Key Features

  • runVIEW represents a safer alternative to the use of UV irradiation and ethidium bromide, both of which are known to have harmful mutagenic effects.
  • Comprehensive – includes everything* required to perform horizontal real-time gel electrophoresis
  • Convenience – combines the high resolution capability within a single compact bench top unit
  • Visibilty – extractor fan in lid eliminates condensation, to allow real-time observation of band movement
  • Optional gel documentation system fits directly over the base unit and gel tank for imaging at the end of the electrophoresis run
  • Value – costs 30-50% less than individual componenets; gel tank, power supply and transilluminator
  • Electrical Safety – lid can be located in one way only. On removal, power is disconnected from buffer chamber
  • View product – in online catalogue


runVIEW is an innovative new system which can be used to maximise the efficiency of DNA recovery from runSAFE, EtBr and SYBR stained gels by minimising the number of steps involved in postelectrophoretic purification. runVIEW consists of an multiSUB CHOICE gel chamber with special bluVIEW lid, containing an orange spectral emission filter within its viewing pane, plus a base unit with integrated power supply and blue LED gel illuminator.
Simple DNA recovery
Using runVIEW for gel-free DNA recovery is simple:
1. Cast a gel with two identical rows of wells using one of the matching pairs of 3mm combs supplied. Transfer to the tank, remove the combs, and add buffer just to cover the gel and fill the wells. Load DNA (‘loading tier’).
2. Replace the lid and apply the power. Turn on the blue LED and see the DNA samples migrate in real-time.
3. When the DNA bands of interest enter the second row of wells (‘extraction tier’), stop the power, remove lid and harvest the DNA by pipette.
Once the DNA bands of interest enter the ‘extraction’ tier, simply stop the power supply, remove the lid and harvest the DNA by pipette.
Track DNA without harmful UV
Blue light is safe and has none of the detrimental effects of UV transillumination, including mutagenesis which can compromise cloning efficiency, while runVIEW’s capacity to provide real-time visualisation of electrophoresis enables DNA to be tracked as it migrates through the gel. This allows the user to judge precisely when the band of interest is ready for extraction.
Save on time-consuming gel elution techniques
Running DNA into a well containing buffer effectively purifies the DNA of agarose, eliminating the need for time-consuming gel excision and purification techniques that also result in sample loss. Once harvested, the DNA needs only to be cleaned by a straightforward ethanol precipitation when it is ready for further digestion or ligation.
No expensive commercial gels
runVIEW works with standard EtBr, SYBR Green and SYBR Safe gels cast within the 15×7, 15×10 or 15x15cm CHOICE gel trays, and therefore does not require expensive precast gels and accessories.
A self-contained system
The base unit, which houses the in-built power supply and blue LED gel illuminator, is compact, dual-voltage and portable, and allows electrophoresis, gel visualisation and extraction to be performed at the bench, without the inconvenience of having to transport gels to a darkroom elsewhere within the laboratory.

Ordering Information

RVMSCHOICE7 runVIEW System complete with 15 x 7cm gel tray, one set of casting dams and 8 combs
RVMSCHOICE10 runVIEW System complete with 15 x 10cm gel tray, one set of casting dams and 8 combs
RVMSCHOICE15 runVIEW System complete with 15 x 15cm gel tray, one set of casting dams and 8 combs
RVMSCHOICETRIO runVIEW System complete with 15x7cm, 15×10 & 15×15 gel trays, one set of casting dams and 8 combs

Technical Specification

runVIEW Gel System
Gel dimensions: 15 x 7, 15 x 10 & 15 x 15cm
Unit Dimensions (W x D x H): 26.5 x 17.5 x 9cm
runVIEW Lid Design: VLID1 – bluVIEW lid – bluVIEW lid – Amber (runSAFE & SYBR stains); Built-in extractor fan powered by base unit
Buffer volume: 500ml
runVIEW Viewing Base Unit
Blue Light Wavelength: 470nm
Voltage/ Resolution: 25-150V / 1V
Current/ Resolution: 300mA / 1mA
Power 30W
Operating Mode: Constant Voltage or Current
Timer: 1-999 minutes with alarm
Safety Device: No load detection
Operating Temperature: Ambient to 40°C
Dimensions: 29 x 22 x 8cm
Rated Voltage: 100-240V, 50/60Hz


Combs available (click to view):
No. of samples: 2 x extra thick 3mm preparatory combs double sided, 4 & 16MC and also 20/28MC; 2 x 1mm doubled sided combs, 4 & 16MC and 4 x double sided combs 20 & 28MC
Thicknesses: 1, 3mm

RVBSBVLID runVIEW Base Station & bluVIEW Lid
RVLID1 runVIEW bluVIEW lid – Orange (EtBr), optional
RVLID2 runVIEW bluVIEW lid – Amber (runSAFE), standard



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