Product Description: Destaining bags
Ethidium Bromide is an extremely useful, easy-to-use dye for visualizing nuclei acids in solution and in agarose and in agarose electrophoresis. Although the recent introduction of Ethidium Bromide solutions into the marketplace has eliminated many of the hazards of using the powdered dye for these applications, researchers are still faced with the difficult and unpleasant task of disposing of this toxic stain. The result is that many researchers neglect to remove Ethidium Bromide from their staining and electrohporesis buffers before disposing of them down the drain, which contaminates municipal waste-water with this toxic, mutagenic, carcinogenic substance.
Astral Scientific offers a way for researchers to remove Ethidium bromide, Coomassie Blue and other biological dyes and stains from solution for easy, safe disposal. Destaining Bags effectively extract milligram quantities of Ethidium Bromide from solution without exposing researchers to corrosive agents or contaminated substrates. The special absorbent mixture retains dye molecules in a convenient bag for removal and incineration. Destaining Bags are made with materials that can be safely disposed in incinerated trash.