PerfectWestern ® Containers
35 different sizes now available

Due to the popularity of these containers and based on continuing feedback from our customers, GenHunter has expanded this product line again and now offers 35 different sized containers to fit your needs.

For the most up-to-date information, we highly recommend downloading the PerfectWestern brochure by clicking here to obtain all the information including dimensions, catalog numbers, and current pricing

Newest products are:

  • Medium size is available in a more flexible "Dura" material and 3-Sectional-Medium option
  • 6-Sectional containers (-Short, -Mid, and -Long) are available in opaque black material
  • New compartmented/sectional sizes: 5-Sectional-Shorter, 6-Sectional-Mid-LS, 6-Sectional-ExtraLong
  • Mini Square: 8.6 x 8.6cm - Ideal container for Invitrogen mini gels
  • Small-Thin: same length & width (7.3 x 5.1cm) as "Small", but 40% shorter
  • Medium Strip EXT (13.9 x 5cm): for Bio-Rad Criterion gels cut in half horizontally
  • Mini Doublewide (17.8 x 8.9cm): for mini doublewide gels or strips from very large gels
  • 8- and 12-Sectional-Skinny trays: 0.65cm wide for very skinny or IEF/IPG strips - Available in 5 different lengths
  • Slim (15 x 1.85cm) and Slimmer (14.3 x 1.4cm): for IEF/IPG strips (1st dimension of 2D gels) or long, skinny strips
  • 8-Sectional-SuperSmall: tiny 3.2 x 2.6cm compartments for staining tissues or very small membranes
  • Four very large sizes: Jumbo (18.8 x 12.5cm), Multi-Wide (26.7 x 15.8cm), Colosso (32 x 21.2cm), and 2D Gel Staining Tray (29.3 x 23cm)
  • The PerfectMembrane™: inexpensive pre-cut membranes for mini gels. Available in PVDF or NC in 2 sizes. (Click here for more information or download the PerfectWestern catalog)
Note: these newest products are not shown below - download the pdf file (above) or order online.

 

Which PerfectWestern®
Container fits your Gel System?
Gel Manufacturer Container Cat.No.
Biometra (formerly from Invitrogen)
   Mini-V 8⋅10 Medium B101/B101-T
   V15⋅17 Vert. Gel Elect. Jumbo/Enormo B138/B111
   V16 or V16-2 Jumbo/Enormo B138/B111
   Maxigel Enormo/Largest B111/B140
Bio-Rad Systems
   Mini-PROTEAN 3 Medium B101/B101-T
   Criterion Precast Extra Large B109
   PROTEAN II xi, 16cm Jumbo/Enormo B138/B111
   PROTEAN II xi, 20cm Enormo B111
   PROTEAN II XL, 20cm Enormo/Largest B111/B140
   PROTEAN Plus Largest B140
GE Healthcare/Hoefer (formerly Amersham)
   Mighty Small SE250 Medium/Large B101/B107
   Mighty Small SE260 Large B107
   miniVE Vert. Gel Elect. (SE300) Large/Square B107/B119
   SE600/SE400 (18x8) Doublewide/
Extra Large
B136/B109
   SE600/SE400 (18x16) Jumbo/Enormo B138/B111
   SE640 (18x8) Mini Doublewide B136
   SE660 (24x18) Enormo/Largest B111/B140
   Ettan Dalt II/six/twelve (2D gel) Largest B140
   Multiphor II, Excel 2D 12.5 Largest B140
   Multiphor II, Excel XL 12-14 Largest B140
Invitrogen / Novex
   Novex XCell SureLock Mini Large B107
   Novex XCell SureLock Midi Extra Large B109
   E-PAGE Gels Extra Large B109
Lonza (formerly Cambrex/FMC/BMA)
   PAGEr Gold Precast (8.3x7.1) Medium B101/B101-T
   PAGEr Gold Precast (8.3x7.1) Large B107
Owl Systems
   Puffin P81 Large/Square B107/B119
   Penguin P8DS Large/Square B107/119
   Penguin P9DS Jumbo/Enormo B138/B111
   Penguin P10DS Enormo/Largest B111/B140
Important Notes: 1) All above catalog numbers are given for the clear version. If the black or colored versions are desired, check on the catalog number. 2) The above recommendations are not guaranteed to be correct. We advise checking the sizing of your system and compare it to the PerfectWestern® container dimensions to be sure. 3) For the most up-to-date information, we highly recommend downloading the PerfectWestern brochure by clicking here to obtain all the information including dimensions, catalog numbers, and current pricing These can be printed out and compared to your membrane/gel size.

Save Money on Antibodies - now less volume is required!

These specially designed Western blot containers (Western blot boxes or Western blot trays), available in 35 different sizes, perfectly fit blots of any size, including whole blots, half blots, and strips. They come in both clear and opaque black plastic as well as 6 transparent colors. Our PerfectWestern® containers significantly reduce the volume of expensive antibodies required while still producing beautiful Western blots!

These containers were conceived by our own frustration in searching for suitable containers for Western blots. The choices were often much too large and never flat enough, causing waste of antibody and concern about scratching the membrane. We decided to design our own containers offering many different sizes and options to truly achieve a PerfectWestern®. Our containers are made of durable polystyrene plastic, with ultra-smooth flat inner surfaces and hinged lids to reduce evaporation. Their 90° edges create excellent membrane movement for more efficient incubation.

Almost all of our containers come in both clear and black versions. The clear container allows easy visualization of the blot, whereas the black version keeps light-sensitive reagents protected. In addition, 4 of our most popular sizes (Small, Medium, Large, and Extra Large) are available in 6 different translucent colors: pink, orange, yellow, green, blue, and violet. For more information on the colored containers, click here.

Download the PerfectWestern Catalog here, containing all 35 sizes, prices, and the real-size layout of all the different sized containers. These pages can be printed out and the real-size layout compared to your membrane/gel size to find out exactly which containers are needed.


35 Different Sized
PerfectWestern ® Containers Are Available In Clear Or Black

Containers available
(top to bottom):

Left column: Largest, Enormo, Extra Large, Large, Medium, Small, Extra Small, 3-sectional

Right column: Square, Mini Doublewide, Long Strip, Large Strip, Medium Strip, Slim, Small Strip EXT, Small Strip

Note: Only 17 of the 35 sizes are shown at left.  Our three new 6-Sectional containers (-Short, -Mid, and -Long) are not shown here.  See those sizes in the "Compartmented  Containers for Strips" section below.

 



35 PerfectWestern® Container Sizes Available

Standard Rectangular Type Containers

You can order any quantity of containers you wish, however there are 5 price levels with price breaks at 5, 10, 20, and 50 containers.  Please download the PerfectWestern catalog to obtain current pricing or place an order which will also give current pricing.


Extra Small Containers - For Portions of Mini-Protein Gels
Item Cat. No.  
Extra Small Container, Clear B121 order
Extra Small Container, Black B122 order
Dimensions (LxWxH): 5.3 x 4.0 x 2.2 cm ⋅ 2 1/16 x 1 9/16 x 7/8 inches
Only
1-2 mLs
required



Small Containers - For Mini-Protein Gels Cut In Half

Item Cat. No.  
Small Container, Clear B104 order
Small Container, Black B105 order
Small, Rainbow Set
Small, one specific color (see below)  
    Pink B104P order
    Orange B104O order
    Yellow B104Y order
    Green B104G order
    Blue B104B order
    Violet B104V order
Dimensions (LxWxH): 7.3 x 5.1 x 3.3 cm ⋅ 2 7/8 x 2 x 1 5/16 inches
Only
2-3 mLs
required


Medium Containers - For Whole Mini-Protein Gels
Item Cat. No.  
Medium, Clear B101 order
Medium, Clear Lid/Black Base B102 order
Medium, Black B103 order
Medium, Rainbow Set B101S order
Medium, one specific color (see below) -
6 Translucent Colors
 
Pink B101P order
Orange B101O order
Yellow B101Y order
Green B101G order
Blue B101B order
Violet B101V order
Rainbow Set, all 6 Colors B101S order

Standard Dimensions (LxWxH): 9.1 x 6.6 x 2.9 cm ⋅ 3 5/8 x 2 5/8 x 1 1/8 inches

 

 

NEW HEIGHT FOR MEDIUM SIZE!

Save space and further reduce evaporation. Same length and wide, but approximately 2/3 the overall height

Item Cat. No.  
Medium-Thin, Clear B101-T order
Medium-Thin, Black B103-T order
Thin Dimensions (LxWxH): 9.1 x 6.6 x 1.9 cm ⋅ 3 5/8 x 2 5/8 x 3/4 inches
 
Only
3-5 mLs
required

 

 

 

 

 

 


For more information on the Colored Medium containers, see below.



Large Containers - For Large Protein Gels

 

Item Cat. No.  
Large, Clear B107 order
Large, Black B108 order
Large, Rainbow Set
B107S
Large, one specific color (see below) -
6 Translucent Colors
 
Pink B107P order
Orange B107O order
Yellow B107Y order
Green B107G order
Blue B107B order
Violet B107V order
Dimensions (LxWxH): 11.7 x 9.0 x 2.9 cm ⋅ 4 5/8 x 3 9/16 x 1 1/8 inches
Only
6-10 mLs
required
   



Extra Large Containers - For Larger Protein Gels

 

Item Cat. No.  
Extra Large, Clear B109 order
Extra Large, Black B110 order
Extra Large, Rainbow Set
B109S
Extra Large, one specific color (see below) - 6 Translucent Colors
Pink B109P order
Orange B109O order
Yellow B109Y order
Green B109G order
Blue B109B order
Violet B109V order
Dimensions (LxWxH): 15.4 x 10.4 x 3.6 cm ⋅ 6 1/16 x 4 1/16 x 1 1/2 inches
Only
11-15 mLs
required
     

 

Jumbo Containers - For Very Large Protein Gels

 

   
Item Cat. No.  
Jumbo, Clear B138 order
Jumbo, Black B139 order
Dimensions (LxWxH): 18.8 x 12.5 x 4.1 cm ⋅ 7 7/16 x 4 15/16 x 1 5/8 inches
Only
14-20 mLs
required
 


Enormo Containers - For Very Large Protein Gels
 
Item Cat. No.  
Enormo, Clear B111 order
Enormo, Black B112 order
Dimensions (LxWxH): 20.7 x 15.9 x 5.2 cm ⋅ 8 1/8 x 6 1/4 x 2 1/16 inches
Only
20-30 mLs
required
     

Largest (name TBD) Containers - For Largest Protein Gels (2D gels, etc.)

 

   
Item Cat. No.  
Largest, Clear B140 order
Largest, Black B141 order
Dimensions (LxWxH): 32 x 21.2 x 5.7 cm ⋅ 12 5/8 x 3 3/8 x 2 1/4 inches
Only
30-50 mLs
required

 

Compartmented Containers for Strips

3-Sectional Containers , For Strips From Mini-Protein Gels

 

Item Cat. No.  
3-Sectional Container, Clear B106 order
3-Sectional Container, Black B125 order

Well Dimensions (LxW): 3 wells each 7.3 x 1.6 x 1.3 cm ⋅ 2 7/8 x 5/8 x 1/2 inches
Overall Dimensions (LxWxH): 7.3 x 5.1 cm ⋅ 2 7/8 x 2 inches
"Height: Clear is 1.6 cm, 5/8 inches. Black is 2.5 cm, 1 inch

 

 

 

6-Sectional-Short Containers , For Strips From Mini-Protein Gels

 
Item Cat. No.  
6-Sectional-Short, Clear B130 order
6-Sectional-Short, Black B131 order

Note: Each of the 6 compartments is of a size between the Small Strip and Small Strip EXT, but is priced to be significantly cheaper than purchasing 6 of these containers.

Well Dimensions (LxW): 6 wells each 8.4 x 2.7 x 3.2 cm ⋅ 3 5/16 x 1 1/16 x 1 1/4 inches
Overall Dimensions (LxWxH): 17.3 x 8.4 x 3.2 cm ⋅ 6 13/16 x 3 5/16 x 1 1/4 inches

 

 

6-Sectional-Mid Containers , For Strips From Mini-Protein Gels

 
Item Cat. No.  
6-Sectional-Mid, Clear B132 order
6-Sectional-Mid, Black B133 order

Note: Each of the 6 compartments is almost identical to the Small Strip EXT, but is priced to be significantly cheaper than purchasing 6 of these containers.

Well Dimensions (LxW): 6 wells each 10 x 3.2 x 3.3 cm ⋅ 3 15/16 x 1 9/32 x 1 2/8 inches
Overall Dimensions (LxWxH): 20.2 x 10 x 3.3 cm ⋅ 8 x 3 15/16 x 1 3/8 inches

 
     

6-Sectional-Long Containers , For Longer Strips From Mini-Protein Gels

   
Item Cat. No.  
6-Sectional-Long, Clear B134 order
6-Sectional-Long, Black B135 order

Note: Each of the 6 compartments is slightly shorter and wider than the Long Strip, but is priced to be significantly cheaper than purchasing 6 of these containers.

Well Dimensions (LxW): 6 wells each 15.8 x 4 x 4.4 cm ⋅ 6 3/16 x 1 9/16 x 1 3/4 inches
Overall Dimensions (LxWxH): 26.7 x 15.8 x 4.4 cm ⋅ 10 1/2 x 6 3/16 x 1 3/4 inches

   
     

 

Non-Compartmented Containers for Strips (or gels much wider than tall)

 

Item Cat. No.  
Small Strip Container, Clear B113 order
Small Strip Container, Black B114 order

Dimensions (LxWxH): 7.4 x 3.1 x 1.9 cm ⋅ 2 7/8 x 1 1/4 x 3/4 inches.
Note : The 6-Sectional-Short (B130, above) container is similar to 6 Small Strips with one lid.

Small Strip EXT Container, Clear B123 order
Small Strip EXT Container, Black B124 order
Dimensions (LxWxH): 9.5 x 3.0 x 1.9 cm ⋅ 3 7/8 x 1 3/16 x 3/4 inches
Note : The 6-Sectional-Mid (B132, above) container is similar to 6 Small Strip EXTs with one lid.
Slim Container, Clear B128 order
Slim Container, Black B129 order
Dimensions (LxWxH): 14.3 x 1.4 x 1.7 cm ⋅ 5 9/16 x 9/16 x 11/16 inches
Medium Strip Container, Clear B115 order
Medium Strip Container, Black B116 order
Dimensions (LxWxH): 11.1 x 5.2 x 2.6 cm ⋅ 4 3/8 x 2 1/16 x 1 inches
Note : The 6-Sectional-Short (B130, above) container is similar to 6 Small Strips with one lid.
Large Strip Container, Clear B117 order
Large Strip Container, Black B118 order
Dimensions (LxWxH): 14.7 x 6.7 x 3.6 cm ⋅ 5 3/4 x 2 5/8 x 1 7/16 inches
Mini Doublewide Container, Clear B136 order
Mini Doublewide Container, Black B137 order
Dimensions (LxWxH): 17.8 x 8.9 x 3 cm ⋅ 7 x 3 9/16 x 1 1/8 inches
Long Strip Container, Clear B126 order
Long Strip Container, Black B127 order
Dimensions (LxWxH): 19.0 x 3.8 x 2.2 cm ⋅ 7 1/2 x 1 1/2 x 13/16 inches
Note: The 6-Sectional-Long (B134, above) container is similar to 6 Long Strips with one lid.

 

Square Container

Item Cat. No.  
Square Container, Clear B119 order
Square Container, Black B120 order
Dimensions (LxWxH): 11.7 x 11.7 x 3.5 cm ⋅4 9/16 x 4 9/16 x 1 3/8 inch

 




All dimensions given for the PerfectWestern® containers are container inside dimensions.

Prices listed are for U.S. and Canada only and are subject to change without notice!

Give us Feedback:
If you have another idea for a different sized PerfectWestern® Container, please Contact Us and let us know about the size you would like and what gel apparatus it is for. We will do our best to see if it can be made.

PerfectWestern® Containers
now in colors
!


GenHunter is now offering four of our most popular sizes, Small, Medium, Large and Extra Large, in 6 different colors: pink , yellow , orange , green , blue , and violet .

The containers are still transparent (see below) so blots are easily visible and the colors allow color-coding for organization or just for fun!

Download the PerfectWestern catalog to obtain all the information including dimensions, catalog numbers and current pricing .


Small Containers - For Mini-Protein Gels Cut In Half

Item Cat. No.  
Small Container, Clear B104 order
Small Container, Black B105 order
Small, Rainbow Set
Small, one specific color (see below)  
    Pink B104P order
    Orange B104O order
    Yellow B104Y order
    Green B104G order
    Blue B104B order
    Violet B104V order
Dimensions (LxWxH): 7.3 x 5.1 x 3.3 cm ⋅ 2 7/8 x 2 x 1 5/16 inches


Medium Containers - For Whole Mini-Protein Gels

Item Cat. No.  
Medium, Clear B101 order
Medium, Clear Lid/Black Base B102 order
Medium, Black B103 order
Medium, Rainbow Set B101S order
Medium, one specific color (see below) -
6 Translucent Colors
 
Pink B101P order
Orange B101O order
Yellow B101Y order
Green B101G order
Blue B101B order
Violet B101V order
Rainbow Set, all 6 Colors B101S order

Standard Dimensions (LxWxH): 9.1 x 6.6 x 2.9 cm ⋅ 3 5/8 x 2 5/8 x 1 1/8 inches

 

 

NEW HEIGHT FOR MEDIUM SIZE!

Save space and further reduce evaporation. Same length and wide, but approximately 2/3 the overall height

Item Cat. No.  
Medium-Thin, Clear B101-T order
Medium-Thin, Black B103-T order
Thin Dimensions (LxWxH): 9.1 x 6.6 x 1.9 cm ⋅ 3 5/8 x 2 5/8 x 3/4 inches
 

Large Containers - For Large Protein Gels

Item Cat. No.  
Large, Clear B107 order
Large, Black B108 order
Large, Rainbow Set
B107S
Large, one specific color (see below) -
6 Translucent Colors
 
Pink B107P order
Orange B107O order
Yellow B107Y order
Green B107G order
Blue B107B order
Violet B107V order
Dimensions (LxWxH): 11.7 x 9.0 x 2.9 cm ⋅ 4 5/8 x 3 9/16 x 1 1/8 inches

Extra-Large Containers - For Larger Protein Gels

Item Cat. No.  
Extra Large, Clear B109 order
Extra Large, Black B110 order
Extra Large, Rainbow Set
B109S
Extra Large, one specific color (see below) - 6 Translucent Colors
Pink B109P order
Orange B109O order
Yellow B109Y order
Green B109G order
Blue B109B order
Violet B109V order
Dimensions (LxWxH): 15.4 x 10.4 x 3.6 cm ⋅ 6 1/16 x 4 1/16 x 1 1/2 inches





So far, only the Small, Medium, Large and Extra Large containers are currently offered in colors. However, if you are interested in other sizes in color, please Contact Us .

All dimensions given for the PerfectWestern® containers are container inside dimensions.

Prices listed are for U.S. and Canada only and are subject to change without notice!


Protein gel is still easily visible through colored containers (violet shown).

Trademarks

GenHunter, PerfectMembrane, and PerfectWestern are trademarks of GenHunter Corporation. Biometra: Biometra is a trademark of Biometra Biomedizinishe Analytik GmbH Bio-Rad: Bio-Rad, Criterion, Mini-PROTEAN, and PROTEAN are trademarks of Bio-Rad Laboratories. Invitrogen: E-PAGE, Invitrogen, Novex, Xcell SureLock, and Xcell II are trademarks of Invitrogen Corporation. GE: Amersham, ExcelGel, and GE are trademarks of General Electric Corporation. Hoefer: Hoefer, Mighty Small, and miniVE are trademarks of Hoefer, Inc. Lonza: Cambrex, Lonza, and PAGEr are trademarks of Lonza Group. ThermoFisher: Owl, Penguin, Puffin, and ThermoFisher are trademarks of Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc.

 
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