Bio-Rad Guide to the Application of Microfluidics to Automate Gel Electrophoresis
Product News Nov 21, 2007
Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. has announced the availability of Bio-Rad’s product guide (bulletin 5285), describing the application of microfluidics to automate gel electrophoresis.
This technical bulletin provides an explanation of microfluidic separation technology and its application by Bio-Rad’s Experion™ automated electrophoresis system. Advantages of the system are included in the six-page bulletin in addition to a tour of the Experion system that includes workflow diagrams and graphics of protein analysis for drug discovery and RNA analysis.
Using a combination of microfluidics and electrophoresis, the Experion system enables sensitive high resolution separation and data analysis of protein and RNA samples.
The system offers a number of advantages over traditional gel electrophoresis including faster results, reduced sample and reagent usage, automatic calculations, reduced hands-on time, and the elimination of the challenges, tedium, and hazardous materials that are typically associated with these applications.
By automating sample separation and analysis and freeing up a researcher’s time, the integrated system expedites research goals, which leads to faster results in a wide variety of applications. The system expands researchers’ ability to produce data quickly, without compromising the quality of results.