ReadyPouch™ Agarose Gels  

Just vent, heat, add stain, and pour

There is nothing worse than carefully weighed agarose, gently swirled in buffer, that turns into a scalding, molten mess in the microwave. That’s where ReadyPouch™ Agarose Gels come in. ReadyPouch™ Agarose Gels are new multipurpose UltraPure™ agarose gels for virtually every DNA electrophoresis application. Premixed with 1X TAE buffer, ReadyPouch™ Agarose Gels are the simple-to-use 1% agarose gel solution.

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Limited-time introductory offer—get 30% off ReadyPouch agarose gel, DNA ladders, stain, and buffer

  • Use promotion code P1173706 (US) or P1173710 (Canada) when placing your order.*

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ReadyPouch agarose video - 4 simple steps

What researchers are saying

I don't know why anyone would want to make their gel from scratch.
One less step. Just grab-n-go.


ReadyPouch™ Agarose Gel benefits

  • No boil-overs
  • Wide resolution range
  • High gel strength
  • Ready-to-use agarose (1%) premixed in TAE
  • Fewer bubbles
  • No detectable DNase or RNase activity

ReadyPouch™ Agarose Gel applications

  • PCR fragments >0.5 kb
  • Southern blotting
  • Analytical separation of DNA fragments in 0.5–23 kb range

ReadyPouch™ Agarose Gels—4 easy steps



ReadyPouch™ Agarose Gel workflow—Vent

VENT by tearing pouch along the dotted line



ReadyPouch™ Agarose Gel workflow—Heat

HEAT in microwave on HIGH for 90 seconds



ReadyPouch™ Agarose Gel workflow—Add stain

ADD 2 drops of stain



ReadyPouch™ Agarose Gel workflow—Pour

POUR into casting tray

Comparison of gel made with ReadyPouch™ Agarose Gel to a standard 1% agarose gel

1% Agarose Gel

ReadyPouch™ Agarose Gel

Lambda DNA was digested with various restriction enzymes for 1 hour, and 250 ng of each digest was then loaded on a standard 1% agarose gel (A) and a ReadyPouch™ Agarose Gel (B). The gels were run for 30 min at 85 V and imaged on an E-Gel® Imager for 0.5 sec. Lanes 1 and 14: 250 ng of 1 Kb Plus DNA Ladder. Lane 2: 2 µL Low Mass DNA Ladder. Lanes 3 and 4: AgeI digest. Lanes 5 and 6: AseI digest. Lanes 7 and 8: BamHI digest. Lanes 9 and 10: PvuII digest. Lanes 11 and 12: HindIII digest. Lane 13: BamHI/HindIII double digest.

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*This promotion is open to customers in the US (excluding Puerto Rico) and Canada. Discount will apply to qualifying orders received by Life Technologies no later than 3/31/2015, or until promotional supplies are depleted, whichever comes first. Customer can use the discount only once. Discount applies to the list price in effect at the time the order is received by Life Technologies. Cannot be combined with other discounts or promotions. Offer void where prohibited, licensed, or restricted by federal, state, provincial, or local laws or regulation or agency/institutional policy. Other restrictions may apply.