Scientific Digital Imaging’s Syngene Division has launched the G:BOX Chemi XRQ multi-functional image analysis system.
Targeting scientists requiring a cost-efficient system for rapid imaging of gel or blot types, the G:BOX Chemi XRQ features a high resolution, high quantum efficiency (73% quantum efficiency at 425nm) and low noise CCD camera with 4 megapixel imaging capabilities inside a light tight darkroom.
This enables the system to accurately visualise and separate faint and bright bands on one gel or blot.
GeneSys optimises filters and lighting according to the hardware inside the G:BOX Chemi XRQ and the image is calibrated according to the gel or blot’s size allowing scientists to take advantage of the camera’s full resolving power. Researchers then select their combination and the software instructs the G:BOX Chemi XRQ to automatically set-up the filters and lighting to generate sharp, clear gel or blot images.
GeneSys also includes a researcher ‘protocol save’ feature enabling one-click recall of frequently used imaging settings.
Laura Sullivan, Syngene’s divisional manager said: “Scientists’ feedback is that they need an image analyser which is versatile enough to be used by a large number of researchers of different skill levels so has to be easy to set up, allow storage of specific image protocols and perform well with a range of different dyes on gels and blots.
“We have combined a camera with new GeneSys image capture software to develop the G:BOX Chemi XRQ. The result is that researchers looking for an affordable image analysis system that rapidly delivers high quality, chemiluminescence blot, fluorescence and colorimetric gel images time after time won’t want any other system, when they see a G:BOX Chemi XRQ in action.”
Modular system includes motor-driven lenses and filter wheel with the option of including red, blue, green, IR LEDs and transillumination lighting.
Controlled by touch screen via streamlined GeneSys software.