The new GeneGnomeXRQ is dedicated to chemiluminescence imaging. This system is built for high performance and automation and now features a next generation high quantum efficiency Syngene CCD camera for even greater sensitivity. A very simple set-up process means a single ‘click’ will automatically capture a quality image of any Western blot .
Western blot imaging has never been so easy than with the GeneGnome XRQ. The system automatically selects the right imaging conditions for any blot irrespective of the chemiluminescent reagents being used. All chemiluminescence applications can easily be handled by the GeneGnome XRQ and can produce superb images even from the faintest of signals.
The compact instrument sits on any laboratory bench taking up very little space. The GeneGnome XRQ is available in three variants
The system comes complete with unlimited copies of GeneTools analysis software.
|Image resolution (pixels m)||4|
|Effective resolution (pixels m)||16|
|Quantum efficiency @ 425nm||73%|
|Cooling regulated (degrees)||-57C|
|Lens (motor driven)||f0.9 fixed focus|
|Use with external PC||Option|
|Epi LED white lights||Yes|
For many years, GeneGnome has been one of Syngene's unique and very popular systems. We have sold hundreds worldwide and have a strong customer following for this product. GeneGnome has now been updated to include a much higher resolution camera.
As always, the GeneGnome is a fully automated system with a small footprint and is optimised for highly sensitive imaging of chemiluminescence blots and plates. Built-in epi white LEDs are included so that coloured markers can be imaged. No external PC is required.
The GeneGnome XRQ now features one of our new generation high QE camera which have exceptional sensitivity for chemiluminescence work.
Images of up to 16m pixels can be generated for publication purposes while the standard 4m pixel output images offer superb quality for all your chemiluminescent blots and plates. Please remember that the maximum blot size in a GeneGnome is 11 x 8cm. If you have larger blots please look at our G:BOX series.
The camera is cooled and has very low noise so imaging chemiluminescent samples is easy. Using GeneSys makes capturing any sample a simple, automatic process. It is genuinely a one-button process with capture times automatically calculated. Exposure times of many hours are possible and always result in clean crisp images.
The GeneGnome XRQ is available in three variants
|Printer - Any printer with appropriate Windows drivers can be attached to the GeneGnome. We recommend a thermal A6 printer such as Sony or Mitsubishi. These USB printers will ‘plug and play’ with the GeneGnome and require minimal setup. They will print hard copies of blots in under 5 seconds on long life glossy thermal paper to give photographic quality images.|
“We have been using the GeneGnome since 2003 for imaging Western blots to determine how changes in phospholipase C affect the regulation of proteins during mitosis. During this time we have only had to make one change to the hardware, which Syngene came in and did on-site. When we need to purchase another chemiluminescent imager, we’ll definitely go for another from Syngene because using a GeneGnome and working with Syngene has been an entirely positive experience.”
“In 2004, we began using our GeneGnome to help us determine expression levels of proteins. We chose a GeneGnome because it only performs chemiluminescence imaging, making it simpler to use than other imagers we looked at. Using our GeneGnome we have detected large membrane proteins of 260 KDa and visualised nanogram amounts of protein, so it has plenty of sensitivity for our work.”
“We like the free software upgrades that help to keep our GeneGnome up to date and have been really impressed with the service and support Syngene has given us while we’ve been using the system.”
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