Syngene has introduced an Epi UV HI-LED lighting option for its G:BOX Chemi and G:BOX mini multi-application gel and blot imaging systems to enable faster workflow and more accurate results when imaging a range of fluorescently labelled proteins on gels and blots.
With an excitation wavelength of 365nm, the Epi UV HI-LED lights transform G:BOX Chemi and G:BOX mini systems into higher-performance imagers capable of detecting SYPRO Ruby labelled proteins, colonies and proteins labelled with wtGFP, as well as fluorescent proteins on TLC plates. Because the lighting is around 200 times more intense than standard LEDs, exposure times are shorter – making the G:BOX systems suitable for rapidly imaging complex multiplex fluorescence blots, 1D and 2D gel applications.
The eco-friendly, Epi UV HI-LED lighting features up to 100,000 hours service life and is automatically controlled by GeneSys software via an intuitive, icon-driven set up. The lighting and G:BOX combo features real-optical imaging, allowing scientists to accurately visualise close bands, precisely detect DNA and proteins down to the femtogram level, and achieve publication-quality images.
“Many scientists want to use sensitive dyes like SYPRO Ruby to detect low-expression proteins but often do not have access to systems that provide Epi UV illumination,” said Dr Martin Biggs, Sales Manager at Syngene. “Fitting our new Epi UV HI-LED lighting to a G:BOX Chemi or mini enables these systems to become imaging powerhouses and offers an ideal solution for budget-conscious labs that need to quickly and accurately quantify proteins on gels, blots and even TLC plates.”