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A Minor Groove Binding stain

unlike intercalators, MGB stains do not distort your samples
Properties tinto rang Ethidium Bromide SYBR Safe
Binding Mode Minor Groove Binder / External Binder Intercalator Intercalator
Safety 100% Safe Carcinogenic under high concentrations Less hazardous
Sensitivity 0.5ng/band 1-5ng/band 1-5ng/band
Intensity(upon DNA binding) On par with EtBr 20 Fold On par with EtBr
Post staining* 1-10 minutes 10-30 minutes 10-40 minutes
Post Stain RNA Yes No No

*Time depends on the sample concentration and the thickness of Gel.

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  • SAFE tinto rang™ is the safest nucleic acid dye, crafted and obtained from a plant that has been a traditional food additive. It is the only food grade nucleic acid dye and exhibits no toxicity & mutagenicity thus. Read More
  • FAST Post stains DNA in gels in 1-10 minutes and saves time, without compromising on intensity.

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  • SENSITIVE As sensitive as Ethidium Bromide, detecting 0.5ng of DNA, with no increase in intensity over time & no background noise.

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  • MGB/EB Minor Groove Binder (MGB) / External Binder (EB) does not distort your DNA samples, thus giving you multiple runs with only one sample.

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tinto rang™ Nucleic Acid Stains series & downstream application eco-system is
designed around researcher safety with new class of efficiency & speed.
  • Academic Institutions & Researchers
    • Qualitative & Quantitative Analysis
    • Target Amplification
    • Genotyping
    • and much more..!

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  • Ragents, Assays & Master Mix Vendors
    • Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) / QPCR
    • Multiplex PCR
    • Hybridization Probes
    • Residual DNA
    • and much more..!
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  • Devices - Life Sciences
    • Visualisation of DNA / RNA
    • DNA Amplification
    • Nucleic Acid Sequencing
    • and much more..!

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