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IVD Blotters, Nucleic Acid

Definition : Equipment designed to transfer nucleic acids (DNA or RNA) typically from an agarose gel onto a membrane (e.g., nylon, nitrocellulose, polyvinylidene difluoride-PDVF ) or less frequently to a filter or treated paper (i.e., blotting) after a gel electrophoresis procedure, a procedure that separates the molecules according to the charge and size. The transfer is usually performed using an electric gradient process; some systems use a vacuum capillary transfer process or less frequently a diffusion transfer. IVD nucleic acid blotters are intended to provide in an immobilized matrix an identical copy of the electrophoretic pattern present in the gel allowing the performance of a wide range of analytical procedures. Nucleic acid blotters are used in tests usually known as southern or northern blots, for DNA and RNA respectively.

Entry Terms : "Northern Blotting Devices" , "Southern Blotting Devices"

UMDC code : 35528

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Bio-Rad Laboratories Inc

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Bio-Rad Laboratories continues to play a leading role in the advancement of scientific discovery by offering a broad range of innovative tools and services to the life science research and clinical diagnostics markets. Founded in 1952, Bio-Rad has a global team of more than 7,000 employees and serves more than 100,000 research and industry customers worldwide through the company's global network of operations.

Research Products International Corp

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Research Products International Corp. became established in 1970 with specialty products for life science research. Since then we have grown to become an international company with manufacturing and distributing facilities in the U.S. and abroad.

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