GELRED Nucleic Acid Stain 10,000X in water 0.5ml
Catalogue Number: BTM41003
GelRed is an ultra sensitive, extremely stable and environmentally safe fluorescent nucleic acid dye designed to replace the highly toxic ethidium bromide (EB) for staining dsDNA, ssDNA or RNA in agarose gels or polyacrylamide gels. GelRed is far more sensitive than EB without requiring a destaining step. GelRed and EB have virtually the same spectra, so you can directly replace EB with GelRed without changing your existing imaging system. GelRed can be used to stain dsDNA, ssDNA or RNA in agarose gels via either precast or post gel staining. GelRed can also be used to stain dsDNA, ssDNA or RNA in polyacrylamide gels via post gel staining.
GelRed is also compatible with downstream DNA manipulations such as restriction digest, sequencing, and cloning. For detailed protocols for use, please download the GelRed Product Information Sheet. A series of safety tests have confirmed that GelRed is noncytotoxic, nonmutagenic and nonhazardous at concentrations well above the working concentrations used in gel staining.
As a result, GelRed can be safely disposed of down the drain or in regular trash, providing convenience and reducing cost in waste disposal. For detailed test results, you may download the GelRed/GelGreen Safety Report. Biotium offers GelRed 10,000X solution in water, our latest formulation that eliminates the hazards of handling DMSO for better safety. The performance and stability of GelRed 10,000X is comparable in both the water and DMSO formulations.
- Safer than EB
Shown by the Ames test and other tests to be nonmutagenic and noncytotoxic
- Easy disposal
Passed environmental safety tests for direct disposal down the drain or in regular trash
Much more sensitive than EtBr and SYBR® Safe
- Extremely stable
Available in water, stable at room temperature for long-term storage and microwavable
- Simple to use
Very simple procedures for precast or post-electrophoresis gel staining
- Compatible with a standard UV transilluminator
Replaces EtBr with no optical setting change
- Compatible with downstream applications
Compatible with gel purification, restriction digest, sequencing and cloning