The Gel Drying Kit provides a convenient and economical alternative to expensive and sometimes problematic gel dryers and vacuum systems. Both polyacrylamide and agarose gels may be dried using this kit. After electrophoresis, gels are placed between two moistened sheets of clear cellulose film, the sheets are clamped between the frames, and the gels are left to dry overnight. Gels dried in this manner can be viewed easily while drying and, once dry, are protected from damage and can be stored in laboratory notebooks. The Gel Drying Film is essentially gas-impermeable when dry. Dried gels may be scanned densitometrically and also projected using an overhead projector.
A set of Gel Drying Frames will accommodate one standard 16 × 16cm polyacrylamide gel, four 7 × 9cm minigels or one 7 × 10cm agarose gel.