Anachem Ltd. and Lab901 Ltd. have announced a partnership that will bring a new, fully automated, walk away electrophoresis platform to scientists across the UK and Ireland.
The ScreenTape® System, developed by Lab901, employs a unique microscale polymer tape that contains all the reagents required for DNA electrophoresis. It brings major advantages of convenience, ease of use and safety to molecular biologists as absolutely no handling of gels and buffers is required.
The compact, fully automated ScreenTape instrument replaces the need for hand-cast gels, buffers, gel tanks and gel-doc systems. In just under 10 minutes the system loads the samples, runs the gel, images and presents the fully analysed results (including gel picture, band sizes and quantitative data).This ensures accuracy, reproducibility and traceability.. The system is fully bar-coded to meet GLP guidelines and data is archived for easy retrieval and comparison.
"Many of Anachems customers are routinely running traditional slab gels and using Ethidium bromide to detect PCR products" said James Wilson, Anachem Molecular Biology Business Unit Manager. "Working with Lab901 will enable us to bring them a safer, more efficient, higher quality system for biomolecular separation with advanced data analysis capabilities."