Product Description

IBI Quick Screen Horizontal Electrophoresis System is constructed of 3/8" thick durable cast acrylic that resists cracking and warping for years of use.

  • The MP-1015, Multi-Purpose Electrophoresis Gel Box (10x15cm) is a general purpose unit for both extended high-resolution linear runs as well as economical quick screens. It is equipped with recirculation ports for procedures requiring buffer recirculation.
  • The MP-1015 can be transformed into a quick screening unit with samples resolved in 30-60 minutes. Resolution of restriction digestions, plasmid purification, and ligation reactions are all possible with short runs. It is also compatible with a number of analytical and preparative combs for every horizontal electrophoresis application.
  • The maximum suggested applied voltage for the electrophoresis of DNA in agarose gels using the MP-1015 is 140 V. In a 1% TBE gel this translates into a run time of approximately one hour. Lower voltages may be used and as a general rule a 70 V run will take twice as long as a 140 V run. Higher voltages may be used to decrease run time. However, if the unit is being operated at higher voltages than 140 V the heat generated during electrophoresis may decrease sample resolution. Such artifacts may be avoided by running the unit in a cold room, recirculating buffer, or adding 1 X electrophoresis buffer "ice cubes" to keep the unit properly cooled. The suggested run parameters for the electrophoresis of RNA in agarose gels containing formaldehyde is 60-80 V.
  • Casting tray bottom is constructed of UV transmittance cast acrylic to allow viewing of the gel with a UV light source.
  • The IB53000 has a patented vented lid dissipates heat for cool and fast separations. Patent# 5,779,869.

The Unit Comes Complete With:

  • Model MP-1015 Buffer Tank
  • Patented MP-1015 Vented Lid
  • UV Transmittant Casting Tray (IB53020)
  • Casting Fixture (IB53030)
  • Two 2.0mm x 16 Tooth Combs
  • One Set of Power Cords (Red and Black)
  • Four adjustable feet
  • Buffer Ports (two straights and two elbows)
  • Bubble Level
  • Operation Manual


  • Unit Dimensions: 7.0cm (H) x 16.5cm (W) x 30.5cm (L)
  • Gel Dimensions: 10cm (W) x 15cm (L)
  • Max Sample Capacity: 80 Samples (4 Combs x 20 Samples Each)
  • Buffer Capacity: 500ml
  • Distance Between Electrodes: 27cm
  • Maximum Voltage: 200V


Manufacturer IBI Scientific
Item Ships From Iowa

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Warranty: IBI's limited warranty for all electrophoresis gel boxes is four (4) years to the original buyer only (nontransferable). Warranty does not apply to electrodes or platinum wires.


If you would like to return an item, please contact customer service within 30 days of product shipment to receive a return authorization (RA) number. All returns must include the RA number, include original packaging and be shipped pre-paid. Items returned without proper authorization will not receive credit. A 15-25% restocking charge may be assessed for returned items. All shipping charges remain payable.


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