First Portable Gel Documentation System
Image nucleic acids and proteins
The FastGene GelPic LED System is the most compact gel documentation system on the market. Ideally suited for tight spaces on a bench-top, the system both illuminates and captures an image of your gel or blot. This GelPic system comes equipped with three different illumination modes.
The first, an array of blue LEDs (470nm) situated around the periphery of the glass platen provide excitation light for green–emitting fluorescence dyes. This optimal “transillumination” configuration minimizes ambient background for the most sensitive imaging with non-carcinogenic dyes like Midori Green, or other green dyes such as Sybr Green. These blue LEDs are a much safer technology than old-style UV transilluminators because the LEDs are just as sensitive as UV light but they don’t damage DNA in an agarose gel and they won’t harm your skin or your eyes.
The second illumination mode utilizes an innovative white LED – shining uniform backlight for transparent media such as Coomassie-stained protein polyacrylamide gels. This diffuser technology eliminates “hot spots” due to point illumination and provides maximum clarity for colorimetric-stained gels. The last mode uses white LED epi-illumination for lighting directly onto opaque surfaces such as a Western blot and similar highly reflective materials.