XCell4 SureLock™ Midi-Cell Electrophoresis System

The XCell4 SureLock™ Midi-Cell Electrophoresis System's unique design allows you to quickly and easily perform simultaneous vertical electrophoresis of 1-4 midi-gels without leaking, resulting in consistent performance. The XCell4 SureLock™ Midi-Cell is built with tough plastic material to boost durability and features a specially designed lid to enhance user safety.

XCell4 SureLock™ Midi-Cell Electrophoresis System Overview

The XCell4 SureLock™ Midi-Cell Electrophoresis System consists of a Lower Buffer Chamber, two Buffer Cores, Buffer Dam, Displacement Dam, and a lid with cables (Figure 1).

Electrophoresis of proteins on midi-gels in the XCell4 SureLock™ Midi-Cell is performed after assembling each Buffer Core with 2 midigels or a Buffer Core with a midi-gel and a Buffer Dam. The Buffer Core/gel assembly is inserted into the Lower Buffer Chamber and is sealed using a positive locking mechanism that seals the Buffer Core/gel assembly firmly into position and ensures leak-free electrophoresis.

The Buffer Core/gel assembly creates separate upper buffer chambers for each gel and a common lower buffer chamber shared by all gels. The lid is placed onto the Midi-Cell and fits on the Midi-Cell in only one orientation to prevent incorrect connection to the electrodes. The unique design of the XCell4 SureLock ™ Midi-Cell evenly dissipates heat resulting in consistent performance of all gels without the need for any external cooling device. The Buffer Core electrical poles are color-coded for easy, intuitive assembly.

Key features of the XCell4 SureLock™ Midi-Cell Electrophoresis System:
  • User-friendly design without any clamps or grease for leak-free electrophoresis
  • Flexibility to perform electrophoresis of 1-4 midi-gels
  • Unique, heat-dissipating design of the XCell4 SureLock™ Midi-Cell produces consistent results without the need for any cooling device
  • Built-in safety features to enhance user safety
 
XCell4 SureLock™ Midi-Cell Electrophoresis Unit Schematic  
Figure 1. Schematic of XCell4 SureLock™ Midi-Cell Electrophoresis Unit.

Components of the XCell4 SureLock™ Midi-Cell Electrophoresis System

The components included with the XCell4 SureLock ™ Midi-Cell are listed below.

  • XCell4 Lower Buffer Chamber
  • XCell4 Lid with Cables
  • XCell4 Buffer Cores (2)
  • XCell4 Buffer Dam
  • XCell4 Displacement Dam
  • XCell4 SureLock™ Assembly
  • Gel Knife 
Table 1. Specifications of the XCell4 SureLock™ Midi-Cell Unit.
Gel Capacity Up to 4 midi-gels (8 x 13 cm)
Cell Dimensions 21.1 cm (L) x 19.2 cm (W) x 16.3 cm (H)
Upper Buffer Chamber Requirement 175 mL x 4
Lower Buffer Chamber Requirement 540–700 mL
Chemical Resistance The XCell4 SureLock™ Midi-Cell is impervious to alcohol, but not compatible with chlorinated hydrocarbons (e.g., chloroform), aromatic hydrocarbons (e.g., toluene, benzene) or acetone
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