GelRed is a sensitive, stable, and environmentally safe fluorescent nucleic acid dye designed to replace the highly toxic ethidium bromide (EtBr) for staining dsDNA, ssDNA, or RNA in agarose gels or polyacrylamide gels. GelRed and EtBr have virtually the same spectra, so you can directly replace EtBr with GelRed without changing your existing imaging system. In addition, GelRed is far more sensitive than EtBr.
The dye is noncytotoxic and non-mutagenic at concentrations well above the working concentrations used in gel staining. GelRed successfully passed environmental safety tests in compliance with CCR Title 22 Hazardous Waste Characterization, under which GelRed is not classified as hazardous waste.
Unless otherwise stated in our catalog or other company documentation accompanying the product(s), our products are intended for research use only and are not to be used for any other purpose, which includes but is not limited to, unauthorized commercial uses, in vitro diagnostic uses, ex vivo or in vivo therapeutic uses or any type of consumption or application to humans or animals.
Absorbance: Standard Transilluminator (302 or 312 nm)
Emission: Ethidium Bromide, SYBR or GelStar Filter