Category: electrophoresis

How to get gel and blot images at publication quality

Smart Capture Technology from Aplegen means no more wrestling with low pixel counts

ONE common difficulty with automated gel and blot imaging systems is that of photographic resolution. Images are typically displayed on monitors at a standard resolution of 72 dot per inch (dpi). When it comes to printing and publication, this is…

Robotic workstation extracts proteins automatically

Herolab describes Spot Hunter as a new generation of robotic proteomic workstation for the fluorescence detection and automatic extraction of selected protein spots after 2D electrophoresis. Promising greater flexibility and improved accuracy and reliability, it is available in three sizes…

Capture gene bands without cutting

Isolating individual bands from electrophoresis gels usually involves manually cutting them free, a slow process that can be prone to cross contamination. Gel Company says its new GeneCatcher provides a simpler, inexpensive, one-handed method of removing bands. Simply push a…

Better blot and gel imaging at lower cost

GEL and western blot imaging documentation is made simpler with the Omega Lum G, says Aplegen. The imaging package comes with everything needed, it says, to quickly start capturing images of gels and blots. The company says this comes at…

Gene cloning made safer and more sensitive

AN ALTERNATIVE to ethidium bromide which is said to be more flexible in use as well as being safe and sensitive has been introduced by Cleaver Scientific. The company describes RunSafe as a significant new tool for gene cloning applications,…

Image analysis system delivers ‘perfect’ chemi blots

SYNGENE says its new PXi multi-application image analysis system is currently the best in its class for scientists imaging chemiluminescent and fluorescent blots, as well as 1D fluorescent stained gels. The high resolution 6.3 megapixel camera and large fixed aperture…

Lab life, in cartoon motion

HATS off to Life Techologies, for the latest in its excellent series of promotional videos. The tale of PhDiva and the Mystery Band has just been released on YouTube, and has already scored a few thousand views. This clever animation…

UV transilluminator needs little space

SPACE on the lab bench seems to always be at a premium, and as a result many equipment manufacturers promote their products on their small physical size. Latest to join the trend is UVMan, which says its Slimline UV Transilluminator…