Syngene’s GeneSys software is now available with ChemiRapid, Signal Accumulation Calculator (SAC) and Enhanced Image features designed to improve chemiluminescence imaging workflow and quality.
The software, available for free download to users of specific Syngene imaging systems, offers picture perfect chemi blot images.
Using GeneSys software’s latest ChemiRapid feature, scientists working with chemiblots can take a single image of their blot to check for the absence or presence of specific proteins in one click. Researchers who want to take a series of cumulative chemi images to generate highly accurate blot information can use the new Signal Accumulation Calculator (SAC) feature.
With SAC, users set the shortest and longest exposure times that they think will achieve their optimal image. They then choose the number of images they would like to capture and SAC calculates exposure times for each image at even intervals between the shortest and longest exposure times. Each successive image includes all the accumulated signal from the previous images, plus the additional exposure time, making it easy for scientists to select the image which has the optimal balance of signal to background.
Used in Syngene’s G:BOX Chemi, mini and GeneGnome systems, SAC enables scientists to image their blots while they walk away, saving the time and effort of trying to find the perfect exposure time. This provides higher quality and more cost-effective blot imaging than would be produced using X-rays films which can only capture one chemi image at a single time point. SAC feature is suitable for scientists who want to automate their workflow to obtain high quality, accurate images of ECL and other chemiluminescence Western blots.
Also new to GeneSys is Enhanced Image which uses proprietary algorithms to smooth out blot backgrounds, making it easier to visualise low signal bands. Enhanced Image can remove spots and imperfections in blot backgrounds caused by buffer crystals or stubborn blocking proteins. It also ensures scientists can easily generate perfect publication-ready blot images for their reports or papers.
Dr Martin Biggs, Divisional Manager at Syngene, said: “Scientists don’t want to stand at their imagers trying to generate an image of their chemi blot with the right exposure. We understand this at Syngene and have made intelligent additions to our new GeneSys software so that researchers can effortlessly produce high-quality blot images, which shows off the very best results from their work.”