Finding the right protein gel electrophoresis system is critical to getting the consistent and accurate results you need for your protein research. Reagents and buffers are important components of the electrophoresis system. Invitrogen offers a range of Novex® reagents and buffers for gel casting and sample preparation to running, staining and drying gels.

Gel Casting Buffers & Reagents

Gel Casting Buffers and Reagents    Life Technologies offers high quality and reliable reagents and buffers for pouring your own polyacrylamide gels, including urea, acrylamide, TEMED, and Rhinohide™ gel strengthner. We also offer Novex® gel cassettes and combs to make it even easier.

Not sure you want to pour your own gels? No problem. Learn more about our extensive line of Precast Protein Gels that can help you get your experiments done faster and more efficiently.

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Gel Electrophoresis Buffers and Reagents

Below you will find our recommendations for sample preparation, running buffers and other reagents for each type of  protein gel electrophoresis systems that we offer including native gel electrophoresis, zymography, and isoelectric focusing.

  • Find buffer and reagent recommendations for SDS-PAGE Gel Electrophoresis
  • Find buffer and reagent recommendations for 2D- Gel Electrophoresis

Native Electrophoresis Recommended Buffers & Reagents

Gel Type Sample Preparation Reagents Running Buffer Transfer Buffer Buffer Kit*
Novex® Tris-Glycine Gel Tris-Glycine Native Sample Buffer (2X)Novex® Tris-Glycine Native Running Buffer (10X)Novex® Tris-Glycine Transfer Buffer (25X) 
NativePAGE™ Bis-Tris Gel NativePAGE™ Sample Buffer (4X)
NativePAGE™ 5% G-250 Sample Additive
NativePAGE™ Running Buffer (20X)
NativePAGE™ Cathode Buffer Additive (20X)
Novex® Tris-Glycine Transfer Buffer (25X)NativePAGE™ Sample Prep Kit
NativePAGE™ Running Buffer Kit
*NativePAGE™ Sample Prep Kit—contains NativePAGE™ Sample Buffer (4X), 5% G-250 Sample Additive, 10% DDM, and 5% digitonin; NativePAGE™ Running Buffer Kit—contains NativePAGE™ Running Buffer (20X) and NativePAGE™ Cathode Buffer Additive (20X)

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Zymography Gel Recommended Buffers & Reagents

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IEF Gel Recommended Buffers

Gel Type Sample Buffer Running Buffer Buffer Kit*
Novex® IEF GelNovex® IEF Sample Buffer, pH 3–10 (2X)
Novex® IEF Sample Buffer, pH 3–7 (2X)
Novex® IEF Anode Buffer (50X)
Novex® IEF Cathode Buffer, pH 3–10 (10X)
Novex® IEF Cathode Buffer, pH 3–7 (10X)
Novex® pH 3-10 IEF Buffer Kit
Novex® pH 3-7 IEF Buffer Kit
*Novex® pH 3-10 IEF Buffer Kit--contains Novex® IEF Anode Buffer (50X), Novex® IEF Cathode Buffer pH 3-10 (10X), and Novex® IEF Sample Buffer pH 3-10 (2X);  Novex® pH 3-7 IEF Buffer Kit--contains Novex® IEF Anode Buffer (50X), Novex® IEF Cathode Buffer pH 3-7 (10X), and Novex® IEF Sample Buffer pH 3-7 (2X)

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Gel Staining and Drying Solutions and Reagents

Below are our gel drying solutions and a select number of our gel staining reagents. Learn more about our Protein Gel Staining and Imaging products.

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Novex® Gel Cassette Video
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