Maxi Vertical Electrophoresis - Wave System
Modular system for SDS Page, Capillary 2D, Western Blotting

  • Standard System Large Format Vertical Electrophoresis for proteins and nucleic acid
  • 20 x 20 cm dual plates
  • Unique"Wave" quick clamp system
  • No Top Tank Assembly - A built-in inner buffer chamber within the PAGE insert allows set up to be completed without inclusion of a top tank or upper buffer chamber
  • Leak free
  • Optional cooling coil
  • Bonded Spacers
  • Options for IEF with IPG strips and tube gels
  • Large Format Vertical Electrophoresis kit including standard system above plus -
  • Kit for 2D electrocphoresis including
  • capillary insert module and ten tubes
  • Large Format Vertical Electrophoresis kit including standard system above plus -
  • Kit for 2D electrocphoresis including
  • capillary insert module and ten tubes
  • Blotting insert with 4 cassettes


gel casting standThe new VS20WAVE Maxi System is an innovation large-format vertical gel electrophoresis system. Designed to perform a variety of separations, including first- and second-dimension SDSPAGE, native, preparative, gradient and high-resolution nucleic acid electrophoresis, plus capillary tube gel IEF and electroblotting, the VS20WAVE is one of the most versatile maxi vertical systems available. "Wave" refers to the vertical screw-clamp design within the PAGE insert which needs only four screws to secure as many 20x20cm gels. This makes for much faster set up than traditional clamping arrangements which may use as many as 24 screws to secure just two glass plates. In addition, the WAVE system distributes pressure evenly along the height of the gel rather than in the centre. This eliminates plate bowing and gel compression, but still maintains a leak-proof seal during casting. The ergonomic wave-like design of the PAGE insert aids both handling and set up. Whether you are running 2 or 4 gels, electroblotting, IEF using capillary tube gels or IPG strips, you can use this omni-purpose unit and retain all the benefits of large format electrophoresis, - extended separation distances, greater sample throughput and superior resolution.

How to use video

Number of Gels 1-4
Handcast Gels Using VS20 glass plates and combs
Total Volume inner buffer chamber 640 mL
Total buffer volume 2 gels 5.3L
4 gels 4.8L
Plate Dimensions 20 x 20 x 0.4 cm
Standard Spacer dimensions 2 x 20 cm
IPG spacer Dimensions 0.6 x 20 cm
Standard runtime for SDS page without cooling - 4-5 hours
with cooling 3-4 hours
Unit Dimensions 30 x 18 x 27 cm, 2.5Kg
Recommended power supplies

For IEF EV233;
For PAGE CS-500V;
For blotting CS3AMP

Combs See VS20 Combs

Ordering Information

Model No. Description Price
VS20WAVE Maxi, 20 x 20cm Dual with Glass Plates with bonded 1mm thick spacers, 2x 24
sample combs, cooling coil, dummy plate and Casting Base
VS20WAVE Maxi, 20 x 20cm Dual, 2 sets of Glass Plates, 1mm thick bonded Spacers, 2 x 24 sample, 1mm thick combs, cooling coil, dummy plate; includes caster and External casting upstand $1595.00
VS20WAVECBS Complete system for Maxi Vertical Electrophoresis & Blotting including: Vertical unit, Blotting insert & accessories $1525.00
VS20WAVEC2DS VS20WAVE system + Capillary tube unit for 2D electorphoresis $1748.00
VS20WAVECES Complete WAVE Maxi system for 2D electrophoresis + blotting module $2095.00
Individual Components also available separately (to be used in the maxi tank*)  
VS20BI Blotting Insert with 4 cassettes (*no tank ) $582.00
VS20WAVEDCI Capillary Tube Insert with 10 tubes (*no tank ) $498.00