Transilluminators.com MiniBlue™ mini blue light transilluminator.
On sale through March 31, 2023 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.