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Syngene has released U:Genius, which is a gel documentation system for accurately recording DNA and protein gels images.

Built to the same standards as Syngene’s G:BOX image analysers, U:Genius provides a two-mega pixel resolution. The system has a compact darkroom with a unique touch screen and can accommodate any bench top transilluminator. Having a universal darkroom without any computer but using an embedded Windows XP processor, means scientists can save money because they do not need to purchase an additional transilluminator or PC with their U:Genius. 

The U:Genius darkroom comes with internal white light for viewing and focusing and has self-stowing doors that automatically turn off the transilluminator when the door is opened, thus preventing accidental UV exposure. The touch screen features intuitive icons linked to Syngene’s latest imaging methods, so scientists needing to rapidly resolve close band images can easily produce true 16 bit images using the EDR (Extended Dynamic Range) icon. Additionally, those wanting to capture perfect protein gel images by reducing background noise can use the Neutral Fielding icon. Images may also be rotated, sharpened and annotated. 

The gel images generated can be printed on any printer, stored on the U:Genius’ processor, or saved to a USB memory stick using the USB port conveniently located on the front of the system. If scientists need to obtain data from their images, they can analyse them on any lab PC using GeneTools, Syngene’s image analysis software, a copy of which is included free with the U:Genius.


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