Molecular biology has always included an element of separation. Whether it be by chromatography for proteins or electrophoresis for the “Big 3″ (proteins, DNA and RNA), separating complex biological mixtures into well defined components is a cornerstone of molecular bench work. Over the last decade, these separation techniques have become more fine-tuned culminating with the advent of electrophoretic microchip platforms in the 1990s. Automated electrophoresis systems have helped speed up sample run times on the order of hundreds of seconds resulting in the ability to resolve many more samples with higher resolution in a shorter period of time.
In this technical note, Bio-Rad describes the performance of a number of assays available with the Experion automated electrophoresis system compared to another system on the market. The article shows that the Experion is a powerful tool for automated electrophoresis and can be an invaluable tool for your molecular research.