Mini-PROTEAN® Tetra Vertical Electrophoresis Cell

The versatile, easy-to-use Mini-PROTEAN Tetra Cell is a vertical mini gel electrophoresis system designed for fast, simple setup, facilitating rapid sample optimization, method development, and targeted protein analysis. The Mini-PROTEAN Tetra Cell eliminates tedious assembly procedures and has a patented sealing mechanism* that prevents assembly errors during gel casting.

Features and Benefits

·         Can run one to four precast or handcast mini gels in 15–20 min

·         Can be used for western blotting with the Mini Trans-Blot® Module

·         Thermoplastic casting gaskets seal tightly to ensure leak-free casting

·         Casting frames** with simple cam closure provide precision alignment on any flat surface

·         Side-by-side casting stand** allows access to both gels simultaneously, and a spring-loaded lever creates a tight seal against the thermoplastic rubber gasket

·         Complete 2-D gels in less than a day

Applications and Uses

·         Polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (PAGE or SDS-PAGE)

·         2-D gel electrophoresis

·         Screening samples

·         Evaluating sample preparation conditions

Number of gels 1–4
Precast gels Mini-PROTEAN® precast gels
Handcast gels Cast using Mini-PROTEAN spacer plates or Mini-PROTEAN empty cassettes
Gel size (W x L) Precast: 8.6 x 6.8; handcast: 8.3 x 7.3
Glass plate size  
   Short plate 10.1 x 7.3
   Spacer plate 10.1 x 8.2
Total buffer volume for 2 gels, ml 700 ml
Total buffer volume for 4 gels, ml 1,000 ml
Typical run times for SDS-PAGE 35–45 min (at 200 V constant)
Recommended power supply PowerPac™ Basic or PowerPac HC (High Current)
Dimensions (W x L x H), cm 12 x 16 x 18
Weight, kg/lb 1.0/2.2
  Gel format Mini