Non-ethidium bromide DNA/RNA staining dyes (Cat# DDY101, DCSR500 & DCSR200)
Viagene Biotech has developed the nucleic acid
gel stains , CoolBlue and CoolStar, for DNA-gel
staining and Gel-stain EMSA. These stains are
new-generation fluorescent nucleic acid gel stains
designed to replace the highly mutagenic and
carcinogenic ethidium bromide (EthBr). These
CoolStarTM dyes are
EthBr has been widely used for nucleic acid gel staining because of its low cost and generally sufficient sensitivity. However, EthBr is highly toxic. The safety hazard and costs associated with decontamination and waste disposal can ultimately make the dye expensive and inconvenient to use.
◊ High Sensitivity.