Transilluminators.com MiniBlue™ mini blue light transilluminator. On sale through September 30, 2022 for $315.00 and $10.00 flat rate shipping to anywhere in the continental USA!
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- Gel cutting knife
- Fluorescent gel ruler
- Cardboard hood for gel documentation using a smart phone
- .2mL sample of MaestroSafe loading dye
All included at no cost!
The MiniBlue transilluminator is an ultra compact, ultra thin transilluminator suitable for imaging gels up to 10cm x 8cm and stained with SYBR Safe, MaestroSafe stain, Gel Green, and other "safe" stains.
Ethidium Bromide stained gels can also be imaged with the MiniBlue™, however you may need to dim the lights in the room for optimal visualization.
The MiniBlue contains two arrays of high intensity, side illuminated 470 nm blue LED bulbs offer outstanding signal to noise ratio. It has a variable, adjustable position amber viewing screen for superb viewing and easy access to gels for band extraction.
There is never any need to keep track of a detached viewing screen or share amber viewing glasses to cut bands from gels.
Easy visualization of DNA gels stained with:
- SYBR Safe
- Ethidium Bromide (EtBr)
- Gel Green
- UltraPower DNA Safe Dye
- Midori Green
Even Illumination Over the ENTIRE Viewing Area
The MiniBlue™ is ultra compact and has two side illuminated arrays of high intensity 470nm blue LEDs. As the MiniBlue illuminates samples from the side, it provides a low signal to noise ratio (S/N) and extremely even illumination throughout the entire sample. A built-in filter/lid provides the optimum viewing conditions and is ideal for band cutting.
Safe to use and does not damage DNA
Despite the increased interest in "safe/non-toxic" DNA gel stains such as SYBR Safe or GelGreen, many labs still use UV transilluminators on the bench. Exposure to UV can cause sunburns to skin or eyes. Additionally, UV can accidentally crosslink and damage your DNA. As the MiniBlue™ uses blue light, there is no risk of sunburn or damage to DNA. Simply put, this is a safer system to use on the bench. To read more about safety of blue light transilluminators, please click here.
A gel hood is included with the system and can be used with most mobile devices.
1. No Separate Pieces. No Need to Purchase or Share (eww!) Amber Viewing Glasses
The MiniBlue has an attached variable position viewing screen/cover. Should you wish to extract bands from gels, simply lift the cover to a comfortable viewing angle and it will remain in place. The cover never touches your gels. Additionally, you do not need to worry about losing a separate cover or glasses with the UltraSlim.
3. High Sensitivity
Using high intensity LEDs, the MiniBlue™ illuminates a wide range of samples, producing fluorescence in even the faintest of bands. The illumination is high intensity and uniform, giving high quality images for publication or analysis.
4. Small footprint
The MiniBlue™ can be used as a stand-alone transilluminator and takes up very little laboratory bench space. Its overall dimensions are only 17cm x 14.5cm and it is easily portable to any location.
5. Uses a wide range of dyes
The MiniBlue™ can be used with Ethidium bromide, GelGreen, GelRed, SYBR Gold, SYBR Green, SYBRSafe, SYPRO Orange, SYPRO Ruby and UltraPower. (All trademarks acknowledged).
- Dimension - 17cm(d) x 14.5cm(w) x 5 cm
- Gel size (cm) - 10 x 8
- Wavelength (mm) - 470nm
- Power - DC 24v 1.25A
- Weight - 1.3kg
- Catalog number: NEB-MB01-BL
- Country of origin: Taiwan
- Ships from: New Hampshire
- Typically ships within 24-48 hours upon receipt of order
- 1 year warranty