Cellulose Acetate Electrophoresis System

  • Complete Cellulose Acetate system
  • Screen for MPS
  • Active tank area 24.5 x 26 cm
  • Adjustable bridge pieces
  • Transparent lid
  • Different size membranes available

The CA-SYS cellulose acetate systems has been designed in close collaboration with the UK National Health Service (NHS) to run cellulose acetate membranes and wick-based electrophoresis applications, particularly in the two-dimensional screening of inherited metabolic disorders in children.
As with all our gel electrophoresis units, the CA-SYS has been designed in close consultation with end-users: in this case NHS biomedical scientists who routinely use cellulose acetate electrophoresis to screen for mucopolysaccharide (MPS) disorders in children.

• Active tank area: - CA-SYS - 24.5 x 26cm (W x L) easily accommodates larger 145 x 192mm membranes, or up to three standard 78 x 75/150mm membranes simultaneously

• Adjustable bridge prices - can be located anywhere within the tank to support cellulose acetate membranes or horizontal precast gels up to… 230mm in length for the CA-SYS and 215mm in length for the CA-SYS-MINI

• Clamping bars within clip holders - hold the cellulose acetate membrane or paper wick gently in position

• Asymmetric offset electrodes - ensure that the membrane is run in the correct polar orientation

• Transparent lid - allows electrophoresis to be monitored as it happens as well as maintaining uniform atmospheric conditions

• A central partition - separates the buffer and lends additional support to longer membranes and precast gels

• Membranes available - in small, standard and large formats


Specifications CA-SYS
Unit Dimensions (W x L x H) 30 x 32 x 6.5cm
Active Tank Dimensions (W x L x H) 24.5 x 26 x 3.5cm
Membrane Capacity CA-SYS: three x 78 x 75/150mm (CA-MEM-S/M) membranes or one 145 x 193mm (CA-MEM-L) membrane;
Recommended Buffer Volume (ml) 1200ml
Maximum Membrane Length (mm) 230mm
Recommended Running Voltage 55V (10mA)
Power Output Connectors (diameter) Shrouded, 4cm
Recommended Power Supplies Consort EV1450

Ordering Information

CA-SYS Price
Model CA SYS Cellulose acetate system, including 30 x 32cm tank with central partition, 2 x adjustable bridge pieces with clamping bars, transparent lid and 4mm power output connectors $655.00 order online

Cellulose Acetate membrane Medium

Pack of 78x150mm membranes: $275.00
Cellulose Acetate Membranes large
Pack of 145x192mm membranes: $315.00
Cellulose Acetate Membranes Small
Pack of 78x75 mm membranes: $195.00
Recommended Power Supplies Consort EV1450