recently a colleague contacted me about the REDSafe product. It says he wants to use it to replace ethidium bromide.
My concern is about safety. I found very little information on this product.
-First MSDS says nothing regarding composition...
-Second MSDS says it's 99water and 1% fluorescent solution.
Few information on the web says that the product is less mutagenic than EtBr (based on an Ames Test). However, I haven't found any data about it.
Also about waste, I would consider gels as hazardous waste, but what about the buffer ?
Please, share your thoughs and information about this product.