Lower and Upper Buffer Chamber
The lower buffer chamber forms a stable base for the unit. It houses the anode and contains the lower electrophoresis buffer. The upper buffer chamber holds the upper electrophoresis buffer and the elution buffer, and houses the cathode.
- Model#: 491 Prep Cell
- Serial#:243 BR 06686
Bio-Rad Variable Speed Pump
- Model#: Buffer Recirculation Pump
- Serial#: 224 BR 06544
The cooling core extends to the bottom of the graduated gel tube and houses the elution tube in its center. Cooling is recommended during polymerization as well as during electrophoresis.
Gel Tube Assembly
The gel tube assembly holds both the gel and the cooling core. The elution chamber cap and the gasket mounted on the graduated gel column make up the upper part of the elution chamber. Two gel tube assemblies are provided with the Model 491 Prep Cell.
Gels are cast with the gel tube assembly mounted directly on the casting stand. The casting stand ensures that gels have perfectly flat lower surfaces. Inserting a spatula in the gel-release slot facilitates the removal of the gel from the casting stand after polymerization by allowing air to enter beneath the gasket and the gel.
- Cat#: 1702940
- Cat#: 1702937