Elchrom Scientific Introduces Blot-EX With Highest Protein Recovery in Western Blotting

Elchrom Scientific, a provider of state of the art solutions for biomolecular separations, analyses and purification, announced today the introduction of Blot-EX a new non-acrylamide, non-toxic, high resolution electrophoresis precast hydrogel especially conceived for increasing protein transfer efficiency during Western blotting.

CHAM, Switzerland (PRWEB) February 22, 2005 -- Elchrom Scientific, a provider of state of the art solutions for biomolecular separations, analyses and purification, announced today the introduction of Blot-EX a new non-acrylamide, non-toxic, high resolution electrophoresis precast hydrogel especially conceived for increasing protein transfer efficiency during Western blotting. Blot-EX offers overall recovery efficiency up to 90%, obtained with significantly reduced transfer times (less than 10 minutes) when compared to industry standard polyacrylamide pre-cast gels. Blot-Ex operates in the size range 30 – 200 KDa. The improvement in protein transfer is more important in the upper part of the range, corresponding to enzymes and receptors.

"We are leveraging the standards of quality, purity and yield that we have demonstrated in nucleic acid applications and applying our know-how to the field of proteomics with this striking innovation. The essential need for drastically enhanced performance in protein transfer is now fulfilled with 90% recovery. We expect to see a number of new target identification in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries following the implementation of this technology, alone and/or in conjunction with the patented high efficiency electro-elution recovery system already used for high purity oligo purification”, said Jean-Louis Roux dit Buisson, CEO.

“The unique polymer matrix of controlled porosity makes Blot-EX gels the best choice for research people who need fast and high protein recovery,” adds Franck Montagne, CSO.

Elchrom Scientific’s short term development plans include extending the Blot-EX line to cover the ranges below 30 kDa and above 200 kDa, introducing advanced solutions for proteomics as well as industrial siRNA purification solutions and pursuing the development of the application based business on a world-wide basis. Elchrom Scientific also plans to develop OEM partnerships for the reusable PCR CheckIT range of solutions with international distributors.

Elchrom Scientific’s solutions are designed to improve quality of results in industrial, governmental and academic research. Diagnostic laboratories and production facilities also benefit from Elchrom Scientific solutions where quality of purifications and separations matters.

Elchrom Scientific welcomes international distributors who are interested in promoting and selling the new Blot-EX product line. For more information visit our web site, www.elchrom.com.

About Elchrom Scientific
Elchrom Scientific is a leading biomolecular separations, analysis and purification solutions provider. Elchrom Scientific was founded in 1998 to further develop and exploit patented inventions made in the domain of high quality DNA, RNA and Protein analysis and Oligonucleotide purification systems. Elchrom’s technologies improve operational efficiencies and reduce the Total Cost of Ownership for solutions covering applications in human, animal and plant genetics and proteomics.

Contact: Quincy Mattingly, Business Development & Marketing Manager
Tel: +41 41 747 25 41; e-mail protected from spam bots; www.elchrom.com

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