Stand Alone Gel Documentation
Perfect results right out of the box
The FastGene FAS-V Gel Imaging system is the latest addition to the growing FastGene family for sensitive and safe nucleic acid detection and protein documentation. This imaging platform combines a powerful CCD camera, brilliant touch-screen display and the superior technology of ultra-bright blue and green LEDs. The aquamarine-color illumination hits the sweet spot for exciting common fluorescence DNA dyes such as EtBr and Sybr Green. You can always expect at least equivalent results as compared to UV transilluminators, but without the risk of damaging DNA or harming your skin and eyes. That’s because the lower energy photons from these LEDs will not crosslink DNA (rendering it unable to be replicated) unlike short wave UV light.
The system is designed to produce stronger signals and lower background! The huge imaging area is 26 cm x 21 cm big and has unsurpassed uniformity of lighting. 12 LED arrays illuminate from opposite sides as compared to directly shining light from below like other gel illuminators. The FAS-V was developed for use with either red dyes such as ethidium bromide (EtBr) or next generation non-carcinogenic dyes like our Midori Green or Sybr Green-based dyes.
The FastGene FAS-V is easily controlled by a gorgeous, color 10.4″ touchscreen display. All three light sources can be activated and deactivated by the touchscreen. Additionally, the exposure time and gain can be easily adjusted.
The FAS-V system will take up to six pictures, simultaneously, using different exposure times. The user can then view and choose which one to use.