Syngene introduces its red InGenius3 gel documentation system, suitable for laboratories looking for a versatile, budget system to accurately image both DNA and protein gels.
The InGenius3 gel doc features a 3-million-pixel CCD camera, integrated to a compact light-tight darkroom and overhead Epi LED white lighting for perfect gel positioning. The darkroom has a slide out drawer which can accommodate UV, blue and white lighting options, allowing users the flexibility to image fluorescent and visibly stained gels.
The system can be connected to the laboratory’s choice of PC and is controlled by protocol-driven GeneSys software, which selects the best combination of filters and lighting available - making it easy to set up to detect nanogram amounts of DNA and protein on gels of up to 20cm x 20cm.
Scientists control of their imaging with the manual camera, which makes it easy to change the aperture, zoom and focus to capture precise gel images. Lighting can also be tailored to meet specific needs - for example, the InGenius3 can be used with a UV transilluminator for ethidium bromide gels, a blue light transilluminator or blue converter screen for SYBR Safe and GelGreen DNA gels. There is an optional White Light Converter screen for scientists who need to visualise protein gels stained with Coomassie Blue or silver.
InGenius3 comes complete with unlimited copies of GeneTools image analysis software, enabling scientists to rapidly calculate molecular weight and DNA or protein quantity, as well as store or print high resolution and publication quality images on any computer, as and when they need to.
Dr Martin Biggs, Sales Manager at Syngene, said: “Researchers want to be in control of their gel imaging and often need the flexibility to use safer DNA dyes or analyse their gels at another computer. By introducing our InGenius3 gel doc we’re offering a really cost-effective choice for these scientists. With so many lighting options and analysis software for every user, producing the best gel images in the way they want to do it, is simplicity itself.”