runVIEW Real Time Gel Visualisation System


Key Features

  • Real time visualisation of DNA migration using blue light
  • Power supply integrated within the base unit
  • Multichannel compatible 20- / 28-sample combs for rapid screening
  • Can be purchased as an upgrade for multiSUB Choice
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Special Requirements?


Using RunVIEW is simple; first, cast a gel featuring two rows of wells with one matching pair of the preparatory combs supplied, before transferring the blue-light transparent gel tray to the MSCHOICE tank located on the base unit. Add sufficient buffer just to cover the gel, and remove the combs to load the DNA samples into the upper row of wells (loading tier). Replace the lid to connect the MSCHOICE tank to the integrated power supply before applying the voltage and switching on the blue LED gel illuminator. Watch through the bluVIEW lid viewing pane as the samples migrate in real-time to the second row of wells (extraction tier). Once the DNA bands of interest enter the tier, simply stop the power supply, remove the lid and harvest the DNA by pipette.

Track DNA without harmful UV

Blue light is safe and has none of the detrimental effects of UV transillumination, including mutagenesis which can compromise cloning efficiency. RunVIEW’s capacity to provide real-time visualisation of electrophoresis enables DNA to be tracked as it migrates through the gel. This allows the user to judge precisely when the band of interest is ready for extraction.

Save on time-consuming gel elution techniques

Running DNA into a well containing buffer effectively purifies the DNA of agarose, eliminating the need for time-consuming gel excision and purification techniques that also result in sample loss. Once harvested, the DNA needs only to be cleaned by a straightforward ethanol precipitation when it is ready for further digestion or ligation.

No expensive commercial gels

RunVIEW works with standard EtBr, SYBR Green and SYBR Safe gels cast within the 15×7, 15×10 or 15x15cm MSCHOICE gel trays, and therefore does not require expensive precast gels and accessories.

A self-contained system

The base unit, which houses the in-built power supply and blue LED gel illuminator, is compact, dual-voltage and portable, and allows electrophoresis, gel visualisation and extraction to be performed at the bench, without the inconvenience of having to transport gels to a darkroom elsewhere within the laboratory.

Catalogue Page Number: 24

This unit has a 12 month limited warranty, for more information, consult our terms and conditions.

Unit Dimensions (cm)29.3 x 22 x 829.3 x 22 x 929.3 x 22 x 1029.3 x 22 x 11
Timer1-999 minutes with alarm1-999 minutes with alarm1-999 minutes with alarm1-999 minutes with alarm
Transilluminator Wavelength470470470470
Input Voltage100-240V, 50/60Hz100-240V, 50/60Hz100-240V, 50/60Hz100-240V, 50/60Hz
Operating TemperatureAmbient to 40°CAmbient to 40°CAmbient to 40°CAmbient to 40°C
Safety FeaturesNo load detectionNo load detectionNo load detectionNo load detection
Maximum Voltage (V)150150150150
Maximum Current (mA)300300300300
Operating ModesConstant Voltage or CurrentConstant Voltage or CurrentConstant Voltage or CurrentConstant Voltage or Current
Maximum Sample Capacity14021070210
Base Buffer Volume500500500500
Typical Running Conditions90-150V, 60-90 minutes90-150V, 60-90 minutes90-150V, 60-90 minutes90-150V, 60-90 minutes
Gel Dimensions15 x 1015 x 1515 x 715 x 7 & 15 x 10 & 15 x 15


multiSUB Choice – 15 x 7cm Gel tray
MS15-UV7 £49.00
multiSUB Choice – 15 x 10cm Gel tray
MS15-UV10 £49.00
multiSUB Choice – 15 x 15cm Gel tray
MS15-UV15 £49.00
multiSUB Choice – Gel tray Dams
MS15-UVDAM £40.00
runVIEW base station & bluVIEW lid for multiSUB Choice
multiSUB Choice Combs