This complete stand-alone unit BCSB10 for 10x10cm electroblotting formats, comprises omniPAGE tank and lid and Hi Intensity electroblotting module. The electroblotting module features Plate electrodes, just 2cm apart, to generate a powerful electric field. This provides transfer capability for up to two 10x10cm gels in as little as one hour. Modules are interchangeable with omniPAGE slab and tube gel modules. Each of these techniques benefits from rapid set up cooling packs which provide enhanced resolution even during high intensity 2-D electrophoresis.
Blotting, a technique that entails immobilisation of proteins or nucleic acids on a solid membrane support and then detection using a specific antibody or probe of complementary nucleic acid sequence, signi cantly increases the potential for identi cation and characterisation of proteins and nucleic acids. Upon transfer to a membrane support proteins and nucleic acids become far more accessible to detection by antibodies and probes than they would otherwise be within a gel. Size-fractionation by gel electrophoresis followed by blotting is an excellent way to identify speci c molecules within a mixed population of nucleic or protein molecules, and the two techniques are often used in tandem.