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Activated Charcoal Decontamination Bags

Activated charcoal retains ethidium bromide, GelRed™ and GelGreen™ efficiently in a convenient bag for decontamination of used gel staining solutions. Each bag has a total capacity of at least 10 mg ethidium bromide.

Activated Charcoal Decontamination Bags
Activated Charcoal Decontamination Bags
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Activated charcoal retains ethidium bromide, GelRed™ and GelGreen™ efficiently in a convenient bag for decontamination of used gel staining solutions. Each bag has a total capacity of at least 10 mg ethidium bromide. The bags come with instructions for decontaminating buffers and monitoring dye removal.

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