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HyAgarose™ Quality Control           

HygraGene undergoes stringent Quality Control processes to ensure consistent high performance of HyAgarose™.  

Below are some paramaters for our QC assays. 

Sulfate content - used as an indicator of purity, since sulfate is the major ionic group present.

Gel strength - force that must be applied to a gel to cause it to fracture.

Gelling point
 - temperature at which an aqueous agarose solution forms a gel as it cools. 

Electroendosmosis (EEO)  - one of the most important characteristics of agarose. Anionic group in agarose gel are affixed to the matrix and can not move, but dissociable counter cations can migrate towards the cathode in the matrix, giving rise to EEO, EEO can disrupt separations of DNA because of internal convection.  The lower EEO, the faster DNA will migrate, additionally, lower EEO helps to improve the resolution of DNA and RNA as their migration is determined only by their size, not by their charge