Heated Vacuum Slab Gel Dryer

vacuum heated gel dryer for electrophoresis slab gels
  • Tight seal membrane provides even heat distribution
  • Microprocessor controlled
  • Available in two sizes 21x31cm & 35x45cm
  • Quickly dries multiple small format gels up 12 10x10cm gels at one time
  • Accurate temperature control up to 90 degs C
  • 0-999 minutes timer for heating
  • Purpose built vacuum pump simultaneously serves up to 3 dryers

electrophoresis gel dryer controlWith a drying area of 21 x 31 cm, the Midi gel dryer can dry six 10 x 10cm gels or a single larger gel. The Maxi Gel Dryer with a 35 x 45cm drying area can dry twelve 10 x 10cm mini gels simultaneously. The unit’s microprocessor controls temperature and time, each parameter being displayed on its own LED display. The gels are heated from the base plate while the vacuum removes the moisture from below to dry the gel homogeneously. These dryers feature optimal sealing using a silicone rubber cover and supporting mask. When applying the vacuum, a groove that frames the drying surface provides an optimal tight seal during drying.

vacuum pump for electrophoresis gel dryerThe Optional Vacuubrand® vacuum pump is a quiet, low maintenance, oilfree diaphragm pump that supplies the low vacuum down to ~ 9mbar necessary for fast gel drying with the GD-2131 and GD-3545 units. This chemistry vacuum system is equipped with an inlet and outlet separator. The inlet separator prevents droplets and particles from entering the pump. The outlet separator allows a controlled collection of condensed solvent vapours and prevents condensate in the exhaust line from draining back into the pump. Other features include selected chemically resistant materials, Gas ballast valve as standard for working with condensable vapours high pumping speed sustained at nearly ultimate vacuum solvent recovery close to 100% and Long lifetime, easy-to-change diaphragms and valves.


Drying Area
GD-2131 Midi
GD-3545 Maxi
W x D
21 x 31 cm
35 x 45 cm
Operating Temperature Ambient to 90°C
Temperature Resolution (increment) 0.1°C
Temperature Uniformity ±0.2°C
Timers 0 - 999 minutes
Unit Dimensions
W x L X D
30 x 36 x 8 cm
44 x 50 x 8 cm

Ordering Information

Model Description Price USD  
GD2131 21 x 31 cm Slab gel dryer system includes matt support, cellophane sheet, clear silicone rubber overlay. 110 volts $1550.00
GDVHCS Porous cellophane sheets 30x30 cm pack of 100 $95.00
GD3545 35x45 cm Slab gel dryer system includes matt support, cellophane sheet, clear silicone rubber overlay sheet. 110 Volts $2150.00
GDVH35CS Porous cellophane sheets 35x45 cm pack of 100 $125.00
  Spare parts    
S2131 Clear silicone rubber overlay 21x31 $60.00  
M2131 Polythene supporting mesh 21x31 $235.00  
S3545 Clear silicone rubber overlay 35x45 $115.00  
M3545 Polythene supporting mesh 35x45 $420.00  
MZ2C Pump $3500.00