Like Coomassie Blue, only simpler
SafeBlue is a single-step Coomassie Blue protein gel dye. This novel product doesn’t require pre- or post-treatment of the gel. Just run your protein gel, add the stain, and watch your bands appear in several seconds—no destaining required! SafeBlue also contains no harmful chemicals or acids, so it’s much safer than other dyes. It can even be disposed of in the sink after staining! Unlike many other stains, SafeBlue is a water-based product, which means that it causes no observable shrinkage or wrinkling of the gel. Better yet, unlike methanol-based stains, proteins isolated from SafeBlue treated gels are 100% compatible with mass spectrometry analysis.
One-step in 10 minutes
Other “fast” gel staining technologies require expensive equipment or trade speed for reduced clarity of the protein bands. SafeBlue doesn’t. And no other “fast” product is as fast, either—the entire staining procedure can be completed in about 10 minutes (for typical protein amounts). Don’t worry, though; it’s impossible to over-saturate with this product, so you can safely incubate overnight with no harmful effects. Only SafeBlue provides a reasonably-priced reagent without the need for an external apparatus while delivering a super-sensitive signal—equivalent to or better than the best Coomassie-based reagents on the market. Protein bands really stand out, too, because the gel background remains crystal clear. SafeBlue is a teal colour that’s totally free from precipitate. Shaking before use is not necessary. It’s like nothing you’ve tried before.
Perfect for teaching labs
With the capacity to run and stain protein gels during a typical one hour wet-lab class, this stain is right at home in the teaching lab.