FastGene UV Transilluminator
|Fig. 1: The FastGene® UV TransiIlluminator FG-300||Fig. 2: The FastGene® Small UV TransiIlluminator; FG-301|
For the detection of DNA, stained with Ethidium Bromide, UV-Transilluminators are still the first choice. The achievable sensitivity is strongly dependent on the quality of the UV lamps and of the filter material. High quality UV tables show almost no visible light. The quality of the UV light source and of the filter can easily be tested: UV light is invisible to the human eye. When the instrument is switched on and the position of the UV lamps are easy to detect, too much of the long wavelenght light will be emitted and the result is a much lower sensitivity (see figure 3).
The FastGene® UV Transilluminator passes this test without a problem.
|Fig. 3: UV light source of a conventional device (left) and the FastGene® UV TransiIlluminator (right)|
Fig. 4: Agarose gel with different concentrations of a DNA standard.
Furthermore the FastGene® UV Transilluminator includes a specifically manufactured filter system and shows a very effective protection against harmful UV radiation (see figure 5)
Fig. 5: Permeability of the filter for UV radiation. Blue: conventional UV transilluminator, in red: FastGene® UV TransiIlluminator.
|Specifications||FG-300 (large)||FG-301 (small)|
|Size||288 x 340 x 80 mm||247 x 132 x 49 mm|
|Viewing area||260 x 210 mm||150 x 80 mm|
|Weight||4,3 kg||1,4 kg|
|UV wave lenght||302 nm||302 nm|
|UV lamps||6 x 8 Watt||6 Watt|
|Power||100 - 240 V; |
50 - 60 Hz
|12V - 1,5 A|
|FastGene UV Transilluminator||FG-300||FastGene UV Transilluminator|
|FastGene UV Small Transilluminator||FG-301||FastGene UV Small Transilluminator|