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Development of gel electrophoresis unit to reduce DNA separation process time – a proof of concept

Yahya, Azli and Zulkifli, Razauden and Arif, Muhammad and Andromeda, Trias and Ahmad, Nor Azlina and Abdul Kadir, Mohammed Rafiq and Baharom, Ameruddin (2012) Development of gel electrophoresis unit to reduce DNA separation process time – a proof of concept. In: International Conference on Agricultural, Food and Biological Engineering, 11-13 May 2012, Guangzhou, China.

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1166/jbns.2013.1117


This paper reports the development and experimentation of a Gel Electrophoresis Unit that reduce the DNA separation process time. The power supply unit has been redesigned by employing a flyback converter of Switch Mode Power Supply which offers a compact solution of Gel Electrophoresis power pack. The novel Gel Electrophoresis container has been developed by incorporating four fans to regulate the heat while DNA separation process took place. The fans are controlled by the microcontroller through the heat sensor immersed in the gel. The result shows that the new gel electrophoresis unit is capable of shortening the DNA separation process time by sustaining the working temperature where the temperature proportionally controls the fan speed to regulate the thermal distribution within the DNA separation process.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:DNA, electrophoresis, flyback, separation process
Subjects:Q Science > Q Science (General)
Divisions:Biosciences and Medical Engineering
ID Code:44039
Deposited On:23 Feb 2015 08:29
Last Modified:23 Oct 2017 12:21

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