A good UV transilluminator (electrophoresis)Transilluminator brand
Posted 28 October 2012 - 06:45 PM
Could you please tell me about your experience in your work with UV transilluminators? I need to buy one for the lab, but I don't know which brand is the more suitable. Which brand should I buy?
I think it would be better if it had an observation chamber.
Posted 28 October 2012 - 08:21 PM
A hood is useful for taking pictures and avoiding unnecessary UV exposure, but it isn't absolutely necessary - kodak used to sell a camera and hand held hood that could be shifted on and off the trans.
Posted 29 October 2012 - 06:29 AM
Posted 29 October 2012 - 08:25 AM
These things however are not that cheap, but chambers with black-and-white CCD camera have focusing, zoom, exposition control and live preview give much more better images much easier and quicker way.
Also as mentioned, for gel extraction longer wavelength UV option may be beneficial. If you plan to cut the gels under UV look for chambers that allow that (i.e. UV on while doors are open), some may not.
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