Safe, low cost educational electrophoresis for schools and colleges
The HB-SET Battery Mini-gel electrophoresis unit is designed specifically with safety in mind: in that no power supply is necessary. A battery pack, comprising 2 non-rechargeable PP3 batteries, provides a maximum 18 Volt output, making it ideally suited for educational use, particularly for the study of life sciences in schools and colleges. The ultra-compact size of the gel tank makes maximum use of the buffer volume, optimising the voltage gradient across the gel for efficient separation. The gel is cast directly between plastic casting gates within the UV-transparent gel tank, which are then removed before addition of the buffer and samples. Once the gel is loaded, the battery pack is connected to the gel tank, which is completely enclosed by the integrated safety lid. The HB-SET can also be adapted for low throughput molecular biology use in mainstream laboratories by application of the power supply compatible HB-LID.