XCell SureLock™ Mini-Cell Electrophoresis System

The XCell line of mini-cells has always distinguished itself by being simple, sturdy, and convenient. With the introduction of the XCell SureLock™ Mini-Cell, the tradition continues. The incorporation of a gel tension wedge in place of the rear wedge used on earlier models makes the XCell SureLock™ the easiest-to-use mini-cell available.

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How the XCell SureLock™ Mini-Cell Electrophoresis System Works

Precast gels and buffer core are placed into the mini-cell lower buffer chamber. Pushing the lever on the gel tension wedge forward into the locked position generates an even horizontal force which seals the gel/buffer core assembly firmly into position in the lower buffer chamber (Figure 1). The positive locking action of the gel tension wedge ensures a trouble-free, leak-free gel run every time.

XCell SureLock Mini-Cell Product Manual

Figure 1. Side View of the XCell SureLock™ Mini-Cell.

XCell SureLock™ Mini-Cell Locked
XCell SureLock™ Mini-Cell Unlocked
Locked Position
Unlocked Position

Easy Set-Up Procedure. The XCell SureLock™ Mini-Cell Can Be Easily Set Up in Three Simple Steps.

Step 1. Place one or two pre-cast gels on buffer core. Step 2. Drop buffer core and gels into the lower buffer chamber of XCell SureLock™ Mini-Cell. Step 3. Lock the gel tension wedge, load samples, fill buffer chambers, and you're set up.

Table 1 - XCell SureLock™ Mini-Cell Specifications

Gel CapacityUp to 2 mini-gels
Cell Size11 x 12 x 16cm (height with lid on)
Upper Buffer Chamber Requirement200 ml for Novex® mini-gels;
Lower Buffer Chamber Requirement600 ml for Novex® mini-gels;
Chemical ResistanceThe XCell SureLock™ Mini-Cell is impervious to most alcohols but not compatible with chlorinated hydrocarbons (e.g. chloroform), aromatic hydrocarbons (e.g. toluene, benzene), or acetone.

*The asterisk denotes products awarded to laboratory electrical equipment conforming to European Community Safety requirements, Directive 73/23/EEC.

The XCell SureLock™ Mini-Cell is covered under U.S. Patent No. 6,001,223.

Easily Adapted for Blotting

The XCell SureLock™ Mini-Cell can be easily adapted for blotting mini-gels. Simply insert the current XCell II™ Blot Module in the lower buffer chamber in place of the gel/buffer core assembly.

Already have an XCell II™ Mini-Cell?

Conversion of an XCell II™ into an XCell SureLock™ is easy with the purchase of a SureLock™ Retrofit Kit, consisting of a SureLock™ mini-cell, gel tension wedge, and molded mini-gel buffer dam.

Order Information

Sku Name Size Price Qty
EI0001 XCell SureLock® Mini-Cell 1 unit USD 508.00
EI0002 XCell SureLock® Mini-Cell and XCell II™ Blot Module 1 unit USD 836.00
EI0012 Buffer Dam for XCell SureLock® and XCell II™ Blot Module 1 each USD 34.60
EI0013 L-Buffer Chamber for XCell SureLock® and XCell II™ Mini-Cells 1 each USD 290.00
EI0020 SureLock Retrofit Kit for XCell II™ Mini-Cell 1 unit USD 226.00
EI9010 Gel Knife 1 each USD 44.30
EI9014 Buffer Core w/ Electrodes for XCell SureLock® & XCell II™ Blot Module 1 each USD 319.00
EI9016 Gaskets for XCell units 1 each USD 13.97
EI9021 Buffer Core Repair Kit for XCell SureLock® Mini-Cell 1 kit USD 55.00
EI9022 Platinum Wire for the XCell SureLock® apparatus (12 inch x 2) 1 each USD 67.25
EI9051 XCell II™ Blot Module 1 unit USD 382.00
EI9052 Sponge Pad for Blotting (8) 1 each USD 35.80

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