Immobiline® DryStrip gels are available in fourteen overlapping pH ranges and five strip lengths (7, 11, 13, 18, and 24 cm) and represent the most comprehensive selection of narrow-, medium-, and wide-range IPG strips available. The five narrow pH range (1 pH unit), 24-cm IPG strips deliver the highest resolution and Protein loading capacity available, which results in well separated spots with high Protein content after the second-dimension separation.
The pH 3–11 NL strip covers most Proteins found in prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells while the narrow-range strips can be used when higher resolution is required. The pH gradients at the extreme ends of the pH scale are nonlinear to distribute the Proteins evenly over the gel length to obtain maximal resolution.
Immobiline® DryStrip gels are rehydrated with a matching IPG Buffer prior to use. Samples can be included directly in the rehydration solution for efficient loading of dilute samples or for loading larger amounts of Protein. Samples can also be loaded after rehydration. The first-dimension separation is carried out using Ettan™ IPGphor 3 IEF system or Multiphor II flatbed system.