The MiniRapide is a completely self contained system designed for quick checks of samples. Gel casting, running and analysis are all performed in the same ultra compact unit. Buffer and gel volumes have been kept to a minimum and the parallel electrode arrangement allows ultra efficient current transfer, enabling resolution to be completed within 30 minutes. The UV transparent base allows direct viewing on a UV Transilluminator with no need for time consuming transfer and potential gel damage. Dual comb slots allow the loading of up to 40 samples per gel, while multichannel pipette compatible combs further enhance the speed and convenience.