Wave insert and casting base
BCWAVECBSWAVE-Blot-ModuleVS20-BI-cassetteWAVE-Hi-Intensity-Blot-ModuleWave insert and casting base

WAVE Maxi Blotting Sys

Key Features

  • Run up to FOUR gels simultaneously [TETRAD systems]
  • Only four screws required to secure glass plates – reduces set up time significantly
  • Vertical screw-clamps distribute pressure evenly along the height of the gel to prevent plate bowing and gel compression
  • Hinged cassettes, with four 20x20cm blot capacity
  • Detachable inner cooling coil facilitates rapid and uniform, smile-free electrophoresis, even at higher voltages
  • Injection moulded construction guarantees long life with reliable and consistent performance
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Product Description

omniPAGE WAVE Blotting Systems include all necessary components for blotting of vertical slab gels. Interchangeable modular inserts combine vertical PAGE with electrotransfer using the same universal tank and lid. The electroblotting module includes four inter-locking cassettes and eight fibre pads, with capacity for up to 4 WAVE Maxi gels, 8 omniPAGE Mini Wide or 16 omniPAGE Mini gels. The Standard insert with platinum wire electrodes 8cm apart is ideal for optimum capacity – at voltages as low as 35V, while the Hi-Intensity insert with coiled platinum plate electrodes, just 4cm apart are perfect for rapid transfers – 1-2 hours, at 200V. A detachable cooling coil, which connects to the laboratory water supply or a recirculating chiller, prevents buffer depletion and so allows overnight transfers while also maintaining the low temperatures important for protein stability during native transfers and also for fast high-intensity blots.
Complete stand-alone units for electroblotting, BCSW20 comprise omniPAGE tank and lid, electroblotting module, cassettes and fibre pads. Modules are interchangeable with omniPAGE slab and tube gel modules. Hinged rigid cassettes allow rapid set up and convenience and ensure even contact between the gel and membrane is maintained. An optional High-Intensity Plate module facilitates rapid 2-gel transfers.

Maxi ‘WAVE’ Concept
The new Maxi ‘WAVE’ System is designed to perform a variety of separations, including first- and second-dimension SDS-PAGE, native, preparative, gradient and high-resolution nucleic acid electrophoresis, plus capillary tube gel IEF and electroblotting, the omniPAGE WAVE is one of the most versatile maxi vertical systems available.

The  innovative, vertical screw-clamp system within the PAGE insert requires only four screws to secure up to four 20x20cm gels. This gives the omniPAGE WAVE the selective advantage of a much faster set up time compared to products whose traditional clamping configurations require as many as 24 screws to secure just two glass plates. In addition, the WAVE’s innovative vertical screw-clamp configuration distributes pressure evenly along the height of the gel rather than in the centre to eliminate plate bowing and gel compression. This still maintains a leak-proof seal during casting; while the ergonomic wave-like design of he PAGE insert aids both handling and set up. A detachable inner cooling coil connects to the laboratory water supply or a recirculating chiller to provide uniform, smile-free electrophoresis, while allowing runs to be performed at higher voltage. Whether it be running 2 or 4 gels, electroblotting, and IEF using capillary tube gels or IPG strips, all of these techniques may be performed using the same multi-purpose unit. And of course, this is in addition to retaining the benefits of large format electrophoresis, such as extended separation distances, greater sample throughput and superior resolution.

A 4-gel omniPAGE WAVE TETRAD system is created simply by introducing­ additional plates with spacers and appropriate combs. TETRAD is supplied with a casting base and external casting upstand to allow gels to be prepared in advance, ready for the next run.

Interchangeable modules
omniPAGE Maxi blotting and capillary tube gel inserts may be used with the same tank and lid to adapt an WAVE Maxi Standard or Tetrad system for fast, high-quality electroblotting of maxi gels and for reproducible 2-D electrophoresis, respectively. These units are available as stand-alone options or as part of fully integrated electrophoresis systems.

Ordering Information

BCWAVECBS Complete WAVE Maxi System for electrophoresis and blotting, comprising: 1x WAVE Maxi Vertical Unit which includes: PAGE insert, 2x4mm thick notched glass plates, 2x4mm thick plain glass plates with 1mm thick bonded spacers, 1x dummy plate, 2x combs (1mm thick 24 samples), 1x casting base, silicone mat, cooling pack;
plus: 1x WAVE Standard Electroblotting Module which includes: WAVE Maxi Platinum Wire Blotting Insert, 4x compression cassettes and 16x fibre pads

Technical Specification

Number of gels: 1 – 4
Plate dimensions: 20 x 20 x 0.4cm (W x H x T)
Standard Spacer Dimensions: 2 x 20cm IPG (W x H)
Spacer Dimensions: 0.6 x 20cm(W x H)
Total Volume Inner Buffer Chamber: 640ml
Total buffer volume for 2 gels: 5.3L
Total buffer volume for 4 gels: 4.8L
Standard run time for SDS-PAGE
without cooling: 4 – 5 hours
with cooling: 3 – 4 hours
Max. sample capacity:
PAGE – 192 samples, 48/gel
Blot – 4 blots
Unit Dimensions: 30 x 18 x 27cm (W x D x H)
Weight: 2.5kg


Combs available (click to view):
No. of samples 1, 5, 10, 18MC, 24, 30, 36MC, 48
Thicknesses 0.75, 1, 1.5, 2mm

VS20WAVE-EC VS20 WAVE External Casting Stand – No Casting Base
VS20WAVE-CC Detachable Cooling Coil
VS20DCAST omniPAGE WAVE Maxi, 20 x 20cm Dual Caster
VS20DCASTM Replacement Rubber mats for 20 x 20cm Caster
VS20DIRM omniPAGE WAVE Maxi – Inner Running Module
VS20ICB WAVE Maxi Cooling Pack
VS20-x -LG Loading guides for omniPAGE WAVE Maxi combs, x = comb well number
VS20NG 20 x 20cm Notched Glass Plates 4mm thick (pk/2)
VS20PG 20 x 20cm Plain Glass Plates 4mm thick (pk/2)
VS20NGS0.75 20 x 20cm Notched Glass Plates with 0.75mm Bonded Spacers (pk/2)
VS20PGS0.75 20 x 20cm Plain Glass Plates with 0.75mm Bonded Spacers (pk/2)
VS20NGS1 20 x 20cm Notched Glass Plates with 1mm Bonded Spacers (pk/2)
VS20PGS1 20 x 20cm Plain Glass Plates with 1mm Bonded Spacers (pk/2)
VS20PGS1.5 20 x 20cm Plain Glass Plates with 1.5mm Bonded Spacers (pk/2)
VS20PGS2 20 x 20cm Plain Glass Plates with 2mm Bonded Spacers (pk/2)
VS20DP Dummy Plate, 20 x 20cm
VS20S0.75 20cm Spacers – 0.75mm (pk/2)
VS20S1 20cm Spacers – 1mm thick (pk/2)
VS20S1.5 20cm Spacers – 1.5mm thick (pk/2)
VS20S2 20cm Spacers – 2mm thick (pk/2)
RPW-0.2100 Replacement Platinum Wire – 0.2mm, 100cm

VS20BI WAVE Maxi Platinum Wire Blot Module – 4 cassettes and 16 fibre pads
SW20BI-HI WAVE Maxi Hi-Intensity Blot Module – 1x cassette and 8 fibre pads
SW20C WAVE Maxi Blot Cassette
SW20F Fibre pads – pk/8

BCVS20DCI WAVE Maxi Tube Gel Module – includes glass tubes and blanking ports
MCT20 Maxi Capillary Tubes, 1.0mm, pk/10
MCT201.5 Maxi Capillary Tubes, 1.5mm, pk/10
MCBP Maxi Capillary Blanking ports


omniPAGE WAVE Maxi Systems User Manual – CLICK TO VIEW/DOWNLOAD

omniPAGE WAVE Maxi catalogue page – CLICK TO VIEW/DOWNLOAD