Blue light transilluminator does not need darkroom
Blue Light Transilluminator light box
Syngene's Blue Light Transilluminator light box is designed for safe viewing of fluorescently labelled DNA and proteins, and is suitable for visualising nanogram amounts of non-toxic DNA stains.
Syngene's new Blue Light Transilluminator does not need to be used in a darkroom, although it can be easily fitted into any Syngene image-capture system.
The transilluminator can illuminate dyes that emit light at 420-480nm, so is suitable for visualising nanogram amounts of non-toxic DNA stains including: SYBR Safe, SYBR Green, SYBR Gold (Invitrogen) and Gelgreen (Biotium), as well as protein stains such as SYPRO Ruby and ProQ Diamond (Invitrogen).
The benefits of using Syngene's Blue Light Transilluminator is that visible blue light is not damaging to the human eye and does not photo-nick DNA as UV light does.
This means scientists can view, image and cut out DNA or protein bands from gels, on the bench, without worrying about harmful effects to themselves or their samples.
The Blue Light Transilluminator comes either with a 20 x 20cm gel viewing area, suitable for most laboratory applications, or for scientists who need to visualise multiple gels or extra large gels, a unit is available with a 25cm x 30cm viewing plate.
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