In celebration of World Environment Day 2023, we're here to help you make your lab research greener... by convincing you to go red!
GelRed from Biotium is a more sensitive and safer alternative to Ethidium Bromide for staining dsDNA, ssDNA or RNA in agarose or polyacrylamide gels. But how can it help reduce your environmental impact?
Steps you can take to reduce your environmental impact with GelRed...
- User safer chemicals
When thinking about the environmental fates of chemicals, it's clear that minimising unnecessary toxicity is key. The chemical structure of GelRed has been engineered such that the dyes are incapable of crossing cell membranes.
- Prevent waste
Look to prevent waste rather than clean up, treat and/or dispose of it after it has been created. Thinking ahead could also save money as well as the environment. GelRed is extremely stable at room temperature and is ideal for long-term storage, making your stock last for longer periods.
- Check safety tests
Environmental safety tests have shown that GelRed is nontoxic to aquatic life, allowing for safe disposal down the drain.
- Always look to how you can improve your research
Being mindful of different alternatives can pay off in more ways than one! Not only is GelRed easier to handle and dispose of than Ethidium Bromide, but it is also much more sensitive making for clearer results.
Still unsure on whether to make the switch?
In that case, read more about how it can revolutionise your research!