Whether you require high-throughput results or a low-cost, effective means for 2D electrophoresis - or both - the ZOOM® IPGRunner™ is your system of choice.

Analyzing complex protein samples using traditional two-dimensional (2D) electrophoresis methods is tedious and time-consuming. Now you can obtain high-resolution results quickly and easily with the oil-free ZOOM® IPGRunner™ System. The mini-gel format is easy to handle and allows you to focus on the separation range you want. You'll get the separation you need, in a fraction of the time, without the hassle.

  • Separate proteins in as little as 3 hours
  • Unique design eliminates messy mineral oil
  • Easy-to-handle IPG Strips
  • Self-contained cassettes simplify rehydration and focusing

Ordering Information

Sku Name Size Price Qty
ZM0001 ZOOM® IPGRunner™ Mini-cell 1 system USD 864.00
ZM0002 ZOOM® IPGRunner™ Combo Kit 1 kit USD 1,148.00
ZM0003 ZOOM® IPGRunner™ Cassette 10 cassettes USD 275.00
ZM0007 ZOOM® Equilibration Trays 10⁄pack USD 51.00
ZM0008 ZOOM® IPGRunner™ Cassettes and Trays 10 trays USD 301.00
ZM0011 ZOOM® IPG Strips - pH 3-10NL (non-linear) 12 strips USD 121.00
ZM0012 ZOOM® IPG Strip pH 4-7 12 strips USD 121.00
ZM0013 ZOOM® IPG Strip pH 6-10 12 strips USD 121.00
ZM0014 ZOOM® IPG Strip pH 4.5-5.5 12 strips USD 121.00
ZM0015 ZOOM® IPG Strip pH 5.3-6.3 12 strips USD 121.00
ZM0016 ZOOM® IPG Strips pH 6.1-7.1 12 strips USD 121.00
NP0330BOX NuPAGE® Novex® 4-12% Bis-Tris ZOOM® Protein Gels, 1.0 mm, IPG well 1 box USD 157.00
EC60261BOX Novex® 4-20% Tris-Glycine ZOOM® Protein Gels, 1.0 mm, IPG well 1 box USD 150.80
ZM0021 ZOOM® Carrier Ampholytes pH 3-10 10 mL USD 233.00
ZM0022 ZOOM® Carrier Ampholytes pH 4-7 10 mL USD 251.00
ZM0023 ZOOM® Carrier Ampholytes pH 6-9 10 mL USD 257.00
ZM0024 ZOOM® Carrier Ampholytes pH 9-11 10 mL USD 251.00
ZM0025 ZOOM® Carrier Ampholytes 4-6, 10mL 10 mL USD 251.00
NP0008 NuPAGE® LDS Sample Buffer (4X) 250 mL USD 120.00
NP0009 NuPAGE® Sample Reducing Agent (10X) 10 mL USD 55.75
LC6070 SilverQuest™ Silver Staining Kit 1 kit USD 262.00
LC6060 SimplyBlue™ SafeStain 1 L USD 134.00

1D/2D Electrophoresis - ZOOM® IPGRunner™

First Dimension (IEF):

The ZOOM® IPGRunner™ System is an oil-free platform for focusing of up to 12 samples, in as little as three hours.

The 7 cm ZOOM® Strips are immobilized pH gradient (IPG) gels available in wide pH range formats (3 – 10, 4 – 7, and 6 – 10) for broader analysis, and in one-unit narrow pH range strips (4.5 – 5.5, 5.3 – 6.3, and 6.1 – 7.1) for expanded protein separation within a specific region of interest.

The ZOOM® Carrier Ampholytes are small, soluble molecules with both positive and negative charge groups, that sort at their relative position based upon their isoelectric field, setting up a pH gradient. Carrier ampholytes help to stabilize the pH gradient and current in IPG strips and aid in protein solubility, resulting in reproducible IEF resolution.

Second Dimension (SDS-PAGE):

Following isoelectric focusing, the ZOOM® Strips load easily into the NuPAGE® and Novex® ZOOM® Gels, for 2D separation of proteins by molecular weight.

The separated proteins can then be visualized with any of a number of stains, blotted to membranes, or digested and extracted for identification by mass spectrometry.

ZOOM® 2D Protein Solubilizers are ready-to-use detergent chaotrope blends that enhance solubilization of the most difficult proteins, including hydrophobic and membrane proteins, and improve resolution and detection of novel proteins by 2DE. ZOOM® 2D Protein Solubilizers:

  • Save time and eliminate preparation errors
  • Provide reproducible results
  • Retain protein solubility throughout 1D separation

ZOOM® Proteomic Grade Reagents

Invitrogen also offers a comprehensive line of ZOOM® proteomic grade reagents, including Urea, Thiourea, CHAPS, carrier ampholytes pH 3 – 10, focusing buffers, anode buffers, and cathode buffers to ensure optimal conditions for sample preparation.

With the ZOOM® IPGRunner™ System, complete 2D electrophoresis is possible in less than 5 hours from sample to image.

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