UPLAND, CALIF., June 8, 2012 — UVP LLC’s GelMax Imager is designed for fast, easy imaging of precast and mini gels up to 11.5 × 16 cm in size for illumination, capture and analysis.
Gels can be easily illuminated with multiple transillumination light sources for maximizing fluorophore stain excitation. Midrange 302-nm UV is built into the unit to view ethidium bromide and other stains. The modular design enables placement of interchangeable samples plates onto the UV. The plates convert midrange-UV to specific wavelengths.
The Visi-Blue sample plate converts the UV to 460- to 470-nm blue light for viewing stains such as SYBR Green, SYBR Safe and GelGreen. When white light transillumination is required for viewing gels such as Coomassie Blue and Silver stain, the white light sample plate can be used.
Long-wave 365-nm UV can be achieved by using the long-wave sample plate, which reduces photonicking of gels. A black sample plate enables placement of samples not requiring transillumination. The plates can be stored in the plate holder when not in use.
The GelMax simplifies imaging with the intuitive work-flow-based software. One-touch buttons enable fast image capture. The software controls the high-resolution color camera, which captures publication-quality images. Researchers can generate extensive quantitative analysis results using molecular weight, histograms, lane profile graphs and other tools. Data can be quickly exported to Excel and other programs for documentation and publication.
With its compact size, the plug-and-play imager reduces lab bench space requirements. Its efficient design enables researchers to easily view gels using multiple light sources, to quickly capture and save images, and to analyze lanes and bands. It performs fluorescence, colorimetric and blue-light imaging of precast and mini gels.
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