Dark Reader GelHead
Dark Reader GelHead
The Dark Reader GelHead (DG345) is a unique electrophoresis unit that contains an integral Dark Reader transilluminator. This allows DNA fragments to be directly viewed as they migrate down the gel.
 
Using the Dark Reader GelHead, the researcher can continuously monitor the progress of a DNA fractionation, and so a gel only needs to be run until the DNA bands of interest are separated. Depending on the complexity of the sample, this can occur in 30 minutes or less.
Monitor DNA in Real Time
Real-time GelStar gel
Using GelStar, GelGreen, SYBR Safe or ethidium bromide as an ‘in-agarose’ stain, the Dark Reader GelHead allows DNA bands to be watched in real time as they migrate through a gel.
Left: Several DNA samples were loaded on a 1% agarose gel containing GelStar stain in a Dark Reader GelHead and run at 5 V/cm using 1 x TAE running buffer. The extent of migration of the DNA fragments was recorded using a CCD camera at 2 min intervals.
 
(The animation file size is about 300 kb and will take about 2 min to download using a 56 k modem.)
DG-345 GelHead Specifications

Overall dimensions: 27 x 20.5 x 13 cm (length x width x height)
Gel bed dimensions: 12 x 8 x 0.5 cm
Weight: 1.7 kg approx
Electrical (lamp): 12V DC. Wall adapter included. (A separate power supply to provide the voltage across the gel is required.)
Optical: Single 9W lamp
Combs: 17 well (~15 uL), 10 well (~30 uL) and 6 well (~60 uL). Two combs per gel for up to 34 samples.
Dark Reader® devices including transilluminators, hand lamps and electrophoresis units as well as associated accessories such as viewing glasses, screens and camera filters are for use under one or more of US patents 6198107, 6512236, 6914250 and EP 0965034.
Clare Chemical Research

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