HPE™ BlueHorizon™

A horizontal electrophoresis system for flatbed gels and IPG strips

Smart Design – Made in Germany

We do not sell plastic goods! Our HPE™ BlueHorizon™ is produced in Germany from high quality materials. Choose a life-time chamber that delivers reproducible results.

High efficiant cooling plate

Its sophisicated materials, our know-how and the exploration of new possibilities allows an uniform and continuous heat dissipation.

Platinum electrodes

The electrodes of the HPE™ BlueHorizon™ are made of platinum coated titanium rods – indestructible and always lying flat.


Up to four HPE™ BlueHorizon™ can be stacked and connected to one chiller and one power supply. Just order stabilizing feet and clamps – installation is easy.

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HPE™ BlueHorizon™ – One single HPE™ BlueHorizon™

HPE™ BlueHorizon™ C – HPE™ BlueHorizon™ with HPE™ Cooling Unit

HPE™ BlueHorizon™ PS – HPE™ BlueHorizon™ with BluePower 3000 HPE™

HPE™ BlueHorizon™ System – HPE™ BlueHorizon™ with HPE™ Cooling Unit and BluePower 3000 HPE™


Please note: Always, perform electrophoresis on HPE™ BlueHorizon™ with an appropriate power supply and chiller. For compatibility purposes, we recommend to use our devices. If you decide to use others, please contact our technical service in advance. We’ll help checking for compatibility.

One standard HPE™ Electrode Lid is included in the HPE™ BlueHorizon™. Depending on the used gelformat, one can easily relocate the electrodes by bolting them down at seven possible positions. The two inner position are flexible. If SDS PAGE and IEF is performed on one HPE™ BlueHorizon™, we recommend to order one lid seperately and use them exclusively for each application.


Out position for large gel format: 2D HPE™ Large Gel Kits

Mid position for medium gel format: 2D HPE™ Double Gel Kits, 2D HPE™ Triple Gel Kits, 2D HPE™ BlotGel Kits, Excellent Gel Kits, SDS Gel Kits, CleanGels

Inner position for IEF gels: Focus Gels, PRECOTES™

Relocate one electrode to inner the other to center position to obtain short distance electrophoresis. More information here.


Also available, please inquire: Bidirectional lid (one cathode in center position, two anodes), 4-Electrode lid (2 anodes, 2 cathodes)

Turn your HPE™ BlueHorizon™ System into a 1st dimension IEF device for 2D electrophoresis


HPE™ electrode lid with IPG tray is used directly on the cooling plate of the HPE™ BlueHorizon™. Up to 12 IPG strips, e.g. SERVA IPG BlueStrips, can be focussed in parallel. To optain a fast and good result, the use of the BluePower™ 6000 IPG power supply is mandatory.

HPE™ BlueHorizon™ Double Deck – Includes two HPE™ BlueHorizon™

HPE™ BlueHorizon™ Triple Deck – Includes three HPE™ BlueHorizon™

HPE™ BlueHorizon™ Quadra Deck – Includes four HPE™ BlueHorizon™

To avoid tilting, the single decks must be connected with each other using Stabilizing Clamps and Stabilizing Feet must be assembled to the lowest deck. You find installation video in the YouTube section below.


If you do not like the idea of stacking single devices, we have a solution for you. The HPE™ BlueTower System holds four drawers in one chassis. An electric control recognizes loaded drawers, distributes electric parameters and LEDs indicate if loaded and running.

The qualification (IQ|OQ) of the HPE™ BlueHorizon™ System is offered as application-based procedure in combination with our certified precast gels. Maintainance and re-qualification (PQ) can be performed annually. We worked out four different maintenance contracts to meet your needs.


For more information visit our blog post with the topic

Device qualification (IQ, OQ, PQ) of electrophoresis devices.


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“We regularly use the SERVA HPE BlueHorizon system for isoelectric focusing of our diagnostic antibodies and antibody conjugates and are excited about the reliability and high resolution performance of the system.  The SERVA FocusGels 3 – 10 24S with prefabricated gel slots also work with samples that we could not focus using a vertical slabgel system. The SERVA Violet 17 staining kit also delivers the best results.” Tobias Wagner (Roche Diagnostics GmbH, Penzberg/Germany)

Interactive map: Locations of installed HPE™ systems

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Watch our videos on YouTube

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Learn about performing IEF,  2D Electrophoresis (first and second dimension) or how to stack HPE™ BlueHorizon™ to increase reproducibility

Application collection

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Antibody quality control

Isoelectric Focusing

Antibody separation

FocusGel 3-10 24S

Violet 17 stain


Analysis of oligoclonal IgGs (MS Diagnostic)

FocusGel IEF pH 6-11

Ammoniacal silver stain

Agricultural differentiation

Seed analysis of wheet


Cathodal application

Violet 17 stain

Seedling analysis of Maize


Neutral application

Coomassie stain

Potato analysis

CleanGel IEF pH 3-10

Anodal application

Coomassie stain

Food analysis

Admixture beef/pork


Anodal application

Silver stain

Analysis Pasta with egg


Neutral application

Violet 17 stain

Analysis cheese

Blank PRECOTE pH 3-10 with 8M Urea

Neutral application

Violet 17 stain

Antibody quality control

Antibody separation

SDS Gel-Kit NF 12,5 % 25S

Coomassie BlueR stain

HCP analysis

2D electrophoresis blot

(Courtesy of BioGenes GmbH)

SERVA IPG BlueStrip 3-10

2D HPE™ Large Gel

SERVA Sci5 label

anti HCP Cy3 immunostaining