Blue Light Transilluminator | UltraSlim

UltraSlim SLB-01W On Sale Through June 30, 2022. $465.00 and free shipping!

UltraSlim SLB-03W with White Light Panel On Sale Through June 30, 2022. $515.00 and free shipping!

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All orders ship with a free .2mL of MaestroSafe Nucleic Acid Loading Dye and an imaging hood for gel imaging!

The UltraSlim blue LED transilluminator is a very compact, ultra thin transilluminator suitable for imaging gels up to 12 cm x 10 cm and stained with SYBR Safe, MaestroSafe stain, Gel Green, and other "safe" stains.

108 high intensity, side illuminated 470 nm blue LED bulbs offer outstanding signal to noise ratio.

The UltraSlim has a variable, adjustable position amber viewing screen for superb viewing and easy access to gels for band extraction.

Easy visualization of DNA gels stained with:

  • SYBR Safe 
  • Ethidium Bromide (EtBr)
  • Gel Green
  • UltraPower DNA Safe Dye
  • Midori Green

Will I see my bands?

This is a commonly asked question and concern from anyone looking at purchasing a blue light transilluminator online. The picture above was captured at a customer lab in Cambridge, MA. It is an image of a DNA gel stained with SYBR Safe placed on an UltraBright blue light transilluminator. As you can see from the reflection on the screen, this image was captured with the lights on in the room. In fact, the system was placed directly under a ceiling light. UltraSlim is ultra bright! 

GFP Colonies on Blue Light Transilluminator

GFP positive and negative clones on a colony plate on the UltraSlim Blue LED Illuminator. Image courtesy of Christopher P.

Imaging Hood included with every system

An imaging hood is included as standard with ever system. The imaging hood provides a simple and affordable way to capture images of your gels directly onto a mobile device. 

Optional White Light Panel

A white light panel is now available with the UltraSlim. This enables scientists to view and image nucleic acid and protein gels with a visible stain such as Coomassie blue or Silver Stain. The white light panel can be used external to the system or can be placed in the UltraSlim Blue Light Illuminator. 

Even Illumination Over the ENTIRE Viewing Area

The UltaSlim is very compact and has two arrays of  54 high intensity 470nm blue LEDs. As the UltraSlim 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. Some blue light transilluminators use bulbs, which create "peaks and valleys" of light intensity.

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 UltraSlim 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.

Who is using our blue light transilluminators? See here.   

Order Information

  • Catalog number: NEB-SLB-01W (blue light only)/ NEB-SLB-03W (blue light and white light)
  • Country of origin: Taiwan
  • Ships from: New Hampshire
  • Typically ships within 24-48 hours upon receipt of order
  • 1 year warranty
  • Shipping cost: $25.00

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