Member since: 2016
Organization: Blau Farmacéutica
Great instrument. It helped our lab a lot.
Application Area: Isoelectric Focussing (IEF)
"Easy to use, produces good results for a method which is normally not too easy to perform. "
The HPE™ BlueHorizon™ is a flatbed system for horizontal electrophoresis using precast gels, self-cast gels and gel strips.
Main applications are isoelectric focusing (IEF) including the run of IPG strips (like SERVA IPG BlueStrips) in 2D electrophoresis and SDS PAGE, but also the separation of nucleic acids in polyacrylamide gels. The unit consists of a stable metal housing and an integrated drawer. The drawer holds the cooling plate with connectors for the external refrigeration system (e.g. the circulatory refrigerator bath HPE™ Cooling Unit, cat. no. HPE-CU1).
The cooling plate is made from special ceramic material (maximum gel size 260 x 205 mm) for efficient cooling. It provides even heat dissipation, allowing to run gels at a temperature as low as 4 °C. This is particularly important when applying high voltage to thin isoelectric focusing (IEF) gels. The HPE™ BlueHorizon™ is a very flexible system that could easily be extended to a two-, three- or four-deck system, still under the control of one power supply and one chiller. Stabilizing feets and clamps are available.