SafeView™ DNA Stains

SafeView™ products are a new class of  fluorescent nucleic acid stains for the detection of double-stranded DNA, single-stranded DNA and RNA in agarose gel electrophoresis. Four formulations are available, including green or red fluorescence and gel-casting or loading dye formats, making them compatible for any experimental preference or setup!

SafeView™ products were designed to replace toxic Ethidium bromide (EtBr) in the laboratory and are non-carcinogenic by the Ames-test. The results are negative in both the mouse marrow chromophilous erythrocyte micronucleus and mouse spermatocyte chromosomal aberration tests.

Product Details

Our SafeView™ products are classified into two categories:

1. Loading Dye:
This convenient 6X format includes a mixture of the proprietary nucleic acid stain and inert tracking dyes. Simply add Safe-Green™ or Safe-Red™ directly to your sample and load onto an unstained agarose gel. 

2. Pre-cast and Post-Stain:
This format can be used to replace your Ethidium bromide workflow completely. SafeView™ Classic or Safe-Red™ Gel is either added into the molten agarose during set up or can be used as a post-stain following electrophoresis.  

Cat. No. Product Format UV Compatible Blue Light Compatible Sensitivity Limit
G108-G Safe-Green™ Loading Dye 0.2-0.6 ng DNA per band
G108-R Safe-Red™ Loading Dye 0.6-1.0 ng DNA per band
G680 Safe-Red™ Gel Pre-cast and Post-Stain 0.6-1.0 ng DNA per band
G108 SafeView™ Classic Pre-cast and Post-Stain ✔(weaker signal) 1.0-2.0 ng DNA per band

SafeView™ Workflows

Loading Dye Gel Casting Post Staining

SafeView Loading Gel Workflow

SafeView Gel Casting Workflow

SafeView Post Staining Workflow

SafeView™ Classic
Safe-Red™ Gel
Safe-Red™ Gel
SafeView™ Classic

Selected Testimonials


I am a fan of abm: great product quality, great price, great rewards and great experience

Dr. Vincent Emond
Centre de recherche du CHU de Québec CHUL

Safe-Green, Opti-Protein XL ladders and Safe-Green 100bp Opti-DNA ladders

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