Trans-Blot Turbo Transfer System from Bio-Rad
Conventional tank and semi-dry western blotting protocols require time-consuming reagent preparation and setup, followed by an electrophoretic transfer that can take up to an hour or overnight to complete. Researchers using the Trans-Blot Turbo system can overcome this bottleneck by significantly reducing their transfer time from 3 to 7 min, depending on protein size. The Trans-Blot Turbo system uses pre-packaged Turbo transfer packs that include proprietary blotting paper, buffer, and membrane (nitrocellulose or PVDF), eliminating the time and hassle associated with the preparation of typical western blots. Additionally, the Trans-Blot Turbo system delivers better transfer efficiency compared to traditional methods, enabling the detection of proteins larger than 200 kD.