The VS20 WAVE is a complete electrophoresis system which provides a fully integrated solution using one get tank and lid for vertical PAGE, tube gel IEF and electro blotting. Available from gel electrophoresis specialists CLEAVER SCIENTIFIC Ltd (CSL) the innovative VS20 Wave is designed to perform a variety of separations, ranging from first and second dimension SDS-PAGE to capillary tube gel IEF and electro blotting.
Unlike other systems whose traditional clamping configurations require adjustment of as many as 24 screws to secure just two glass plates, the VS20 WAVE insert utilises only four screws to secure as many 20 x 20cm gels. The vertical screw-clamp technology ensures not only much faster set-up speed it also exerts uniform pressure along the height of the glass plates to facilitate a leak-free seal without gel compression and bowing to provide even migration.
The ergonomic WAVE-like design of the PAGE insert aids both handling and set-up, while its built-in inner buffer chamber allows set-up to be completed without the inclusion of a top tank or upper buffer chamber. A detachable cooling coil is supplied enabling the WAVE to be connected to a re-circulating chiller for uniform, trouble-free electrophoresis and this also permits runs to be performed faster at higher voltage.
The WAVE also benefits from a high-specification injection-moulded construction, while its modular design and optional conversion kit allow blotting and isoelectric focusing techniques to be undertaken in the same all-purpose tank.