VS20 SynWave Maxi - Large format vertical gel electrophoresis

VS20 SynWave Maxi


  • Fewer screws – novel vertical screw-clamp technology reduces the number of screws required for set up compared to traditional large-format systems, dramatically reducing assembly time
  • No Top Tank Assembly – A built-in inner buffer chamber within the PAGE insert allows set up to be completed without inclusion of a top tank or upper buffer chamber


The VS20 SynWAVE Maxi System is Syngene’s latest product innovation for large format vertical gel electrophoresis. Designed to perform a variety of separations, including first and second-dimension SDS-PAGE, native, preparative, gradient and high-resolution nucleic acid electrophoresis, plus capillary tube gel IEF and electroblotting, the VS20 SynWAVE is one of the most versatile maxi vertical systems available.

By introducing innovative, new vertical screw-clamp technology within the PAGE insert only four screws are now necessary to secure as many 20x20cm gels. This gives the VS20 SynWAVE Maxi the selective advantage of a much faster set up speed compared to competitor products whose traditional clamping configurations require as many as 24 screws to secure just two glass plates. In addition, the SynWAVE’s vertical screw-clamp configuration distributes pressure evenly along the height of the gel rather than in the centre to eliminate plate bowing and gel compression, but still maintains a leak-proof seal during casting; while the ergonomic wave-like design of the PAGE insert aids both handling and set up.

Whatever your requirements are the SynWAVE can be made to meet them. Regardless of whether it is running 2 or 4 gels, electroblotting, and IEF using capillary tube gels or IPG strips, all of these techniques may be performed using the same omni-purpose unit while retaining the benefits of large format electrophoresis, such as extended separation distances, greater sample throughput and superior resolution.

Ordering Information

Ordering Information
Syn20WAVESYS Syn20WAVESYS system including glass plates, 2 x 24 well combs, cooling coil and casting base
Syn20WAVESYS-CU SYN20 WAVE Maxi, 20 x 20cm dual, 2 sets of glass plates, 1mm thick bonded spacers, 2x 24 sample, 1mm thick combs, cooling coil, dummy plate; includes caster and external casting upstand
Syn20WAVED SYN20WAVED including glass plates, 2 x 24 well combs, cooling coil



Unit dimensions (cm) 30 x 18 x 27 30 x 18 x 27 30 x 18 x 27
Weight (kg) 2.5 2.5 2.5
Capacity 1 – 4 gels 1 – 4 gels 1 – 4 gels
Maximum sample capacity 192 192 192
Base buffer volume 1200 1200 1200
Gel dimensions 16 x 17.5 16 x 17.5 16 x 17.5
Maximum buffer volume (ml) 5300 5300 5300
Includes casting base False True True
Blotting insert SYN20BI SYN20BI SYN20BI
Includes additional caster False False True
Plate dimensions 20 x 20 x 0.4 20 x 20 x 0.4 20 x 20 x 0.4



SynPage Maxi and Mini Wide – replacement caster sealing mat
Glass plates for the SynPage Maxi
Spacers for the SynPage Maxi
Combs for the SynPage Maxi
Replacement platinum wire 0.2mm – 100cm
SynPage Wave Maxi – casting stand without base
SynPage Maxi and Mini Wide – casting base
SynPage Wave Maxi – inner running module
SynPage Wave Maxi – dummy plate, 20 x 20cm
SynPage Wave Maxi – detachable cooling coil
Synblot Maxi high intensity insert
Synblot Maxi insert
SynPage Mini Wide and Wave Maxi lid, no cables
SynPage Wave maxi tank


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