InGenius3 - Manual gel documentation system


The economical InGenius3 gel imaging and analysis system is suitable for standard fluorescence applications. InGenius3 features a 5 million pixel camera.

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Economical gel documentation – DNA and protein gel imaging your way

Using a compact, InGenuis3 gel documentation system you’re in control. You can image your choice of dyes and stains by choosing UV, blue or white lighting options. The system’s GeneSys software selects the right lighting and filters for you, making it easy to image fluorescent ethidium bromide or SYBR® Safe DNA gels and protein gels stained with Coomassie Blue or silver.

For an economical system, the InGenius3 offers a 3m pixel camera and can produce images with 16 bit image depth. A manual zoom lens and manual filter drawer (includes a UV filter) completes the package.

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

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DNA and protein gel imaging your way

  • Small footprint
    Plenty of bench space for your experiments
  • 3m pixel camera
    Detect nanogram amounts on gels (up to 20cm x 20cm)
  • Manual zoom
    Puts you in control of the camera
  • White, UV and blue lighting options
    Flexibility to image fluorescent DNA and visibly stained protein gels
  • High resolution
    InGenius3 uses a high resolution 3m pixel camera with a 16 bit image output
  • Manual system
    Allows the user to select filters using a filter drawer, control lighting and the camera lens
  • 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.


Compact, manual gel documentation systems

Camera InGenius3
Sensor 1/3 inch
Resolution 3 million pixels
Image depth 12/16 bit
Greyscales 4,096/65,536
Dynamic range 3.6 – 4.8
Lens Manual zoom 6.5 – 39, F1.4
Maximum viewing area 20 x 20cm
Slim UV transilluminator 20 x 20cm –
various single wavelengths are available
UltraSlim-LED blue light transilluminator 10 x 12cm Option
White Epi overhead Yes
UV/visible light NovaGlo converter Option
GeneSys image capture Yes
GeneTools image analysis Yes
GeneDirectory Option
Conversion screen
Novaglo UV to visible
Dimensions (h x d x w) cm 62 x 37.5 x 40

This product is supplied with GeneSys image capture and manipulation software along with GeneTools software. This product needs an external computer.




InGenius3 uses a slimline transilluminator.  Transilluminators are available in voltages for 230V 50Hz, 230V 60Hz (-E60), 115V 60Hz (-A), 115V 60Hz (-ACA) and 100V 50/60Hz (-J). Available wavelengths are short wave (254nm, 2020S), medium wave (302nm, 2020M), long wave (365nm, 2020L).

Blue light transilluminator

Used when alternative dyes to EtBr are required. 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. This transilluminator replaces the UV transilluminator in all products.

UV-blue light convert screen

This comes in size 21 x 26 cm and is used to change harmful UV into blue light. It is made of scratch resistant plastic and is easy to retrofit onto a UV transilluminator

Visible light converter screen

This come in size 23.5cm x 30cm and is used to change UV light into visible light, ideal for imaging Coomassie Blue and Silver Stained gels.


A 58mm short pass filter is available.


Any printer with appropriate Windows drivers can be used with the InGenius3. We recommend a thermal A6 printer such as a Mitsubishi (P95DW (only sold for use with Syngene Gel Documentation units). 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.

UV tubes

Short wave 8W, 254nm, Medium wave 8W, 302nm, Long wave 8W 365nm available.



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