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NuGenius is a new generation, low cost, integrated imaging system for DNA and protein analysis and gel documentation.

Colony counting DNA gels Films Protein gels Stain free imaging 3 Year warranty ISO 9001:2008 TIFF USB XLS

Complete gel documentation workstation

NuGenius is the ultimate in compact gel documentation workstations. Using a choice of UV, blue or white lighting options you can capture and edit images of fluorescent ethidium bromide, SYBR® Safe or GelGreenTM DNA gels and protein gels stained with Coomassie Blue at the workstation. You can even capture stain free gel images using a NuGenius+ which is specially optimised for this application.

For an entry level system, the NuGenius comes with a ground breaking 5 million pixel camera giving superb pixel resolution and unrivalled sensitivity. NuGenius offers a maximum viewing area of 20 x 24cm which is very large for such a small, compact unit.

NuGenius+ has been designed for stain free applications.


Gel imaging at a touch

  • Compact workstation
    Plenty of bench space for your research
  • Complete with built-in processor, touch screen and NuGenius software
    Easily capture and edit images on screen without a computer
  • Motor driven zoom lens
    Automatic set up for easy image capture
  • 5m pixel camera
    Resolves close bands and detects nanogram amounts
  • White, UV and blue lighting options
    Flexibility to image fluorescent and visibly stained gels
  • Stain free imaging capability with the NuGenius+
    Capture images of stain free acrylamide gels and many more
  • Optional networking capability to save images to a private network*
    Easily share and store your results
  • GeneTools software (unlimited copies)
    Analyse date on your own computer

*We strongly recommend that:
NuGenius should be connected to a secure, private network (LAN) where all computers are secure, known and trustworthy.
NuGenius should not be assigned a public IP address.
Please note that NuGenius does not currently support DNS name resolution



NuGenius NuGenius+
Camera 5 million pixel 5 million pixel
Sensor 1/2.5 inch 2/3 inch
Bit depth 12/16 bit 12/16 bit
Greyscale 65,536 65,536
Dynamic range 3.6/4.8 (extended) 3.6/4.8 (extended)
Lens 8 – 48mm f/1.2 11.5 – 69mm f/1.4
Viewing area 20 x 24cm 20 x 24cm
Slim transilluminator 20 x 24cm Option Option
Blue converter screen 21 x 26cm Option Option
Visible light converter Option Option
White epi Yes Yes
7 inch touch screen
Image capture Yes Yes
GeneTools analysis Yes Yes
GeneDirectory Option Option
P95DW Mitsubishi digital thermal printer (only sold for use with Syngene Gel Documentation units) P95DW Mitsubishi digital thermal printer (only sold for use with Syngene Gel Documentation units)
Canon Selphy Canon Selphy
Paper and ink K65HM thermal paper, matt K65HM thermal paper, matt
K91HG thermal paper. glossy K914HG thermal paper, glossy
Canon KP-1081N Canon KP-1081N
H x W x D cms 75 x 31 x 45 75 x 31 x 45
Weight 20kg 20kg



  • DNA – with a NuGenius you can use the UV transilluminator to capture images of DNA gels stained with Ethidium Bromide.
  • AutoRads – the NuGenius 5mp resolution camera is ideal for capturing images requiring high detail. This is especially true when looking for separation between bands and spots. Capturing high quality images of Autorads is one of the strengths of the NuGenius.
  • Visible light – with the visible light converter, NuGenius can be used to view gels which have been stained with, eg, silver stain and Coomassie blue. You can also view tissues, slides and films.
  • Blue light – a blue light conversion screen is available for applications requiring blue light excitation, eg, “Safe dyes” such as GFP, SYBR® Green, SYBR Gold, SYBR Safe, SYPRO Ruby, Safe View and Flamingo.
  • Stain free (with NuGenius+) – stain free technology removes extra steps and long delays from staining with dyes such as Coomassie blue.

These are just some of the applications that can be used with a NuGenius. The Syngene Applications Department is always ready to discuss your particular application needs and how they can be imaged using NuGenius. Please contact for further information.




NuGenius uses a slimline transilluminator. These 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 or 2024S), medium wave (302nm, 2020M or 2024M), long wave (365nm, 2020L or 2024L).

Blue light converter 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.


P95DW Mitsubishi digital thermal printer (only sold for use with Syngene Gel Documentation units) or Canon Selphy CP1200.

Thermal paper

Available as Matt or Glossy.

UV tubes

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

Network connectivity

Dongle available for complete network connectivity.



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