."

Review date: 03 Jun 2013 | Trans-Blot® Turbo™ Transfer System (170-4155)
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2010

  • Organization: University Of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute



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

  • Application Area:cancer prevention

"Easy to use apparatus. Works very well to transfer. We have never had any problem with this apparatus and actually have 4 of them in our lab."

Review date: 03 Jun 2013 | Trans-Blot® Turbo™ Transfer System (170-4155)

The Trans-Blot Turbo Transfer System is a high-performance western blotting system designed to provide rapid transfers with high efficiency.

It combines traditional blotting techniques with modern filter paper and buffers, allowing rapid transfer of proteins from gels to membranes with minimal preparation time. The system integrates a high amperage power supply that directs current between a built-in platinized titanium anode and a stainless steel cathode. This enables blot transfer of protein in as little as 3 minutes without sacrificing performance.

The entire system is in a ready-to-use format that allows researchers to obtain their results faster and easier, with reproducibility that is difficult to achieve using traditional blotting methods. The Trans-Blot Turbo Transfer Packs includes an optimized buffer, membrane, and filter paper combination that provides superior blot transfers when paired with the Trans-Blot Turbo blotting apparatus.


Trans-Blot® Turbo™ Transfer System Features and Benefits:

  • Rapid transfer — transfers mini or midi gels in as little as 3 min.
  • High throughput — can transfer 1–4 mini or 1–2 midi gels in a single run.
  • Greater transfer efficiency — higher transfer efficiency compared to other transfer methods.
  • Flexible design — allows user to customize transfer conditions and is compatible with traditional semi-dry consumables.
  • Environmentally friendly — environmentally safe consumables eliminate disposal cost.

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Trans-Blot® Turbo™ Transfer System (170-4155)

Manufacturer Bio-Rad

4.2 / 5.0 | 36 reviews