CastAway precast gels* eliminate the need to manually pour gels, saving up to 4 hours preparation time. Stratagenes quality guarantee means no more gels lost to bubbles or leaking.All CastAway gels are guaranteed to maintain stability for a minimum of 60 days from the date of manufacture, with no detectable deterioration in band resolution.
Stratagene adds a new 6% gel to the growing list of precast gels. These new gels have all the features of the original 6% CastAway gels with the added benefit of preformed wells. Preformed wells eliminate the need to insert a sharks-tooth comb into the gel, simplifying set up and sample loading. Preformed wells also lessen the risk of crossover from neighboring gel lanes, reducing contamination of adjacent samples. Each well is 3.5-mm wide for easy rinsing and loading of sample volumes of up to 4.5 l.
With the release of the new nondenaturing gels for the CastAway system, applications requiring native polyacrylamide gels, such as SSCP, can now be run in a fraction of the time of manually poured gels. The new prepoured nondenaturing CastAway gels are composed of 6% polyacrylamide in 1X TBE.
Native polyacrylamide gels can be advantageous in applications such as differential display since higher resolution denaturing polyacrylamide gels produce data that can be too complex for differential display and SSCP analysis. For each unique cDNA fragment, nondenaturing gels exhibit a single band where you would see several bands on a denaturing polyacrylamide gel. This means that nondenaturing gels are the ideal choice for many applications.
Stratagene has joined forces with FMC Corporation, manufacturers of the Long
Ranger sequencing gel solution, to bring you CastAway precast gels made
with the Long Ranger gel matrix.This new CastAway