G:BOX F3

The new generation, entry level G:BOX F3 gel doc system with high resolution camera for all fluorescence requirements.

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Versatile high resolution gel doc

An entry level system for imaging fluorescence and visible applications, the G:BOX F3LFB gel doc is the ideal solution for your laboratory.

Using your choice of dyes or stains, the G:BOX F3LFB automatically selects the right lighting and filters to detect close bands on both small and large gels. Choosing white light options for Coomassie Blue, UV and blue lighting options, ethidium bromide or SYBR® Safe gels, this system is the ultimate in gel doc flexibility.

The stylish and modular designed G:BOX F3LFB gel doc system includes a high resolution 5m pixel camera which is capable of giving outstanding images with incredible spatial resolution as well as a motor driven zoom lens and a motor driven filter wheel and feedback lens, allowing you to optimise your image capture using user protocols.

The system is controlled by GeneSys application driven image capture software and comes complete with unlimited copies of GeneTools analysis software.

Features

Gel imaging for fluorescence and visible applications

  • Spacious darkroom
    Image gels up to 30cm x 24cm
  • 5m pixel camera
    Resolves close bands and detects nanogram amounts
  • Motor driven zoom lens and filter wheel
    One click set up for easy image capture
  • Lens Feedback
    Optimise image capture by using user protocols
  • White UV and blue lighting options
    Flexibility to image fluorescent and visible stained gels
  • GeneSys application driven image capture software
    Contains extensive database of dyes and imaging protocols. All you need to know is the type of gel you’re using and GeneSys automatically selects the optimal lighting and filters to produce the perfect image
  • GeneTools analysis software (unlimited copies)
    Analyse data at your own computer

Specifications

Gel imaging for fluorescence and visible applications

G:BOX F3
Image resolution (pixels m) 5
Effective resolution (pixels m) 15.1
A/D 12/16 bit
Greyscales 65536
Quantum efficiency @ 425nm 52%
Cooling None
Lens (motor driven) Zoom f1.2. with lens feedback
Filter wheel (7 position motor driven) Yes
UV filter Yes
Use with external PC Yes
Darkroom
Standard Yes
Illumination
Epi LED white lights Yes
Epi UV 302nm Optional
Visible light converter 33 x 31cm Optional
White light pad for visible stains (20 x 14cm) Optional
UltraBright LED blue light transilluminator 20 x 16cm Optional
UV transilluminators Optional
Dimensions
Max image area (cm) 32.5 x 24.1
Min image area (cm) 5.6 x 4.2
W x H x D (cm) 57 x 84 x 45
Weight (kg) 37
Voltage 115v/240v

 

Accessories

Accessories

Transilluminators

Syngene offers a range of UV transilluminators suitable for all your imaging needs. Transilluminators are available in 230V 50Hz, 230V 60Hz (-E60), 115V 60Hz (-A), 115V 60Hz (-ACA) and 100V 50/60Hz (-J). Available wavelengths are short wave (254nm, 2020S or 2530S), medium wave (302nm, 2020M or 2530M) and long wave (365nm, 2020L or 2530L).

UltraBright-LED transilluminator

Blue light transilluminators are often used as an alternative to a UV transilluminator when users wish to use ‘safe dyes’ instead of Ethidium Bromide. A blue light transilluminator is a ‘safe’ light source, in that the user is not exposed to harmful UV radiation and samples are free from photonicking. The UltraBright-LED transilluminator can be used instead of the UV transilluminator in all Syngene G:BOX systems.

UltraBright-LED transilluminator can be used with gels up to 20 x 16cm for use in the G:BOX series. This model uses side mounted 470nm LED arrays for illumination.

UV-blue light converter screens

These come in two sizes 21cm x 26cm and 25cm x 30cm and are used to change harmful UV into blue light. They are made of scratch resistant plastic and are easy to retrofit onto a UV transilluminator.

Visible light converter screens

These come in two sizes 30.5cm x 33cm and 23.5cm x 30cm and are used to change UV light into visible light, ideal for imaging Coomassie Blue and Silver Stained gels.

EPI UV

The EPI UV module can be fitted to any G:BOX darkroom (those produced after July 2010). The module fits above the standard LED white light module which is standard on all G:BOX systems. The EPI UV module can have either a 254nm, 365nm or 302nm tube. Either one or two modules can be fitted to each darkroom.

Filters

The filter wheel takes the 72mm range of filters.