GeneGnome XRQ - Chemiluminescence imaging

GeneGnome XRQ

GeneGnome XRQ is dedicated to chemiluminescence imaging. A simple set-up process means a single ‘click’ will automatically capture a quality image of any western blot.

Category: Applications: Chemiluminescence
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Dedicated chemiluminescence imaging system – great Westerns without film

You love the sensitivity that chemi brings to Western blot imaging but hate the drama of using film to get it. Utilising the GeneGnome XRQ’s optimised short ‘camera to sample’ technology, you’ll get more than double the dynamic range of film, making it easy for you to see picogram or femtogram protein levels without all the fuss.

The GeneGnomeXRQ is dedicated to chemiluminescence imaging and is built for high performance and automation, featuring a high quantum efficiency CCD camera.

The compact instrument sits on any laboratory bench taking up very little space. The GeneGnome XRQ requires an external PC for use.

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



Dedicated chemi imaging system

  • Small footprint
    More space for your research
  • High quantum efficiency (QE) camera
    Detects your faintest bands
  • Automated chemiluminescent capture
    Perfect exposure without film
  • Cooled camera
    No annoying background noise on your blots
  • Fixed lens controlled by GeneSys software
    One click and you’ll image any manufacturer’s chemi reagents
  • GeneSys application driven image capture software
    Contains extensive database of dyes and imaging protocols. All you need to know is the type of blot you’re using and GeneSys automatically selects the optimal lighting and filters to produce the perfect image
  • GeneTools analysis software (unlimited copies)
    Analyse data on your own computer




  • Optimised – for imaging chemiluminescence Western blots
    GeneGnome XRQ is configured for maximum sensitivity to ensure even the faintest band on a blot can be captured.
  • Sensitive cooled camera
    The high quantum efficiency cooled CCD camera is very sensitive to low level light emissions from a blot. The peltier cooled camera has exceptional ‘signal to noise’ performance resulting in virtually undetectable background noise. The short ‘camera to sample’ distance further enhances the ability to work with chemiluminescence samples and reagents. When compared to film, the GeneGnome XRQ has more than double the dynamic range. This allows for extremely accurate quantification.
  • Small footprint
    The GeneGnome XRQ has a very small footprint and takes up minimal bench space. The automatic slide-out drawer allows easy sample handling. The fixed aperture and focus of the lens results in a very simple set-up procedure making image capture as simple as a click of a mouse button.



GeneGnome XRQ
Image resolution (pixels m) 4
Effective resolution (pixels m) 16
A/D 16 bit
Greyscales 65536
Quantum efficiency @ 425nm 73%
Cooling Peltier
Lens (motor driven) Fixed f0.95
Sample size (cm) 11 x 8
Requires external PC Yes
Epi LED white lights Yes
W x H x D (cm) 37.5 x 44 x 43



Professor Ales Vancura, Department of Biological Sciences, St John’s University, New York, USA
“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.”

Dr Emily Taylor, Laboratory Manager, Department of Pharmacology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
“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.”




Any printer with appropriate Windows drivers can be used with the InGenius3. We recommend a thermal A6 printer such as Mitsubishi. These USB printers will “plug and play” with the InGenius3 computer and require minimal set up. They will print hard copies of images in under 5 seconds on long life glossy thermal paper to give photographic quality images.

Thermal paper

Available as Matt or Glossy.



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